- Choose a book below to read.
- Purchase book in your local bookstore or download the kindle version at Amazon.com
- Join the Book Group online at www.chapelhillpc.org
- Read at your own pace ( there is still a month left)
- Start conversations among group members on Chapel Hill’s website
- Join Women’s Life on Wednesday, August 24 for Summer Celebration from 6-8pm which will include book discussions. Celebration will be held locally in Gig Harbor ask your Book Group Leader for more details.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Help is about a young white woman in the early 1960s who becomes interested in the plight of the black ladies’ maids that every family has working for them. Set in Mississippi during the civil rights movement, the story is narrated by the three principal characters … Minny and Aibileen, two black maids, and Miss Skeeter, a young white woman newly graduated from college. The characters are wonderfully developed, as are the historical background and setting. The Help by Kathryn Stockett via @amazon
Radical Together by David Platt In Radical, David Platt challenged Christians to take a hard look at their faith and ask whether they were truly following Christ or pursuing a life of comfort and material wealth as dictated by the American dream. Radical Together takes the next step and lays out six foundational ideas for faith communities seeking to serve and live a “Radical” lifestyle. Filled with Scriptural insight and stories from around the world, Platt will help you apply the commands of Christ to your church in new, practical ways. Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God by David Platt via @amazon
The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick A mother’s tragedy, a daughter’s desire and the 7,000 mile journey that changed their lives. In 1896, Norwegian American Helga Estby accepted a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within seven months, in an effort to earn $10,000. With her nineteen-year-old daughter Clara, the two made the 3,500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks, motivated by the money they needed to save the family farm. After returning to the farm more than a year later, Clara chose, in the second half of the book, to walk on alone, leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than 20-year separation from the only life she had known. Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick explores both of these fascinating journeys. The Daughter’s Walk: A Novel by Jane Kirkpatrick via @amazon
Reading the Bible in 90 Days Have you ever read the Bible all the way through from beginning to end? D.L Moody states, “When I study the Bible, I prepare myself to talk to others. When I read the Bible, God talks to me.” Just 12 pages a day–that’s all it takes to read the Bible in ninety days. It’s easier than you thought! Once you break it down into bite-sized pieces, what may have seemed to be a formidable challenge becomes doable and enjoyable. The Bible in 90 Days (New International Version) by Ted Cooper Jr. via @amazon
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist Change can be frightening or exhilarating, but it’s always challenging … and educational. Drawing on her own recent experience of pain and chaos, Shauna Niequist (daughter of Bill Hybels) explores nuggets of wisdom and growth she learned the hard way–through loss and transition. Her warm, lyrical reflections will help you perceive the blessings of change in your own life. A great read for young moms. Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist via @amazon
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