HCC Summer Book Clubs
This summer, we will be offering book clubs in lieu of Sunday school. A book club would involve a facilitator leading a small group of people through a book after June 7th until the end of August. Each session will last approximately an hour. The following clubs will be running this summer:

1. Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: Mondays, 8-9:00pm beginning 6/8
2. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm beginning 6/9
3. Trusting God by Jerry Bridges: Mondays (bi-weekly), 8-9:00pm beginning 6/8
4. Basic Christianity by John Stott: Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am beginning 6/13
5. Operation World by Patrick Johnstone: Sundays (bi-weekly), 7-8:00pm beginning 6/14

See below for descriptions of the book clubs and their schedules.
Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
This book club aims to read and discuss some of the best known sermons of Jonathan Edwards, the greatest American theologian and preacher. We’ll be reading from the Kindle edition of The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Collection of Over One Hundred of His Best Sermons ($0.99) [https://amzn.to/2U5k9Yi]. We’ll meet on Mondays evenings from 8-9pm every week starting June 8th.

Facilitator: Pastor Jason Tarn

Sermon and Discussion Date:
Edwards’ “Personal Narrative” (6/8)
A Divine and Supernatural Light (6/15)
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (6/22)
God’s Sovereignty in the Salvation of Men (6/29)
The Pure in Heart Blessed (7/6)
The Excellency of Jesus Christ (7/13)
The End of the Wicked Contemplated by the Righteous (7/20)
God Glorified in Man’s Dependence (7/27)
The Christian Pilgrim (8/3)
Christ’s Agony (8/10)
A Farewell Sermon (8/17)
The Screwtape Letters
This book club will read and discuss Screwtape Letters written by C.S. Lewis. The book consists of letters written by a senior tempter named Screwtape, who advises his junior tempter in the work of tempting humans. It is the aim of this book club for members to discuss the subtleties of sin and how we might resist. We'll be reading from the HarpeOne edition of Screwtape Letters (2015). It is currently being sold on Amazon for $8.79 (https://amzn.to/3cunnep). We'll meet on Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm every week starting on June 11.

Facilitator: Minister Henry Ow

Chapters and Discussion Date:
Letters 1-3 (6/9)
Letters 4-6 (6/16)
Letters 7-9 (6/23)
Letters 10-12 (6/30)
Letters 13-15 (7/7)
Letters 16-18 (7/14)
Letters 19-21 (7/21)
Letters 22-24 (7/28)
Letters 25-27 (8/4)
Letters 28-30 (8/11)
Letters 31 - Screwtape Proposes a Toast (8/20)
Trusting God
Is obeying God and trusting God the same thing? If we believe in God, do we live like God is in complete control? How can we trust God during suffering and disappointments? During a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a thorough study of God's sovereignty. What he learned changed his life and in Trusting God he shares the fruit of that study. The aim of this book study is to grow in our trust and affection for God -- even when life hurts. Participants are expected to interact with one another through an online message board platform (TBD) during the off week. We'll be reading from the Navpress, Reprint edition 2017. It is being sold on Amazon for $9.99 as a kindle download or $12.29 as a paperback (https://amzn.to/2Y15EpJ). We'll meet every other Monday night 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm beginning on June 8th.

Facilitators: Sam Huang, John Hsieh

Chapter and discussion dates:
Introduction, Chapters 1,2 (6/8 )
Chapter 3,4 (6/22)
Chapters 5,6 (7/6)
Chapters 7,8 (7/20)
Chapters 9, 10 (8/3)
Chapters 11,12 (8/17)
Chapters 13,14 (8/31)
Basic Christianity
In this book club, we will read and discuss the book Basic Christianity, one chapter a week. This book explores the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth, the nature of his work, and what is our response to it. We'll be reading from the Eerdmans 2017 edition. It is currently being sold on Amazon for $6 as a Kindle download or $6.39 as hardback (https://amzn.to/3eKXA36). We'll meet on Saturdays 10:30-11:30am starting on June 13th.

Facilitators: Dan Tung, Nathan Leu, and Steven Cheng

Chapter and discussion dates:
Preface and chapter 1 (6/13)
Chapter 2 (6/20)
Chapter 3 (6/27)
Chapter 4 (7/4)
Chapter 5 (7/11)
Chapter 6 (7/18)
Chapter 7 (7/25)
Chapter 8 (8/1)
Chapter 9 (8/8)
Chapter 10 (8/15)
Chapter 11 and conclusion (8/22)
Operation World (7th Edition)
“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer,” Samuel Zwemer. Join us as we read through Operation World and pray for the world. We will be able to discuss and respond in prayer to what God is doing in different countries around the world. We'll be using the Intervarsity Press 7th edition 2010. It is being sold on Amazon for $13.33 as a kindle download and $9.02 as a paperback (https://amzn.to/2zP52eU). We'll meet every other Sunday evening from 7-8:00pm, starting on June 14th.

Facilitators: Alice Ho, Meredith Whaley, Lucy Ren, Sean Liu
Discussion dates: June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23.
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