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The Book Connection

We are book lovers who connect informally, with the aim of being more intentional about reading primarily Christian non-fiction. Nothing takes the place of reading and studying the Bible, however there is much to learn from examining good literature, being mentored by the lives and lessons of great men and women of God, and seeing from other perspectives. We are not a Home Group, or a Book Study; once a month we simply suggest and agree to “read” one book from a wide variety of topics and formats, then hold a discussion.

Since September, we have read:

- Church Behind the Wire from Barnabas Mam (the killing fields in Cambodia)

- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality from Peter Scazzero

- Cry the Beloved Country from Alan Paton (understanding Africa)

- Strange Days from Mark Sayers (social media influence)

- What’s so Amazing about Grace from Phillip Yancey

- The Insanity of God from Nik Ripken (persecution)

- Mere Christianity from C.S. Lewis (April 9)

- Prisoner in the Third Cell from Gene Edwards (May 14)

- How Now Shall We Live? from Charles Colson. (June 11)

It is absolutely wonderful to stretch our reading repertoire, respectfully share perspectives, and compare and contrast viewpoints. Sometimes we even like the books, or agree!

If we missed inviting you in September, please know that we are a welcoming group. Currently, we are 11 men and women, not all from SCCC, who Zoom in every second Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. We encourage a semester’s commitment so we can get to know you. You would fit right in. We take turns practising our leadership skills by volunteering to co-host and lead a discussion. Young or old, male or female, the more variety, the richer the conversation. To learn more about The Book Connection, reach out to Shirley McGowan or Linda Humphreys. SCCC office has contact info.

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