Lectionary Bible StudyJanuary 15, 2019
Virtual Book Group Discussion - All invited!
Friday, April 16, 7:30 pm
The book for April is A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope
by Tom Brokaw.
Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as best-selling author. But in the summer of 2013 he received the news that he had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Friends had always referred to Brokaw’s “lucky star,” but as he writes in this inspiring memoir, “Turns out that star has a dimmer switch.”
Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks, and struggles—times of denial, acceptance, turning points, and courage. After his diagnosis, Brokaw began to keep a journal, approaching this new stage of his life in a familiar role: as a journalist, determined to learn as much as he could about his condition, to report the story, and help others facing similar battles. That journal became the basis of this memoir, the story of a man coming to terms with his own mortality, contemplating what means the most to him now, and reflecting on what has meant the most to him throughout his life.
Generous, informative, and deeply human, A Lucky Life Interrupted offers a message of understanding and empowerment, resolve and reality, hope for the future and gratitude for a well-lived life.
To join this month's Book Group discussion via Zoom, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/97008876362?pwd=am5DcjYzUVFxMUtLR2dxdnp1Ymo2QT09
The May Book Group meeting will be held on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 pm. The book is His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
by Jon Meacham