In August we begin reading columnist David Brooks’ latest book The Road to Character (beginning August 11).
Brooks began studying the lives of people he admired—people like Dwight Eisenhower, Dorothy Day, George Eliot, Augustine—to determine what they shared and how they achieved “generosity of spirit and. . . depth of character.” He soon determined that such “wonderful people are made, not born.” And that they made themselves—through a conscious series of moral and spiritual choices. Our culture and educational systems emphasize what he calls “resume virtues” and neglect the “eulogy virtues.”
Books will be for sale in the church office or available in libraries, bookstores, and e-readers. Everyone welcome! We usually read the introduction and 1 or 2 chapters the first session of a new book.