Booked For Lunch
2nd Thursday of each month
Noon , Room 252
Led by Jennie Weeks, Director of Adult Classes and Studies, and Sally Jackson, member of Christ Church
Booked for Lunch is a monthly book club for women of all ages. We read mostly fiction (with an occasional non-fiction book) because we have discovered that fiction stories provide a powerful avenue for thinking more deeply about God and the world. Each month, we ask questions like: “Where is God in the story?” “What themes of love, forgiveness, grace, or other Christian themes emerge in the story?” , “If God is not apparent in the story, what difference would God’s presence have made in the lives of the characters?”
We invite you to bring your lunch and join us on the 2nd Thursday each month.
June, 2019: “Where The Crawdads Sing” - Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. In this book, Delia Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
July, 2019: “Becoming Mrs. Lewis – The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis” - Patti Calahan
When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy. In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had. At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.Group Details