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Book Club


Tuesday, September 21st from 7:00pm – 8:00pm



Please join us for another year of good reads and great conversation! Book Club meets on the third Tuesday (one exception) of each month at 7 p.m. We will meet in-person at SPD and via Zoom. The Zoom link for all Book Club meetings is:

Jan. 18, 2022
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, by Jim DeFede. This book recounts the true story behind the events on 9/11 that inspired Broadway’s smash hit musical Come from Away.
Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, by Kevin Tuerff, is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing Giving Back Day.
Host: Susan Path

Feb. 15
Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans
From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans comes a book that is both a heartfelt ode to the past and hopeful gaze into the future of what it means to be a part   of the Church.
Host: Pastor Mark Schmid

March 15
The Unbroken Thread, by Sohrab Ahmari
“[Ahmari] is a master storyteller. . .  Readers of Sohrab Ahmari’s new book will be grateful to him for reminding us of how serious the loss [of our traditions] could turn out to be.”—First Things
Host: Pastor Tim Westermeyer

April 19
Learning to Pray, by James Martin
A smart, wise, often side-splittingly funny master class in seeking God.
Host: Pastor Valerie Strand Patterson

May 17
Readers’ Recommendation
We will review the book selections from the year and participants will be asked to share a book recommendation or two from recent favorite reads!
Host: Trisha Ragner

You can order them from any bookstore or Amazon. The books will not be available to purchase or pick up from the church. 


“Conviction without experience makes for harshness.”

Flannery O’Connor