As many of you are aware, the Charter for Compassion has an established Compassion Book Club inspired by and built around Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Many of our members have formed book clubs and discussion groups surrounding this important work. Now, we are broadening our Compassionate Book Club by inviting members to join in an All-Charter-Book-Read. The Charter for Compassion Education Institute each year selects books that will appeal to our Members and sponsors interviews and discussions with their authors through on-line webinars.
Members can read these books individually, host book clubs, form discussion groups, etc. in our various and wide-spread places of residence. We will allocate several months for the reading of each book and then have the authors of the book lead an on-line discussion of their work generated by your questions.
Next Global Read:
In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life.
After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go.
While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption.
Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 8:00 am PT. Register here.
Previous Global Read Reports:
- Compassionate Acheiver
- Reconnecting with Nature
- One Wholesome World
- The Compassionate Life
- Reunited States of America
- Great Tide Rising
- How Fast Can You Run
- From Hero to Healer