Virtual - Bishop Curry - LOVE IS THE WAY

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This event is presented on Zoom. Click here to register.

Bishop Curry will be in conversation with Bishop Doyle.

If you’ve ever heard our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speak – be it in church, on his podcast, or on the Today Show – you know that the message at the heart of his words is always love: love of God, love of your neighbor, love that transcends religion or gender or background.

Bishop Curry expands on this message and offers an inspirational road map for living the way of love. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Love is the Way shows us how America has come this far and, most importantly, how to continue our path forward.

By sharing stories from his childhood as the descendent of slaves and the son of civil rights activists, through his ordination, and on to the historic changes and events that have transpired since his election as the first African-American presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Curry illustrates why love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. 

Love is the Way will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity. By learning to love completely and unselfishly, we have the power to change the world and put faith into action.

"‘Perfect love casts out all fear’ (1 John 4.18). In this beautiful and moving book, Bishop Michael Curry reflects on the nature of God’s love and the reflection of that love in human lives. Drawing on his own life and experiences he shows us that, time and again, when love is threatened by circumstances—be it poverty, racism, violence, injustice or the abuse of power—that same love has the power to shine through. Two thousand years ago Jesus called together a small band of disciples to follow him in preaching the good news of God’s love. The movement we now know as the Church started off simply as ‘the way.' Bishop Michael is convinced that, just as then, love and the message of love has the power to transform our world."

—The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Elected in 2015, he is the first African-American to lead the denomination. He was previously bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A noted advocate for human rights and author of several books, Bishop Curry is recognized as one of the most popular preachers in the English language. He has said, "If it's not about love, it's not about God;" and Library Journal says that with his “gentle storytelling and emphasis on the supremacy of the power of love,” Love Is The Way is [a]powerful meditation on social justice and religion that will engage a variety of readers.” Bishop Curry and his wife Sharon Curry have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth. They live in North Carolina.

C. Andrew Doyle, ninth Bishop of Texas, describes his six-word autobiography as, “Met Jesus on a pilgrimage, still walking.” 

Bishop Doyle received his M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary after receiving a fine arts degree from the University of North Texas. Prior to his election in 2008, Bishop Doyle served for five years as Canon to the Ordinary. He also served churches in Temple and College Station and was elected deputy to several General Conventions. He most recently served on the Structure Committee and as president of the Compass Rose Society, a global group of patrons and leaders making a difference in the Anglican Communion.

His writings include Unabashedly Episcopalian: The Good News of the Episcopal Church, 2012; Orgullosamente Episcopal, 2015; Church: A Generous Community Amplified for the Future, 2015; A Generous Community: Being the Church in a New Missionary Age, 2015; Small Batch: Local, Organic, Sustainable Church, 2016; The Jesus Heist, 2017; and Citizen: Faithful Discipleship in a Partisan World, 2020.

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times By Bishop Michael Curry, Sara Grace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525543039
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Published: Avery - September 22nd, 2020