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Friends of the Wetumpka Library presents Father Steve Gruman, author of Good Enough: A Priest’s Tale Friday July 30 at 5 p.m. at the library.

 

“I wrote this book in hopes that the reader will find a way out of trying to live the lives that others project unto us," Steve Gruman writes in his introduction to Good Enough. In this collage of stories from his life, Gruman shares his fascinating journey toward self-discovery, a journey that takes him through homelessness in Miami, a farming commune in South Carolina, and eventually all the way to a shipping crate on the edge of a homeless community in Hawaii, resulting in a rich tapestry of experiences and hard-earned wisdom. Father Steve was the priest at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wetumpka during the 1990s.  This should be a fun opportunity to visit with an old friend, or a great chance to meet him for the first time.  There will be books available to purchase, and for Father Steve to sign.

 

Father Steve at his last Sunday in Oahu, preaching at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. He went to Hawaii in 2016 and lived among the homeless for two months.

 

 

The Friends of the Wetumpka Library (FOWL) has meetings which feature speakers that have something to do with the world of books or local interest.  Past Speakers have included Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Carolyn Haines, Lexi George, Steve Flowers, Leslie Bailey,  Kathryn Tucker Windham, Deborah Ford, Julia Spencer-Fleming,  JoAnn Ross , Rob Dalby and Julia Oliver just to name a few!  Meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.