Meet this Summer’s books! Things are a little different this year. We are shaking things up! For one, we are adding a third book. What! Insanity! This craziness starts in just a few weeks!
First thing first… we will not be bulk purchasing books this year all of the books are available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and Family Christian Bookstores, and perhaps the library. We will be ordering books for the June and July Book clubs Sunday May 15th. If you would like a book from Riverside, your order needs to be prepaid.
May Book Club
The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns
Discussion dates are Wednesday May 18th and May 25th at 7 Pm at the church. Unfortunately we will not be purchasing books as a group, but the book is available at amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Family Christian Bookstores. You can sign up here.
Below is a review of the book:
“You know how sometimes vanilla people can go all salsa on us? They’re bland and ordinary until they experience a pivotal event like a spouse being killed by a drunk driver or a bullied child committing suicide. Suddenly they turn hot and piquant. They’ve seen life from a different perspective and emerged with a new mission — to stamp out drunk driving or crusade against bullying. That’s the picture I have of Richard Stearns, author of The Hole In Our Gospel.
As an executive at Gillette, then Parker Brothers Games and finally CEO of the Lenox table and giftware company, Stearns’ life was tasty American vanilla all the way. Then a set of circumstances led him to World Vision. The change in him began when he listened to the story of an orphaned boy in Rakai, Uganda, on his first World Vision assignment. It continued in encounter after encounter with the poor in over a million miles of travel to all the inhabited continents of the globe.”
June Book Club
West Lafayette, IN 47906