BOOK CLUB

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Thursday, 5 September at 7.30pmin the home of Ros Penn. Tea/coffee and snacks will be served.

(Please ask Suzanne Yates, Pastoral Administrator for the address)

New members are made very welcome and we will chat about the following two books as we are not meeting until September,

Five People You Meet in in Heavenby Mitch Albom

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death. The novel’s protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the ‘Free Fall’, dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. It’s compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom’s huge readership.

Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Hannah Hurnard writes “How deeply we who love the Lord of Love and desire to follow him long for the power to surmount all difficulties and tests and conflicts in life in the same exultant and triumphant way. To learn the secret of victorious living has been the heart’s desire of those in every generation who love the Lord.”  Her allegorical masterpiece, in the tradition of “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” describes a journey from salvation to spiritual maturity.