Interfaith Book Club
Our first book is Who Stole My Bible? Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny, from author Rev. Jennifer Butler, Executive Director of Faith in Public Life.
We are excited to announce that Jennifer will be the keynote speaker for our upcoming 2022 Interfaith Dinner. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the author and her work in the lead up to our next dinner.
The Bible has been hijacked. We’ve all seen examples of sacred scripture being used to justify racism, sexism, reactionary politics, and violence. If you have ever found yourself wondering what Bible some of your fellow believers are reading, then you are not alone. With a foreword from Brian McLaren, Who Stole My Bible?: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny shows how the Bible is an inspiring handbook for finding your voice for speaking truth.
Scripture is full of stories of those who followed God’s call to resist oppression and pursue compassion, justice, and dignity. Chapters focus on the liberating God of the Hebrews, the authoritarianism of King Solomon, the dream team of women in the Bible, and how Jesus came to bring truth and expose the lies of rulers. Each chapter illustrates the lessons of scripture with true stories of courageous religious communities countering authoritarianism and white supremacy in America today.
We hope you will take the opportunity to read Rev. Butler’s powerful book and then join us to listen to views in person at our upcoming Interfaith Dinner.