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Volume 22 // Issue 3
Wheaton magazine // Autumn 2019
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2019-20 Core Book: The Weight of All Things by Sandra Benítez

Core Book Resources

View a reading guide, theological reflections, and core book events.

Wheaton’s Core Book program invites students, faculty, staff, and alumni to engage in a shared experience of reading, reflecting upon, and discussing a significant text that highlights themes from Wheaton’s Christ at the Core general education curriculum. The Weight of All Things is a compelling narrative told through the eyes of a nine-year-old Salvadoran boy with a deeply held Catholic faith. The book engages enduring questions related to faith—God’s providence, suffering, poverty, and the vulnerability of ordinary people caught up in the middle of political conflicts. Dr. Tiffany Eberle Kriner, faculty coordinator for Core Book, says that “The Weight of All Things is an absorbing, powerful read; it allows us to imaginatively enter the lives and landscapes, the faith experiences and suffering of members of the body of Christ in El Salvador. It invites us to consider the question of those who suffer—‘Who bears the weight of this? Who bears the weight of all things?’ in the presence of the Christ who bore our sins in his own body on the cross—and calls us to bear one another’s burdens in his body the church.”