Spirit of Storytelling – A Book Group
The Committee on Representations invites anyone interested to join us in our first online book group featuring Rev. Jacqui Lewis’s book called the Power of Stories. In it she talks about how the stories of leaders and members of congregations helped them transform and inform their communities of faith around diversity. If you are someone who is looking to dip your toe in the water and find out how the stories of your context might help you understand each other and different cultures and ethnicities of which you are part this will be helpful. Or if you are curious about the transformative power of story in your life this might be for you too! Over three meetings in the months of April and May we will discuss key points and invitations for us in these days and times.
The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis uses her gifts as author, activist, preacher, and public theologian toward creating an antiracist, just, gun violence free, fully welcoming, gender affirming society in which everyone has enough.
Jacqui is the Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church. A womanist theologian, Jacqui has preached at the Festival of Homiletics, the Wild Goose Festival, The Children’s Defense Fund’s Haley Farm, and was a featured speaker on the Together national tour with best-selling author, Glennon Doyle.
Dr. Lewis’ work has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the front page of The New York Times website, New York Times Video, The New York Post, CNN i-report, Essence, Ebony.com, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, The Associated Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News, The Public’s Radio, The Houston Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Yakima Herald. She has blogged for The Huffington Post, GLAAD, Patheos, and Believe Out Loud. Her books include The Power of Stories; Ten Essential Strategies (with John Janka); Becoming Like Creoles (with Curtiss de Young, et al), and the children’s book, You Are So Wonderful! Harmony/Penguin Random House published her book, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World in 2021. Her next book is the Just Love Story Bible for Children (Beaming Books, 2024).
Information about Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Power of Stories – purchase book or kindle
All meetings are via ZOOM
Monday evenings – April 17, May 1 and May 15
from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Registration is required.
Zoom link will be sent out closer to the starting date.