As Christians, our greatest calling is to share the gospel with a lost world. However, we can often find ourselves so far out of the world, that we don't understand it. Books are a great way to learn about the world around us, to see with new eyes how those we are to share our faith with see life.
The Ladies' Bookclub seeks to read books together that help us grow in our knowledge of life by reading from a variety of genres. Our hope is to discuss themes and ideas that lead to a better understanding of the world in which we live through the lens of our faith.
If you are a woman who likes to read and enjoys good food and conversation, then you will love the OBC Ladies Book Club. Join us as we read from several genres including biographies, fiction, non-fiction and more. We will meet from 7:30pm – 9:00pm in room 5 in the basement of the church.
“But in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.” ― C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
“Reading is an immense gift, but only if the words are assimilated, taken into the soul—eaten, chewed, gnawed, received in unhurried delight.” – Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading
Books for 2020
January 9 Favorite Book Discussion - Discussion of the books we loved in 2019
February 6 Messy Beautiful Friendship - Christine Hoover’s book on friendships and how a biblical view of friendships can help us build deep and lasting relationships even with the messiness of people and realities of busy schedules.
March 5 Hearers and Doers – Kevin Vanhoozer’s book on the importance of knowing our doctrine in light of our culture and our responsibility to make disciples of all nations.
April 2 The Hardest Peace – Kara Tippetts' journey of learning how to have God’s peace in life’s hardest moments.
May 7 The Story of the Trapp Family Singers – Maria A Trapp’s autobiographical reflection of her family that inspired the movie, The Sound of Music.
June 4 Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury's book recounting the tale of Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is to destroy books. When he meets Clarisse, he begins to question his profession.
July 9 Summer Surprise – Summer reading is so much fun. Look for another great title for lounging in the sun.
August 6 Becoming Mrs. Lewis – Patti Callahan’s book about the unlikely love story between C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, a fiercely independent woman who captured the heart of a brilliant author.
September 3 On Reading Well – Karen Prior’s book on the importance of reading a wide variety of books. She introduces us to several works that help us look at various virtues that we can cultivate.
October 1 Messy Grace, Caleb Kaltenbach's journey from being raised by LGBT parents to coming to the knowledge of Christ. In this book, we will learn how we can love without sacrificing our convictions.
November 5 Dracula, – Bram Stoker's story of Van Helsing’s hunt for the vampire, Dracula.
December 3 Bonus Book – This book is usually a little longer than others we've been reading. It is determined by a vote in the summer. Look for titles later this year.