Willow Women Summer Book Club, Human(Kind)
"I've become convinced that kindness (and its cousins empathy and compassion) must be rescued. If we let it, kindness will be a part of what saves us from the divisions and disharmony have have become cemented in how we coexist." Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland
Grab your small group, a friend, or come yourself to join other women at Willow for round 2 of our Summer Book Club! Together we will be reading Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland (who was formerly on staff at Willow and will forever be a part of the Willow family). Each of our gatherings (July 15th, July 29th, and August 12th from 8:00-9:00pm) will include a live teach from Ashlee and time in community. . . and the best part is you don't need to leave your house to join us!
More about the book:
Long before polls, protests, and political issues divided us, we were joined by a humanness that God considered very good. Created in his image, we reflected the height and depth of God’s loving-kindness, but our discord has blinded us to the imago Dei in us all.
In this compelling collection of essays, Ashlee Eiland shares her story of being a black woman living on two sides of the fence: as the token black girl in majority-white spaces and as the “whitewashed” black girl in majority-black spaces. As she discovers her own unique worth through these recollections, Ashlee learns that extending radical kindness toward every person—regardless of social status, political views, or religious beliefs—gives us hope and rekindles our common humanity.
With grace and humility, Human(Kind) invites us to chart our own formative journeys and recognize our inherent value, cultivating empathy so we may once again see the image of God shining brightly within one another.
Click here to buy the book from Semicolon Bookstore in Chicago.