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Oprah’s Star-Studded Gospel Brunch

See pictures from ‘The Wisdom of Sundays’ gospel brunch and book launch party at her California home, The Promised Land.

On October 15, 2017, Guideposts.org senior editor Brooke Obie attended Oprah Winfrey’s gospel brunch book launch party for her new book, The Wisdom of Sundays, at Ms. Winfrey’s Montecito, California estate, The Promised Land. See pictures from the event below and read the story here.

Oprah Winfrey at her home in Montecito, California celebrating the launch of her new book, “The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations”

1 of 11 Oprah in The Promised Land

Oprah Winfrey at her home in Montecito, California celebrating the launch of her new book, “The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations”


a roundtable of reporters at Oprah's home in Montecito

2 of 11 At the Table

Senior Guideposts.org editor Brooke Obie participated in a roundtable interview of Oprah on her new book, The Wisdom of Sundays. Read about the experience here.

Oprah Winfrey with Donald Lawrence (L) and Bebe Winans (R) at the “Super Soul Gospel Brunch”

3 of 11 On Stage at the Amphitheater

Donald Lawrence, Oprah and BeBe Winans (L-R)


(L-R) Erica Campbell, Bebe Winans, Emily David, Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Erivo, Yolanda Adams, Andra Day and Common at the “Super Soul Gospel Brunch”

4 of 11 Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Emily David, pictured on Oprah’s right, survived Hurricane Harvey but lost everything in the floods. When Oprah heard her story, she reached out to help Emily. After learning that Emily was an America’s Got Talent contestant and singer, Oprah invited her to sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at the Gospel Brunch, and not a dry eye was in the house. (L-R) Erica Campbell, Bebe Winans, Emily David, Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Erivo, Yolanda Adams, Andra Day and Common at the “Super Soul Gospel Brunch” 


Red velvet, lemon, coconut and chocolate creme were just a few of the cakes that lined the dessert table.

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Red velvet, lemon, coconut and chocolate creme were just a few of the cakes that lined the dessert table.


Gospel Brunch Napkins

6 of 11 Soul on Napkins

The napkins were embroidered with quotes from The Wisdom of Sundays, including Gary Zukov and Oprah.


Kerry Washington and Angela Bassett

7 of 11 Kerry Washington and Angela Bassett

The actresses embrace at the brunch.

George Lucas and Netflix Executive Ted Sarandos

8 of 11 George Lucas and Netflix Executive Ted Sarandos

Having a chat at the brunch.


(L to R) Erica Campbell, Bebe Winans, Emily David, Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Erivo, Yolanda Adams, Andra Day and Common

9 of 11 The Gospel Ensemble

(L to R) Erica Campbell, Bebe Winans, Emily David, Oprah Winfrey, Cynthia Erivo, Yolanda Adams, Andra Day and Common


Reese Witherspoon

10 of 11 Stars Eating Chef Art Smith's Chicken

Reese Witherspoon waves hello from the buffet line.


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11 of 11 Guideposts and Oprah

Senior digital editor Brooke Obie with Oprah

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