Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Book Club Selection

This morning we completed our July meeting for A shepherd looks at the 23rd Psalm by Phillip Keller. We had 4 people in attendance but discussion was great. We all agreed that we are so thankful to be a sheep in our shepherd's care!

We also decided on the August Book Club Selection which will be Redemption by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley. This is Karen's first book in her Redemption series about the famous Baxter family. BUT the only requirement for August is the first book and it's up to you if you choose to continue with the series later. Don't worry it doesn't end in a cliff hanger! :) This book is inspirational Christian fiction and the author's address everyday real life issues. The book is 384 pages long. Here is what the back of the book tells us about this book:

A Betrayal: Kari Baxter Jacobs is furious, hurt, and confused. Her husband, Tim, a respected professor of journalism, is having an affair with a student. Stunned, Kari returns home to the Baxter family to sort things out. But when an old flame shows up, she is more confused than ever.
A Decision: How can Kari forgive her husband? And what about her own revived feelings for Ryan, a man she knows she should avoid? What remedy could possibly ease the pain?
A Hope: The gifted writing team of Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury brings us a profound story of redemption. A betrayal. A broken marriage. Will Kari ever love again? A story of love at all costs. (end quote)

I know that several at the church have read this series before but I also know many of you who haven't.I'm hoping more of you haven't! :) I read the book for the first time this past month and couldn't put it down! Remember we read a Karen Kingsbury book last year in September, One Tuesday Morning and you all seemed to love it. I hope that this month's book finds your favor as well. This book has a copy in our Church Library, local libraries and may be at the $5 book store. Kathy will let you know about a book order if needed for anyone.

Our August meeting will be Saturday August 28th at 8:30-10:00 in Swift's new building. Thanks so much for your participation!!! Remember I LOVE book suggestions and am here if you have any questions or need some other book ideas to read when you finish the monthly book. You can also check out the blog and see What other books I read and review as I try to find books for the club and for my own enjoyment. Check it out!

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I just found your blog and love it, because if you go by mine you will see that reading is one of my avid hobbies/addictions.

Our Christian Women's book club at the Lutheran church here in La Crescent is currently reading (over 2 months) "Forgiving Ararat" by Gita Nazareth. What a disappoinment of a book that I would have tossed and not finished if I were reading it on my own. For the first time, we all agree on something about a selected book--none of us like this one. In Sept. when we meet for our 2nd session on it, I will be surprised if anyone has changed her mind. I did not. One of the weirdest books I've ever read. Supposedly it's a Christian read of the year, but I think we were sold a bill of goods. It's about a young woman mother and attorney who dies tragically and goes to Heaven, but to me I recognize the Catholic concept of Purgatory. All the mistakes a person makes in life are paraded infront of them sometimes daily by presenters for the final resembles more what I'd think of as hell than Heaven.

We have read many of the books you list; we all loved "Guernsey Literary &..."; we also read and some of us (I for one) liked better than others did, "Olive Kitteridge". We have also read The Help and had an interesting discussion about it.

I have been wanting to read "Eat Pray Love" but have not as yet; I always have a shelf full of books to read and never pass up a sale. I'll be back to see your blog again.