Sunday Book Group

The Knox Book Group meets in Fellowship Hall after Worship, Fellowship, and Adult Learning for Life at about 12:30 pm once every 5 weeks, depending on other activities and holy days.*  The Knox Book Group discusses both fiction and non-fiction books.  All are welcome, whether or not you have read the book.  Future books are suggested and selected by the group members. We try to select books of moderate length which are available from the public library

*Currently, the Book Group is meeting on Zoom online. To receive a link to Book Group meetings, please contact the church office.

 

July 11  Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander  Dr. Alexander was in a coma for a week – a near death experience. In this book, he narrates his spiritual journey during that week and the ways in which it changed his life.

August 22 – Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel by Balli Jau Jaswal   Nikki, who tends bar in West London, and has spent much of her life avoiding her family’s traditional Sikh community, finds herself hired to teach  “creative writing” in the local community center to a class of Sikh widows who want to learn English. Her efforts and the widows’ interests turn the class in an unexpected and creative way.

Sept. 26 -A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans “See what happens when a thoroughly modern woman starts referring to her husband as “master” and “praises him at the city gate” with a homemade sign. Learn the insights she receives from an ongoing correspondence with an Orthodox Jewish woman, and find out what she discovers from her exchanges with a polygamist wife.  Join her as she wrestles with difficult passages of scripture that portray misogyny and violence against women. ” (Amazon)

Oct. 31 – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy” The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.” (Amazon)