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Metro East Book Study: Standing for Something
March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world–and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue–marriage and the family–can keep us on that path, even in difficult times. Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we all can do–as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community–to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong and that will lead us to a brighter future.
Of Standing for Something, President Hinckley said, “I hope to accomplish some good in reaching out to people who may not be interested in our theology but would be interested in our position and stance on some of these values that are of everlasting benefit to this nation and people across the world.”
Some would say we are a nation in crisis. Our leaders are on trial, our teenagers are turning to violence and drugs, and families are splintering around us. Yet, according to Gordon B. Hinckley, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one cannot lose hope. The solution lies not within our governments, schools, or symbols of popular culture, but rather within ourselves, our families and our faith.
President Hinckley stresses the significance of values such as civility, forgiveness and integrity in our daily lives. Drawing on the lessons of history as well as anecdotes from his own life, he creates a thoughtful and provocative discourse on the state of our society and our responsibility to one another.
At once masterful and illuminating, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes is a work for our time, a reflection on one man’s long and productive life. It does not dwell on the values of the past; rather, it provides a moral and spiritual map toward a brighter future.
The day group is led by Father Carroll and will meet at Forbes Insurance, 9805 Foley Drive Belleville, IL 62223, on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., March 7, 14, 21, 28.
Info-Fr. Carroll Miziko at 618-274-0655.
The evening group will be at the Community of Christ Church at 350 Tamarack Dr., Shiloh, IL 62226, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, March 8, 15, 22, 29.
Info-Rev. Lana Gilbert at 618-660-7937.