Alumni Book Club
Surprised by Hope, by N.T. Wright
April 1-May 14
Join us as we dig in and discuss this engaging book!
Join us for our next Engaging read
The book club will be reading N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope April 1- May 13.
Wright is sure to be thought-provoking and insightful so make sure to get your copy today! N.T. Wright is a leading New Testament scholar who lays out what he believes many Christians have wrong about their ideas of Heaven and the Resurrection.
As one commentator puts it, "If Surprised by Hope stopped there, it would be just another voice condemning the Western Church for its short-sightedness. But it makes a larger claim: Jesus' resurrection was the beginning of something new. It unleashed New Creation all around."
'Salvation, then, is not "going to heaven" but "being raised to life in God's new heaven and new earth...'...' Jesus' resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about.'
About Westmont Alumni Bookclub
Westmont Alumni Book Club is an online community allows alums worldwide to connect with each other and read and discuss books. You’ll enjoy works related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, psychology and other topics our members recommend. Participate free of charge—just sign up, get a copy of the book, start reading and join the discussion. We’re inviting Westmont faculty and staff to join as well.
How it works:
The book club operates through a private, online forum where people can discuss the current book and network with each other. We’ll spend two months on each book, so you’ll have plenty of time to read. PBC Guru, which manages professional book clubs for companies and alumni associations, will moderate the group to help make the program a great experience for all participants. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or visit their website to learn more about them.
Three reasons you'll enjoy our book club:
- You’ll read some good books.
- You’ll connect with fellow alums, faculty and staff and share your thoughts, insights and lessons learned
- You’ll become part of a lifelong learning community