Ladies’ Book Club

I extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join our Christian Book Club.

We meet every 6 weeks or so and discuss a Christian book which we have all read (or not).  I would like to say that it is open to men and women but, hand on heart, I cannot lie so far it has just been women who have come along. Women and book clubs just seem to work – I make no apologies for it! I have joined several over the years and it is something about having an ‘excuse’ to get together and chat, preferably over some delicious snacks or refreshment, which has made book clubs a popular pastime for the fairer sex.

I decided to start one in Buckland because I enjoy the opportunity to meet with others and have an in depth discussion. I particularly wanted to start a Christian one because I wanted to lift up my own reading selection to books that require thought, investigation, debate and reflection. So far we have read biographies, fictional stories and theological texts. It has been a hit and miss affair with some of the choices (much like any book club) but I have always come away with some nuggets of truth or points to ponder on. I particularly like biographies where I can see normal people working in extraordinary ways – it gives me something to aspire to.

We have at least 20 names on the book club list. An email is sent out with the book selected and a date set. I would like to lay down the gauntlet to the Men’s Breakfast and say that our breakfasts are varied and always delicious. Everyone shares in bringing the food to the table. We are a group of warm, welcoming people ready to learn, listen and respect.

If you would like to come along (don’t be put off if you haven’t read the book) then do please come along to our next meeting at 8.30 am on Saturday 25th March in Buckland Chapel. We are reading ‘The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert’ by Rosaria Butterfield.  Please contact Cally Barnes at callyb67@hotmail.co.uk

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