Sunday, January 20

Book of the Month

Time: 12:15 pm – 12:15 pm

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Are you a reader? Do you need someone to read the book and tell you about it? Either way ... join us at 12:15 p.m. in Calvin Hall for pizza and conversation led by Parish Associate Carol McDonald.

Sunday, January 20 – Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler
Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, who specializes in studying the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At 35, everything in her life points toward ‘blessing.’ Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.

Sunday, February 24 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A masterful novel from the author of Rules of Civility, Towles
immerses us in the life of Count Alexander Rostov. “When in 1922, the 30 year-old Count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. This singular novel relates the Count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.”

Sunday, March 17 – Not Just Black and White by Anni K. Reinking, Ph.D.
In Anni Reinking’s world, even the smallest occurrence of everyday life raises new questions and reflections, involving sociology, anthropology, religion, and psychology. This is Anni’s emotionally and intellectually moving memoir of her life as a white mother raising a black son in multiracial America – but it is much more than that. It’s about an extraordinary journey towards awareness and learning. Anni shares her family’s story and is open about her own stumbling as a mother through cross-racial experiences in which she has discovered how much she has yet to learn. This book will be released on January 8, 2019, and will be available in hardcover and in paperback. It should also be available at your closest neighborhood library.

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