Fourth Church Book Groups

“Books by Women” Book Group
First Tuesday Book Club
CLL Monthly Book Club

“Books by Women” Book Group

Second Tuesday of the month
September through June
6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
Bumpus Room and via Zoom

Books by Women has met faithfully for more than thirty years to discuss classic and contemporary works by women authors.

All women are invited to join in the conversations whenever their schedules allow.

For Zoom details, contact Simon Crow (312.573.3369)

2022–2023 Book Discussion Schedule

September 13, 2022
Finding The Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
by Suzanne Simard

October 11, 2022
The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

November 8, 2022
Having and Being Had
by Eula Biss

December 13, 2022
Miss Benson’s Beetle
by Rachel Joyce

January 10, 2023
Walking on Pins and Needles: A Memoir of Chronic Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis
by Arlene Faulk

February 14, 2023
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
by Balli Kaur Jaswal

March 14, 2023
Oh William!
by Elizabeth Strout

April 11, 2023
When Women Ruled the World: Making the Renaissance in Europe
by Maureen Quilligan

May 9, 2023
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

June 13, 2023
Fresh Water for Flowers
by Valérie Perrin

View the past 33 years of monthly book choices

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First Tuesday Book Club

First Tuesday of the month
September through June
7:00 p.m.
via Zoom

This monthly book discussion is dedicated to examining the ethical and social issues facing Christians today.

This is not just a book club; it is a forum for thinking Christians and others to wrestle with the complexities of living as faithful people in today’s confusing world.

For Zoom details, contact the Adult Education office.

September 6, 2022
Father Abraham’s Many Children
by Tyler Mayfield
In reframing religious diversity through the stories of Cain, Ishmael, and Esau, this book invites us to explore what this might mean for Christians living in a world of religious difference today.

October 4, 2022
Tears We Cannot Stop
by Michael Eric Dyson
Short, emotional, literary, powerful―Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

November 1, 2022
Interfaith Leadership 
by Eboo Patel
This primer by renowned interfaith leader presents readers with the philosophical underpinnings of interfaith theory and outlines the skills necessary to practice interfaith leadership today.

No Book Club in December 2022

Watch previous First Tuesday Book Club discussions

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CLL Monthly Book Club

One Tuesday a month  
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Open to all 60 and older, whether CLL members or not

The Center for Life and Learning Monthly Book Club is an invitation for those who are sixty and older to join in conversation with one another about books. This member-run group enjoys books selected by members who wish to lead the discussion. Grab a great read, and bring a friend!

The current schedule and book list is available here.

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