If you haven’t had a chance yet to dig in to the new books from Adam Miller (Letters to a Young Mormon) Joe Spencer (For Zion: A Theology of Hope) or David Bokovoy (Authoring the Old Testament) you have a perfect chance this week to become more familiar with their authors. On Wednesday night, ZION’S BOOKS in Provo is hosting a roundtable discussion featuring Miller, Spencer, and Bokovoy. Each author will deliver a brief lecture on the relevance of scripture followed by an audience Q&A. Janiece Johnson (BYU-Idaho) will moderate the discussion. You can pick up copies of their books and get autographs and enjoy some free light refreshments and give me a hard time for using this blog post for promotional purposes.
But if I were you, I’d want to know about this, too. So would this guy:
Look at him. His gaze is directed upward, which body language experts tell me is indicative of his intense pondering of Deep Things. Like scripture. It’s Joe Spencer. Terryl Givens called him “one of the most astute readers of sacred texts working in Mormon Studies.” (Yes, that Terryl Givens. The one who once admitted to me that he has seen the entire film Weekend at Bernie’s. True story.)
Wednesday, July 2
If you can’t make it down to Provo, you can catch up with Miller and Spencer at Benchmark Books in Salt Lake on Wednesday between 1:30 and 2:30pm. See here for details.