The Book Club is a loose-knit group with no elected or appointed officers. We seek insight to our religious and spiritual nature through literature and then share our thoughts and discoveries in a respectful, group discussion format.
We select fiction and nonfiction. Some of the more popular or renowned authors we have read include Mitch Albom, Jodi Picoult, C. S. Lewis, Max Lucado, Jonathon Edwards, Thomas Cahill, Jan Caron and the Dalai Lama. Some of the more scholarly or obscure include Elaine Pagels, Joseph Campbell, Karen Armstrong, Thomas Merton and Huston Smith. We occasionally read a humorous or light-hearted book, especially after an intense reading. Christopher Buckley falls into this category.
We usually meet in the home of a bookworm on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM for a couple of hours of exploration. We like to ask questions. The book is often merely the starting point for conversation that turns philosophical, resulting in questions unanswered or unanswerable. From time to time, we may watch a video, read poetry or have a supper night at a restaurant. All people associated with Grace Episcopal Church are invited to participate.
We have reviewed titles such as How the Irish Saved Civilization, Life of Pi, The Glass Castle, The Shack and God Is Not One. We have also enjoyed Christmas suppers at Stonewood Tavern, reading our favorite poetry and prose.
Participation has ranged from four to sixteen people, averaging six to ten on a typical evening.
Join us on our inquisitive journey through interesting literature. For more information, please call LeGrand Jones at 978-9473, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Prayer Team is a very special group (as are all our groups!) We meet every other Saturday at 9 am for worshipful music and prayer for unity, growth, and depth of spirit.