CROSSCITY WOMEN’S BOOKCLUB
Do you LOVE to read?? So do we! We invite you to come and fellowship each month with new friends and a good book.
Bookclub is free and a monthly commitment is not required. We just ask that you read the book before you come and you bring it with you.
July’s Bookclub selection is Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette. Bookclub is meeting on July 25th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.
When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?
August’s Bookclub selection is Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin Bookclub is meeting on August 29th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
Haunted by the Unknowns of Their Pasts, Two Women Search for Answers Along the Shores of Lake Michigan
Chicago socialite Anna Nicholson retreats to the Hotel Ottawa in Holland, Michigan, after breaking her engagement with her wealthy fiancé. Filled with questions about her newfound faith and troubled by a recurring nightmare, Anna finds solace in Derk Vander Veen, a seasonal hotel worker who plans to go into the ministry.
Prompted by a request from her son, Geesje de Jonge begins to sift through memories of emigrating from the Netherlands almost fifty years ago. As she writes them down for the Semi-Centennial anniversary of the town’s settlement, her story takes on a life of its own as she honestly and painfully recalls her regrets, doubts, hardships, and joys. Her story captivates Derk, who sees similarities between Geesje and Anna, and wishes to bring the two together.
Past and present collide as Anna and Geesje seek clarity, but neither expects the revelations that await them.
How often does the book club meet?
We meet once a month, usually on the last Thursday.
When and where do they meet?
We meet the last Thursday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s Campus.
Shari Warkentin is leading this month’s group so look for her or text her once you arrive. 559-495-8426
What kind of commitment is required?
There is no set commitment. You may pick and choose the months you would like to participate.
What should I bring when I come?
It is helpful to have read that month’s selection before coming so that you can participate in the discussion. Please bring the book (or e-book) with you. It is a very casual and relaxed atmosphere—all women are welcome!