The Colonial Women’s Book Club meets in FC 201 on the 4th Thursday in January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November and December. We meet from 1pm – 3pm to discuss a wide variety of books, selected annually by members, written by Christian authors. Books include biographies, missionary stories, and Inspirational Christian fiction. Discussions are led by Barb Ross and all ladies are invited to attend.
Contact Jennifer Rock for more information.
COLONIAL BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR 2016
FICTION: The Resurrection File (Chambers of Justice Book 1) by Craig Parshall
When a preacher asks attorney Will Chambers to defend him against accusations that could discredit the gospels, Will’s unbelieving heart says “run.” But conspiracy and intrigue draw him deep into the case…and closer to Christ. (398 pages)
NON-FICTION: Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption by Vinh Chung (Author), Tim Downs (Contributor)
The account of Dr. Chung and his family will inspire you to believe in second chances and miracles and the God who gives them both.”-Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author my name is Vinh Chung. This is a story that spans two continents, ten decades, and eleven thousand miles. When I was three and a half years old, my family was forced to flee Vietnam in June 1979, a place we had never heard of somewhere in the heartland of America. Several weeks later my family lay half-dead from dehydration in a derelict fishing boat jammed with ninety-three refugees lost in the middle of the South China Sea. We arrived in the United States with nothing but the clothes on our backs and unable to speak a single word of English. Today my family holds twenty-one university degrees. How we got from there to here is quite a story. Where the Wind Leads, is the remarkable account of Vinh Chung and his refugee family’s daring escape from communist oppression. It’s a story of personal sacrifice, redemption, endurance against almost insurmountable odds, and what it truly means to be American. (341 pages)
HISTORICAL FICTION: RETURN TO ME by Lynn Austin
After decades of exile, the prophesies are coming true–King Cyrus has declared the Jews may return to Jerusalem. Iddo, a priest, is sure this is a sign of God’s renewed favor. For too long they’ve remained in Babylon, and many, including Iddo’s sons, are losing the faith that sets them apart. And so only a few choose to leave everything to return–return to their home and their God. (465 pages)
FICTION: A Wish for Christmas (Cape Light Novels Book 10) Thomas Kinkaid and Katherine Spencer
Nothing captures the essence of the holidays like Thomas Kinkaid’s paintings-and the unforgettable town of Cape Light. Gifts of kindness are never forgotten… After serving in Iraq, the injured David has returned home to find his widowed father remarried and his ex-girlfriend working for him on his tree farm. Trying not to seem bitter or discouraged is even harder than the physical therapy, and David realizes that he not only needs to heal his body but his heart as well. Meanwhile, Lillian Warwick’s daughters are concerned about their elderly mother living on her own. But when a friend, Dr. Ezra Elliot, is in need of help, Lillian finds they value each other beyond just friendship. Now, she’s wondering if it’s not too late to let love into her life. (304 pages)