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 Summit Drive Church Ladies Book Club meets in small groups 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 2023-2024
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?
Nora Seed must face this decision and search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
In this allegorical tale, C.S. Lewis reflects on the Christian conceptions of the afterlife through the eyes of passengers on a bus ride arriving from hell in heaven.
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Set when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. It’s a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.
The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin
This is the personal story of a missionary who experiences a crisis of faith after his time in Somalia. The author sets on a quest to research and document dozens of stories of the persecuted church around the world to discover what makes faith endure in some of the world’s toughest countries.
Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Ferguson
In 1959, just one step ahead of the law, Ian Ferguson’s parents left the sophisticated big-city life of Edmonton and ended up 846 km due north in Fort Vermilion, the third-poorest community in Canada. It was meant to be a temporary move. Like their neighbors, the Ferguson kids — Ian and his six brothers and sisters — grew up without indoor plumbing, central heating or electricity. In Village of the Small Houses, Ferguson has crafted a delightfully idiosyncratic account of growing up in the north.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
In exploring the story of Henrietta Lacks, known by scientists as HeLa, the author takes readers on an extraordinary journey about a poor Southern Tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.
6 October 2023 - 24 May 2024
11:00 am - 7:30 pm