The most recent book by Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Gregory C. Ellison II was honored at the 13th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival (DBF). Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice (Westminster John Knox, 2017) won the 2018 Judy Turner Prize for best book about community. Ellison, who presented on Fearless Dialogues during the festival, received the award at the keynote event on Friday, August 31.

The prize was established in 2016 in honor of Judy Turner, a founding member and longtime president of the Decatur Book Festival board whose commitment to community service inspired the award criteria. The winner is selected by the DBF programming team. 

In the book, Ellison explains and explores his innovative program “Fearless Dialogues,” walking readers through the steps to find common ground in our divided communities and then to implement genuine and lasting change. 

Photo: Ellison leads new Candler students in a Fearless Dialogues session during Fall Orientation. (BowTie Photos, LLC)