Colonial Women’s Book Club meets in Family Center room FC 201 on the 4th Thursday in January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November and December. We meet from 1pm – 2:30pm to discuss a wide variety of books, selected annually by members, written by Christian authors. Books include biographies, missionary stories, and Inspirational Christian fiction. All ladies who are CBC members and guests of all ages are invited to attend. Contact Donna Bos for more information.
Book Club selections for 2018:
November 15, 2018 IN THIS MOMENT, Karen Kingsbury, fiction 4.7 of 5, 134 reviews Beloved high school principal Baxter starts a Bible study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit. Hamilton High principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at every meeting encourages him. A year later, violence and gang activity are down, test scores are up, and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working - until one parent calls the press. Now Quinn faces a lawsuit that could ruin everything. With a storm of national attention and criticism, Quinn is at a crossroads - he must choose whether to cave in and shut down the program or stand up for himself and his students. The battle comes with a high cost, and Quinn wants just one attorney on his side for this fight: Luke Baxter. In This Moment is an inspiring, relevant story about the nuances of religious freedom and how a group of determined people just might restore the meaning of faith in today's culture.
December 13, 2018 THE 13th GIFT: A TRUE STORY OF A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, Joanne Smith, nonfiction 4.7 of 5, 566 reviews The 13th Gift, is a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love. After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children, especially with the holiday season approaching. 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts were from, grief diminished. This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift f family during the holiday season.
Book Club selections for 2019:
January 24, 2019 WHILE WE'RE FAR APART, Lynn Austin, fiction 4.5 of 5, -- 692 reviews, In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother. Penny Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can remember; now that Eddie's wife is dead, Penny feels she has been given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war. And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn Hungary.
February 28, 2019 WHEN YOU DON'T SEE HIS PLAN, Nadine Hennesy with Rebecca Baker 4.8 of 5 12 reviews, After eleven months of marriage to Ed—the love of her life—and pregnant with their first child, the last thing Nadine Hennesey expected was to become a widow. Their dream of serving God together on the mission field was suddenly shattered. However, through her pain and the encouragement of Elisabeth Elliot, God gave Nadine a new dream: to serve women and children whose lives have been affected by profound suffering and loss in war-torn Kosovo.
March 28, 2019 THE HONORABLE IMPOSTER, Gilbert Morris, historical fiction, 4.6 of 5, 93 reviews, The volume that launched the blockbuster House of Winslow series. Gilbert Winslow, forced by his family into the pulpit of the Church of England, becomes a spy among religious separatists. Who will he turn to when the forces of good and evil threaten to pull him apart? The book gives a better understanding of what our forefathers went through in leaving England and establishing themselves in New England. Mr. Morris did plenty of research and provides great period information and details. Watching Gilbert's coming to faith over the course of this novel was realistic and powerful. It's definitely worth reading.