Sisters of the Spirit

About Sisters of the Spirit

Sisters of the Spirit (SOS) is for women who are interested in exploring their faith through book discussion. The group meets on Mondays from 1-2 pm in the chapel; please enter through the church office.

The focus of Sisters of the Spirit is around the book that the group is reading. Sisters of the Spirit does not have a designated facilitator, but the group reads and discusses chapters at a mutually-determined pace. Anyone who finds they would be interested in the book that is going to be read is encouraged to get a book and join in. Not everyone is on board for every book, and the group loves to have new people and to hear new points of view.

Books to read are determined by a recommendation by group members, and the group votes on the book to read next.  Books range from those found in the theology section of a bookstore, while others are fiction or non-fiction that might be on the New York Times best seller list. All of these books have something to teach, and members share their understanding with one another as to what they mean to them. Some books are very light reading, and some have even been classics that were read many years ago, but were felt to probably have a different lesson to teach as they are read them now.

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
Proverbs 1:5

Current Book: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

SOS has previously read: The Rose Rent by Ellis PetersThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Blood and Silk: The Hidden Love Story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth by Carol McKay, A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Compass and Stars by the Rev. Martin L. Smith. The Sunday Philosophy Club  by Alexander McCall SmithFlunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving my Neighbor by Jana RiessThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. StedmanA year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held EvansHeft: A Novel by Liz MooreGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee,  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsThe Kitchen House by Kathleen GrissomThe Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionFlight Behavior by Barbara KingsolverThe Giver by Lois Lowry White Lilacs by Carolyn MeyerThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green,  Orphan Train by Christina Baker KlineZealot by Reza Aslan and  It’s Really All About God by Samir SelmanovicSnow in August by Pete Hamill, and Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott.

Have questions? Please email Paula Maddon at

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