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GC Alumnus Publishes Second Book

GC Alumnus Publishes Second Book

Greenville College alumnus, Rod Tucker (’06, ‘09) published his second book, “Uncovered: The Truth About Honesty and Community,” available in stores on March 1 (Kregel Publications, 2014). Tucker’s book provides a refreshing challenge for church communities to be transformed through honesty: from fakeness into vulnerability, grace, humility and acceptance.

Honesty is a topic close to Tucker’s heart. From a young age, Tucker witnessed the power of honesty while attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, as well as church, with his parents. It was at AA, not church, where he first experienced the profound effect of honesty in community.  He witnessed the power of honesty as grace and healing unfolded throughout that community. The type of grace and healing Tucker hopes will become more frequent experiences in church communities.

“I want people to read this book, learn to have helpful and grace-filled conversations with one another, and begin to live their lives uncovered,” he says. “I want people, the church, to become a safe place for all to come and receive grace. No more covering. No more hiding. No more blaming. Only grace.”

Uncovered: The Truth About Honesty and CommunityTucker’s book uses thoughtful reflections of Scripture and his own experience to draw readers into practicing honesty in their church communities. Each chapter includes discussion questions designed to lead readers into deeper conversations about what it looks like for a community to live a life uncovered, open to share the transformative grace of Jesus within their communities and to the world.

Tucker currently serves as the student pastor at The River and the lead pastor at The River:pm in Kalamazoo where his wife, Anna (’09) serves as a worship leader. He is also the author of “Remembering a Forgotten Grace: Thoughts on Shame, Beauty, Romance and Radiance” (Hope Publishing House, 2008). While attending Greenville College, Rod studied Urban and Cross Cultural Ministries for his Bachelor of Arts (’06) and played on the GC men’s basketball team, served as a leader of Vespers and worked as a Resident Chaplain. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching from GC in 2009.

To purchase the “Uncovered”, click here. To learn more about Rod Tucker and his ministry, check out his blog,

This story was published on February 18, 2014

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