Book Discussion Group

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Resource Center - Grace Church, 2400 Pump Rd, Richmond, VA US 23233

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Adults and teens are invited to a book discussion group on Sunday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Light refreshments will be served. There's plenty of time to read before we meet, so grab a book and begin!

 “Anyone who finds it is finding a jewel. Its themes are profound and universal.”—The Wall Street Journal

Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith--the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant--the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss, love, and the journey to adulthood. The intellectual and spiritual clashes between fathers, between each son and his own father, and between the two young men, provide a unique backdrop for this exploration of fathers, sons, faith, loyalty, and, ultimately, the power of love.