The Spectrum team has relished many conversations with friends around the world in the last 18 months during the monthly Friday Forum Book Club. We have discussed a variety of books addressing topics such as race, climate change, cultural tensions in American Christianity, and more. After a pause, the Spectrum team will once again host a book club.
The new meeting time will be on the last Sabbath of every month at 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern.
The format will be similar, and we are honored to announce that the authors of the selected books will join us for the next several months. The goal remains the same—to promote community, give voice to scholarship, and create space for imagination. Adventist Forum prioritizes the opportunity to converse with respect and to notice beauty and excellence. We value academic rigor, humility, faith, and varied voices.
Alexander Carpenter, executive editor, Bonnie Dwyer, editor emerita, and Carmen Lau, board chair, will be the Spectrum team regulars for the book club. You may join the discussion by Zoom link or Facebook Live. To receive a Zoom link, email Carmen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 26, 2 p.m. Pacific
William Johnsson, Authentic Adventism, Oak & Acorn, 2018
April 30, 2 p.m. Pacific
Trudy Morgan-Cole, Prone to Wander, Strident Books, 2019
May 28, 2 p.m. Pacific
Linda K. Olson, Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life, She Writes Press, 2020
June 25, 2 p.m. Pacific
Sari Fordham, Wait for God to Notice, Etruscan Press, 2021
July 30, 2 p.m. (PDT) / 5 p.m. (EDT)
Michael Campbell, 1922: The Rise of Adventist Fundamentalism, Pacific Press, 2022
August 27, 2 p.m. Pacific
Gilbert M. Valentine, Canaries and Ostriches: Coping with Change in Adventism, 1966-1979, Oak & Acorn, 2022
September 24, 2 p.m. Pacific
Jack Hoehn, Adventist Tomorrow: Fresh Ideas While Waiting for Jesus, Adventist Today, 2021
Images courtesy of the publishers
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