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Women's Evening Book Study

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
322/Conference Room
Facilitators: Cheryl Jurrus

All women are welcome to W.E.B.S. (Women's Evening Book Study)!

At W.E.B.S., we don’t just read books---we delve into them, study them, apply them to our own experiences, and look for God’s work in our world and our lives.
We also share what’s happening in our own lives, attend plays and concerts, and get together for lunch or dinner occasionally.
We pray, discuss, share, laugh, and have fun together!  ALL are welcome! 
 
We typically have three book study/discussion sessions: fall, winter, and spring.
 
Our 2018-2019 theme is "Remarkable Women"
  
2018-2019 Books:
 
Spring 2019 Session: April 24 - May 29, 2019
Our Spring selection is "Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up" by Elizabeth Smart. 
Author. Activist. Victim―no more. Elizabeth was kidnapped by a religious fanatic and held prisoner for over a year in Utah. Since her rescue she’s married, become a mother, and travelled the world as president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, sharing her story to help others who are have been victims. She also advocates for women and girls to be strong and speak out against brutality.
“Over and over, Elizabeth is asked the same question: How do you find the hope to go on? In this book, Elizabeth returns to the horrific experiences she endured, and the hard-won lessons she learned, to provide answers. She also calls upon others who have dealt with adversity―victims of violence, disease, war, and loss―to explore the pathways toward hope. Through conversations with such well-known voices as Anne Romney, Diane von Furstenburg, and Mandy Patinkin to spiritual leaders Archbishop John C. Wester and Elder Richard Hinckley to her own parents, Elizabeth uncovers an even greater sense of solace and understanding. Where There’s Hope is the result of Elizabeth’s mission: It is both an up-close-and-personal glimpse into her healing process and a heartfelt how-to guide for readers to make peace with the past and embrace the future.” (Amazon’s website) 
 
Fall 2018 Session: October 3 - November 14, 2018
We read and discussed the book Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I've Loved) by Kate Bowler.
Recommended by Pastor McEachran, it was a great book for discussion about the Prosperity Gospel and facing death. Kate is a courageous, remarkable woman who is also a theologian. Bill Gates has it on his "Top Five Books for Summer Reading". 
“A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified.”—Lucy Kalanithi, New York Times
  
Winter 2019 Session: January 16 - February 27, 2019 
Our book is "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk" by Kelli Estes. “Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes’s brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories.” The story takes place in Seattle and the San Juan Islands and is written as a mystery to be solved about the silk embroidery that tells a story. The book is available in paperback. 
 
 

2017-2018 Books:
Fall 2017 Session: October 4 - November 15, 2017
We read Katharina Luther: Nun, Rebel, Wife by Anne Boileau, and learned about Luther’s wife: her childhood, time at the convent, life as an ex-nun, and wife. It is based on historical facts and was timed to help us commemorate the 2017 Reformation Anniversary.
 
Winter 2018 Session:
January 3 - February 7, 2018
We learned about India, and discussed marriage, society, women’s roles, cuisine, and other issues depicted by the author in the book The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring 2018 Session:
April 11 - May 23, 2018
We read another book about India.: Secret Daughter by Gowda.