Grace Central Coast Book Club

Summer tends to go quickly and draw us outside, and for some, to travel here and there. So, our Women’s ministry will keep the Summer light with activity. However, we don’t want to go all Summer and not get together. Thus,  we are launching our 2nd annual WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB!

How this works:  Read through the descriptions of the 3 books below, and sign up for one, two, or all three book clubs! You will then go purchase the book and begin reading. At the date given, you will come together (at the location that will be given to you once you sign up), and enjoy an evening discussing the book, and life, and how the two mingle.  

Last year, it was a wonderful, relaxed time together, getting to know new faces at Grace, and spending an evening with friends. This commitment is very low, just one night out (per book). We have three wonderful sounding books that have three amazing ladies hosting them.

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    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

    Meeting Date: June 21st  Time: 7-9 pm Host: Molly Zagrodny (FULL) Host: Denise Gimbel "The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004 Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the words of Kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering." Gilead tells the story of America and will break your heart." From me: Do you enjoy fiction? Have you been wanting to read a classic, but need a little push?  Join me in reading Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson.  Winner of the Pulitzer prize for literature, and widely recommended by the Gospel Coalition and other Christian reviewers, Gilead is an American story spanning three generations.  I look forward to reading it and discussing it with you on June 21.  https://www.amazon.com/Gilead-Novel-Marilynne-Robinson/dp/031242440X
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    Prayer by Tim Keller

    Meeting Date: July 25th Time: 7-9 pm Host: Carly Head Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming God's Wisdom for Navigating Life Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer. Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. The Parable: http://parable.com/product/753526 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Experiencing-Awe-Intimacy-God/dp/0143108581/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495827544&sr=1-1&keywords=Prayer+by+Tim+Keller Sorry, but this class is full.

    Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

    Meeting Date: August 16th Time: 7-9 pm Host: Jenny Nanninga We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper into their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God's Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. The Parable: http://parable.com/product/682135 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Word-Study-Bible-Hearts/dp/1433541769/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495827570&sr=1-1&keywords=Women+of+the+Word+by+Jen+Wilkin
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