Monday Evenings, July 7—August 4

godslongsummerJoin us as we discuss God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights by Charles Marsh. We will discuss a chapter each week, beginning with Chapter One on July 7. Please order your own book or contact Rusty for assistance with ordering. If your book will not arrive in time, we can provide you a copy of the first chapter.

About God’s Long Summer

In the summer of 1964, the turmoil of the civil rights movement reached its peak in Mississippi, with activists across the political spec- trum claiming God was on their side in the struggle over racial justice. Charles Marsh takes us back to this place and time, when the lives of activists on all sides of the civil rights issue converged and their im- ages of God clashed. He weaves their voices into a gripping narrative that presents the unforgettable American social landscape, one that is by turns shameful and inspiring.

About Charles Marsh

Dr. Charles Marsh is the Director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. Born in Alabama, he spent his childhood in Mississippi. Indeed, his father served as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Laurel in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He also counts our own Perrin Lowrey as a first cousin!