The selection for MSU's "One Book, One Community" program for this year is They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, a book about three "lost boys" from Sudan who trekked to safety and freedom when they were just children.
I met yesterday with some other area clergy and representatives from the "One Book, One Community" committee. All Saints and other local churches are going to serve as gathering places for a symbolic 'trek' to campus on September 14, symbolizing the journey of the Lost Boys, and ending at Adams Field, where an African Cultural Festival will be held.
The book is assigned to all incoming MSU freshmen, and is offered to the wider community for us to read as well. A variety of events, including presentations by the authors, take place over the course of a month from late August to mid-September.
If you'd like to participate in "One Book, One Community", we will be able to get copies of the book at cost for sale at All Saints. Keep abreast of all the activities as they are added at the "One Book, One Community" website.