UMW Book Club!
The second book chosen for the newly formed UMW Book Club is “Eleanor, A Spiritual Biography” by Harold Ivan Smith.
Smith writes “More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable First Lady and tireless social activist. Often overlooked, however, is her deep and inclusive spirituality. Her personal faith was focused on Jesus and fueled her commitment to civil rights, women’s rights, and the rights of all “little people” marginalized in American society. Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography provides insight into one of America’s most famous women, particularly the spiritual influences that made her so active in social justice issues.”
Harold Ivan Smith is a bereavement specialist on the teaching faculty of Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and has a doctorate in spiritual formation. Smith frequently lectures on presidential bereavement and has worked in five presidential libraries and the Special Collections at the University of Washington. His interest in Eleanor Roosevelt began with a study of how her spirituality was shaped by the loss of numerous close family members.
Books are now available at the church. Just call to reserve your copy. The group discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30 p.m.