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William C. Martin    Wednesday, July 11     5 – 7 PM

A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story

A Prophet with Honor is the biography Billy Graham himself invited and appreciated for its sympathetic but frank approach. Carefully documented, eminently fair, and gracefully written, it raises and answers key questions about Graham's character, contributions, and influence on the world religious scene. In this engaging and comprehensive book, William Martin gives readers a better understanding of the most successful evangelist in modern history, and the movement he led for over fifty years. A Prophet with Honor makes a vital contribution to the Billy Graham legacy and allows us to understand why his words, actions, and personality endeared him to popes and preachers, kings and presidents, and millions of Christians in virtually every nation and culture around the world. Tracing Graham's life and ministry from his rural and religious roots in North Carolina to his place as the elder statesman of American evangelicalism, examining both his triumphs and his tribulations, Martin shows the multidimensional character of the man who has become one of the most admired persons in the world.

 
       
   

Obioma Martin    Saturday, July 14    3 – 5 PM

B.R.E.A.T.H.E : Empowered to Live a Stress-Free Life

 

Are you ready to believe in you again? Are you ready to break free from relationships that choke you up and hold you back? Are you ready to learn how to accept all that God has for you and move into a new season of action, healing, and elevation? Are you ready to B.R.E.A.T.H.E? Unlock the powerful principles of the B.R.E.A.T.H.E journey toward self-discovery and set yourself free from stress, bondage and the unnecessary and uncomfortable issues life throws your way. You don’t have to stay stuck and you don’t have to live your life in hiding. This is your season of breakthrough and renewal but, first you have to learn how to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.

 
       
   

Deborah Eden Tull    Sunday, July 15   2 – 4 PM

Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connections with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet

 

We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship. At a time when humanity seems to have forgotten our inherent interrelatedness, this book offers an inspiring set of principles and practices for deepening intimacy and remembering the interconnection that is our birthright. Eden Tull interweaves heartfelt personal stories, sharing her journey from seven years as a monastic in a silent Zen Monastery to living and teaching in the megatropolis of Los Angeles and beyond, with teachings and mindful inquiry to help the reader connect personally with the principles. Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten--one we can only remember when we are present.

 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
   

Shyrell Hobson   Saturday, July 28    3 – 5 PM

Seams of Gold: Discovering Beauty in Brokenness

 

Seams of Gold is an inspirational memoir of how brokenness has shaped one woman’s life and how it can transform yours too. After experiencing some devastating and challenging circumstances that changed her from the inside out, Shyrell Hobson manages to not only put the pieces of her life back together beautifully, she also outlines practical ways for others to do the same. Her strong faith, supportive loved ones, and sheer determination has given Shyrell the strength to transcend some of the most painful and toxic situations in order to walk in her divine calling —renewed, whole, and God’s beautiful work of art.

 
       
   

Mike Damante   Sunday, August 5    3 – 5 PM

Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy

 

Punk rock and UFOs challenges our own inner process of belief by examining our cognition, memories, and media literacy. Raise your fist and rebel against the conventions of traditional thought and nightly news coverage to expand your mind to accept the countless possibilities that are out there. Personal experiences, anecdotes and thought-provoking theories are all put together in an unconventional punk-rock presentation to bring in any true believer or casual observer.