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Adult Study

Adult Study

Beginning Wednesday February 1st join Cheryl for an Adult Study on “the Secret Chord”. The Secret Chord is a novel about King David by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks.

We will meet for 5 weeks on Zoom at 7:30pm. See Below dates. Note due to Parish Council on Wednesday February 8th Adult Study will be held on Thursday February 9th at 7:30pm. Also, on Ash Wednesday February 22nd Adult Study will be held on Thursday February 23rd at 7”30pm.

Summary: “Peeling away the myth to bring the Old Testament’s King David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David’s life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected.  We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans.”

For  Zoom login information please reach out to Melissa atoffice@newtonchurch.org

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