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. Many in the group meet for lunch before hand at a designated place & all are welcome to join! SOS also occasionally goes to the movies together in place of a weekly meeting, or even have a movie screening party at someone’s home! Information about those events will be posted on our website.
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 are determined by a recommendation by group members, and the group votes on which book to read next. Books range from those found in the theology section of a bookstore, to 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, some delve into deep and emotional subjects and some are classics that were read many years ago, but were felt to probably have a different lesson to teach as they are read now.
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
SOS has previously read:
The Shadowland by Elizabeth Kostova, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde, News of the World by Paulette Jiles, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, Right Ho, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans , Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman, The Girl Before by JP Delaney, The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters, The 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 Smith, Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving my Neighbor by Jana Riess, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, A year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans, Heft: A Novel by Liz Moore, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, The Giver by Lois Lowry, White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, Zealot by Reza Aslan, It’s Really All About God by Samir Selmanovic, Snow in August by Pete Hamill, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott
Have questions? Please email Kerry Angle at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also ask Kerry to put you on the SOS email group to find out where lunch will be each week, get news from the group, book updates, prayer requests, and more!