Literary Society (Book Club)

St. Paul’s Literary Society is for EVERYONE – men, women, singles, and couples.  We read and discuss books, both fiction and non fiction in the context of faith, spirituality and Christianity. Some books may not have an overt religious/spiritual nature but create great discussion when viewed from a Christian/faith perspective. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the library.  Everyone is invited.

Throughout the year, we will try to utilize Jefferson County's new Book Club Kit system.  Each kit consists of 10 books and discussion questions.  The checkout time for the kit is 6 weeks.  The downside is that many book kits have a waiting list and a book that is selected for October might not be available until December. 

March 7, 2018, we will discuss Seeking Allah Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi. " In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. .. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart—and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus." Amazon

We will be discussing Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion  by Gregory Boyle on April 4, 2018. "Incandescent, always hope-filled and often hilarious. Boyle somehow maintains an exuberant voice that celebrates the strength, compassion and humanity of people often demonized. He simply highlights charity and goodness wherever they are found. Boyle intersperses his narratives about gang members and his work with them with theological and spiritual reflections from a variety of theologians, poets and other writers. By introducing book-buying, highly educated readers to people we may never otherwise encounter, Boyle aspires to "broaden the parameters of our kinship.'"--"The Christian Century"

Please contact Carol Davenport with any questions.

Books we have read