New in the Library: A Bigger Table

Pastor and popular blogger John Pavlovitz has written A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community (261 P).

Raised a Roman Catholic, he eventually became a Methodist minister. But his real story, detailed in this book, is about his spiritual journey. The 2016 presidential election “was a day of deep grieving and profound sadness … the horrible reality about our nation; all that bigotry and discord and hatred set upon our chests, hampering our breath.”

This book is his search for a society of “radical hospitality, total authenticity, true diversity, and agenda-free community.” Each chapter has questions for further reflection or group discussion. For more by this passionate and prophetic writer, see his blog: Stuff that needs to be said.

~Carol Jensen, Church Librarian