The instant her phone rang, Reverend Sharon Risher sensed something was horribly wrong. Something had happened at Emanuel AME Church, the church of her youth in Charleston, and she knew her mother was likely at Bible study in the church. Even before she heard the news, her chaplain’s instinct told her the awful truth: her mother was dead, along with two cousins. What Risher couldn’t imagine was that they had been murdered by a white supremacist. Plunged into the depths of mourning, anger and shock, she could have wallowed in the pain. Instead, she chose the path of forgiveness and hope – eventually forgiving the convicted killer for his crime. “For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre” is Risher’s powerful memoir of faith, family and loss. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event.
Jun-15-19 11:00 am - Jun-15-19 1:00 pm
Charleston County Public Library
Address: 68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401