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Riverside BookClub

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


On Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 11:00 A.M., The Riverside Church Book Club will discuss Shauna Niequist’s I Guess i haven’t learned that yet – Discovering New Ways of Living When the Old Ways Stop Working. According to Annie Downs, New York Times Best Selling Author of That Sounds Fun:

“When everything we’ve been clinging to falls apart, how do we know what to keep and what to let go of? I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet, now a New York Times bestseller, is a clear-eyed look at where we go from here–and how we can transform our lives along the way…. With her characteristic candor and grace, Niequist writes about her experience learning how to:
• Discover new ways of living when the old ways stop working;
• Embrace the challenges and delights of releasing our expectations for how we thought our lives would look;
• Trust God’s goodness in a deeper, more profound way.
[Goodreads, 4/12/22].

Shauna Niequist is the NYT bestselling author of I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet, Present Over Perfect, Bread & Wine, Bittersweet, Cold Tangerines, and Savor. She lives in New York City with her husband Aaron and their sons Henry & William. She is a bookworm and a passionate gatherer of people, especially around the table.

Always involved in educational and community affairs, Dr. Anderson was chairperson of the Education Commission when the Riverside Book Club was established. Mary Biggs, commission member suggested the idea and the rest is history. Dr. Anderson has served on the Church Council and recently was Co-Chair of the Riverside Church Senior Minister Search Committee. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, the New York League for Early Learning and currently is President of the BMCC/CUNY Early Childhood Center Board of Directors. Dr. Anderson is a member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Riverside Hawks, Hope Health and Hoops Incorporated.
After graduating from South Carolina State College, Dr. Anderson’s career began as a Social Investigator for New York City. As a Project Director with City University of New York Graduate Center, she worked with public school administrators across New York State to implement educational programs for Children with Special Needs. She completed a Masters in Social Work at New York University. Then, after working as a Projector Director with City University of New York Graduate Center, she completing her work as Project Director, she began teaching full time at BMCC, City University of New York and went on to complete another Masters and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. After 33 years as a professor and university administrator Dr. Anderson retired in 2015. Teaching, counseling and advocating for children and youth is her calling. She is grateful for the opportunity to fulfill her calling as an active member of Riverside. No stranger to the Riverside Book Club, she has facilitated/ moderated several Book Club topics including “How to be an Anti-Racist” and “Caste”.

The book is available for purchase in The Riverside Church Gift Shop, available online in Kindle and paperback format, and as an e-book in public and university libraries.

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April 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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