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Gather at the Table called “brave and compelling” in new YES! Magazine review

Posted August 23rd, 2013 by

YES_Fall2013_GATTreviewAs we prepare for the October 15 release of the paperback edition of Gather at the Table, we were thrilled to learn that our book was to be reviewed in the Fall edition of YES! Magazine. Not only does the reviewer,

“The engaging and sometimes brutally honest story shifts between sections written by Morgan, DeWolf, and both of them together. Morgan doesn’t pull any punches about her general distrust of white people, while DeWolf admits that he, like a lot of white Americans, is uncomfortable talking about race with African Americans and not always good at listening.

“Yet their ‘friendship on purpose’ allows the sort of dialogue that moves toward healing the wounds of history. By authentically confronting themselves, each other, and the past that has shaped both black and white Americans, Morgan and DeWolf have created a powerful story of hope, awakening, and reconciliation.”

Our connection with YES! began a few months ago. They contacted me, in my capacity as Community Coordinator for Coming to the Table, about using a photo taken by Jane Feldman at our March 2012 National Gathering in Richmond, Virginia for a story entitled “Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History’s Trauma — Together.” This led to YES! featuring Jane’s work in their Fall issue (available in September) in “The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama,” and reviewing Gather at the Table.

We encourage you to not only pick up the Fall issue, but to subscribe to YES! It’s a positive, solution-focused magazine addressing the big challenges of our times.

Please remember you can order Gather at the Table directly from our publisher, Beacon Press, and you will receive a 20% discount, free shipping, AND Beacon will donate 10% from each order to Coming to the Table, the organization at the heart of our journey and book. Simply click on this link and enter the promotional code CTTT at checkout.

One response to “Gather at the Table called “brave and compelling” in new YES! Magazine review”

  1. YES! has done a wonderful job, in showcasing both Jane's work and "Gather at the Table," as well as groups that approach unhealed history as trauma. It's certainly allowed me to learn about a new publication, and to promote it among those I know, with great enthusiasm.

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