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Garage Gang - December 2019

December 4, 2019

7:00pm – 10:30pm

Location: 8200 Innsbruck Dr., Atlanta, GA 30350

Category: Men's Ministry | Coordinator: Paul Mulner

Michael Finkel – The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

Garage Gang is a monthly men's book discussion group open to all men (not just Covenant of Grace men!). We meet outside by a campfire, or indoors if the weather doesn't cooperate, for discussion, laughter, debate, and libations (BYOB). 

Socialization from 7:00p – 7:30p.
Book discussion from 7:30p - 10:30p.

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