Registration for Reading That Matters: The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness


Facilitator:  Eileen Miller, OSF 

Reading That Matters is a continuing series of book discussions open to everyone with the purpose of expanding our knowledge and understanding beyond our immediate world.

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Reading That Matters is a continuing series of book discussions inviting readers to meet people (through reading) who come from differing backgrounds and/or have different beliefs or experiences from their own. It is hoped that these books and their discussions of them will help to open our minds and hearts to those around us whom we might not otherwise have the opportunity to know.

Discussion: (In person) Tuesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Fee: $6 per discussion does not include the book.
The deadline to register is no later than Monday, September 26.
Facilitator: Eileen Miller OSF

Book 1
The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness
By Gregory Boyle

Over the past thirty years, Father Gregory Boyle has transformed thousands of lives through his work as the founder of Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest and most successful gang-intervention program. In a community struggling to overcome systemic poverty and violence, The Whole Language shows how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous, hopeful, and tender. Boyle’s moving stories challenge our ideas about God and people, providing a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion, and fewer barriers. Bursting with encouragement, humor, and hope, The Whole Language invites us to treat others—and ourselves—with acceptance and tenderness.

Book available at the Dubuque Carnegie Stout Library, Amazon, and (hard copy only) Riverlights Book Store.