PLEASE NOTE: Book Clubs do not take place at Summit Drive Church. Location and Time for Book Clubs will be determined by group leaders and you will be contacted by your leader once groups have been finalized. The October 2 date in the registration form refers to the date by which we hope to have groups finalized.
The Summit Drive Church Ladies Book Club meets in small groups (5-10 people) around the city to discuss how our Christian faith relates to good literature and other aspects of life. Each group decides where and when they meet and which books they would like to read (3-6 titles). The books are provided and then each set is rotated among the groups throughout the year. The participant fee is $25, and it includes two books of your choice to keep at the end of the year.
BOOK CLUB BOOKS 2022-2023
Find your People
by Jenny Allen
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/58735075-find-your-people As we come out of the isolation from the pandemic many of us are feeling the lack of connection and Christian community. This book is designed to stimulate conversation and spur us on to be brave and develop closer connections with other women on a deep and intimate level. Jenny Allen is the founder and visionary of the IF Gathering.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key
by Rosaria Butterfield
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/36384252-the-gospel-comes-with-a-house-key. This is part memoir as the author weaves her own story of being draw to God through hospitality of a simple dinner with a challenge to use simple friendship and hospitality to bring the gospel to our neighbors. She invites us into snapshots of how she and her family engage in life with their family, friends, and neighbors who become friends. This topic was the theme of our retreat in 2019 but the book has not been part of the Book Club to date.
Faithfully Different – Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Culture
by Natasha Crain
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/57825690-faithfully-different Well laid out, intelligent, and easy to read, the author identifies significant worldview pressures, then shares practical ways to help us live out our faith. It is well researched, current and enlightening as it seeks to encourage Christians who want to know how to engage with the current secular culture.
The Golden Spruce
by John Valliant
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/88335.The_Golden_Spruce The author tells the story of what happens when a revered tree that is sacred to the Haida people is cut down and the man responsible mysteriously disappears. It exposed the history of forest/logging in BC, and is filled with descriptions of the costal wilderness and the details of Canada’s most dangerous job set against a local environmental issue.
Chop Suey Nation – The Legion Café and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants
by Ann Hui
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41150687-chop-suey-nation A very enjoyable and engaging read of the author’s trip across Canada exploring the stories behind Canada’s Chinese Restaurant. She weaves in the history of her own family’s history of running a restaurant.
5 Little Indians
by Michelle Good
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/52214103-five-little-indians The novel tells the story of 5 teens in Vancouver’s East Side and their struggle after being released from a church-run residential school. A current national bestseller and timely book about a sensitive Canadian issue.
The Girl with the Louding Voice
by Abi Daré
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50214741-the-girl-with-the-louding-voice The inspirational story of a Nigerian girl sold into marriage because of poverty and her journey to overcome her difficult life and fulfill a dream of education.
2 October 2022 - 19 May 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Summit Drive Church