A book discussion group is starting at St. Paul’s!
This is a non-fiction, social justice book discussion over Zoom. We will take two months to read each book, but meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7PM to discuss our progress. The first book (see below) was chosen by Jaimie Deye, it’s something she read a few months ago and it inspired her to start this group. We will meet on December 15th at 7PM to discuss the first half of the book (Sections 1-3) and again on January 12th at 7PM to discuss the book in its entirety.
Future reads will be decided by the group.
Our First Read
Saving Us by Katharine Hayhoe
United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future in this nationally bestselling “optimistic view on why collective action is still possible—and how it can be realized” (The New York Times).
Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.
In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.
Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.