The Women’s Ministry at Northside Church, would like to invite you to join us as we come to know the love of God, we grow together as disciples of Christ, and we go into the world, joyfully serving others.
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January to April 2016
First Wednesday Book Club:
Join us for our monthly book discussion on Jan. 6th, Feb. 3rd, March 2nd and April 6th in room 303 from 6:30pm to 8pm.
January selection: Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks' The Secret Chord
The Secret Chord takes readers on a journey into the complicated life of King David. Crafted from the stories of the Old Testament and narrated by the prophet Natan, the book captures David's desire to chronicle his life so history knows him as a man, a human, not simply a larger than life character. A historical fiction that seeks to fill in gaps between Biblical stories, one reviewer writes, "in making David so satisfyingly human, Brooks has crafted from The Secret Chord a compelling read, contemporary in its relevance." In January's First Wednesday Book Club, join us to contemplate facets of King David's rise and fall, strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failure through a retelling of his epic life.
Thirteen Stories by Eudora Welty
From the famous “Why I Live at the P.O.” to “A Worn Path” to “Lily Daw and the Three Ladies,” this collection includes many of Welty’s most powerful stories. Welty, born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi, built a career as a journalist, photographer, and, most notably, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. For those who love Welty, it is wonderful to visit her breathtaking Southern stories again; for those who have not yet Welty, this collection captures the wonderful voices that captured American culture and society, particularly in the South.
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid.
Set on the island of Antigua, at first seems the story of a young girl’s relationship with her mother—the intense care provided in a nurturing, loving relationship. Yet as the story progresses, shadows of coming of age stories such as The Catcher in the Rye and Housekeeping reveal themselves on each page. The novella, told through the voice and interpretations of a young girl, captures the joy, pain, and confusion of growing up and moving away in a way one reviewer describes as “so touching and familiar it could be happening in Anchorage, so inevitable it could be happening to any of us, anywhere, any time, any place. And that's exactly the book's strength, its wisdom, and its truth.”
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Many are familiar with Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher’s portrayal of McMurphy and Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman’s 1975 Oscar-winning film. The book, while loosely followed by the movie, delves deeper into issues of psychological treatment in 1960s America as well as more broadly issues of control, manipulation, and imprisonment within different institutional and cultural structures. Though over fifty years have passed since its publication, today we can see familiar themes and characters that have shaped the work of many other writers. The novel’s prose, ambition, and insightfulness rise from the pages even after several decade and is most definitely worth a read or revisiting.
Winter/Spring 2016 Class Information
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