Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March Book Selection

*********Reminder!!! The February meeting is this upcoming Saturday 2/25 at Chick-Fil-A in Foley at 8:30 AM - 10:00AM. I need YOU to RSVP!*******

The March selection was recently read by Nancy Hope of Swift Church. We will be reading The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo. The book is 288 pages and is Christian Non-Fiction and here is a brief description from Amazon:

“When the Lord gets ready for me to leave this church, He won’t send the message by the devil.” Robert Nichols, 1975

Rebecca never felt safe as a child. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved with his family to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to serve as a pastor. There he found a small community eager to welcome him . . . with one exception. Glaring at him from pew number seven was a man obsessed with controlling the church and determined to get rid of anyone who stood in his way. The first time the Nichols family received a harassing phone call, they dismissed it. The same went for the anonymous letter that threatened they’d leave “crawling or walking . . . dead or alive.” But what they couldn’t ignore was the strategy of terror their tormentor unleashed, more devastating and violent than they could have ever imagined. Refusing to be driven away, Rebecca’s father stood his ground until one night when an armed man walked into the family’s kitchen . . . and Rebecca’s life was shattered. If anyone had reason to harbor hatred and seek personal revenge, it would be Rebecca. Yet The Devil in Pew Number Seven tells a different story. It is the amazing, true saga of relentless persecution, one family’s faith and courage in the face of it, and a daughter whose parents taught her the power of forgiveness. (end quote)

I'm really excited as I have heard many great reviews on this book and read numerous articles online about this true story. An e-mail will be sent with ordering information but I do know there is one copy in the Public Library.

The book suggestions have been slow going.... To make this year's book club work I need YOU to e-mail me your favorite books that you think our group will enjoy. Please Please Please, e-mail me your ideas, whether you are a regular attendee or you just read along with us and don't attend the meetings, it doesn't matter!!! I need you to keep this year going. I barely have time to read other than a textbook so I can't do near the research as usual right now. The March Meeting will be on Saturday March 31st. Mark your calendars! Please call or e-mail me with any questions, suggestions or comments.

Happy Reading!

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