Book Groups

Book Groups

Wesley Room Book Study

One Tuesday a month adults discuss books meant to spark a theological, spiritual conversation. Each participant is invited to share their thoughts and occasionally members lead the discussion. Books read include novels (like A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving), spiritual writing (Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard or Eat This Bread by Sara Miles), theology, social justice issues, or religious history. Each January participants bring a poem to share with the group. Every spring the group reads the Hamline University Mahle lecture featured book and attends the lecture together to hear and meet the author. The group meets in the Wesley Room and is open to all adults.

UMW Book Club

  • Entertaining –   Memoirs of a Geisha discussion was enhanced by a demonstration of sumo wrestling.
  • Enlightening –   The Poisonwood Bible resulted in one of the best discussions we have ever had.
  • Challenging –   Let Us Now Praise Famous Men made us question our assumptions.
  • Eerie – The Handmaid’s Tale, our choice for September 2001.
  • Hilarious –   Bad Girls of the Bible resulted in uproarious discussion.

You will read classics, new works, poetry, biographies, spiritual books, and secular books. We often find spiritual substance in secular books. We try to choose books of substance. We are not interested in fluff. You will read works that you love and some that you don?t. Some of our most interesting discussions have come out of books that some didn?t like. You will read books that you always meant to read and never got around to reading. You will discover authors and books that you have never heard of before. We meet on the last Monday of the month at the home of members. Contact the church office or click below to see the book list selection for the year. Please join us for lively conversation. 2014 Book List