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The Book Clubs

at St. Luke Lutheran Church


Theological Book Club:

Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision

by Tom (N. T.) Wright

This sprightly and gracious yet robust work is Tom Wright's carefully argued and scripturally based response to those who think that he has deeply misunderstood Paul's doctrine of justification. Pick up a copy and join us for the discussion at the church.

 Meeting at 7:30pm on Monday March 1st

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Secular Book Club:

The Man who Loved China

by Simon Winchester

The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham—the brilliant Cambridge scientist, free-thinking intellectual, and practicing nudist who unlocked the most closely held secrets of China, once the world's most technologically advanced country. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion. All are welcome.

 Meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday March 4

The Man who Loved China


Secular Book Club:

The Girl who Played with Fire

by Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson's second novel is a worthy successor to his debut, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. At the center of this seismic Swedish fiction are crusading editor Mikael Blomkvist and brilliant malcontent hacker Lisbeth Salander. Once again, this seemingly mismatched sleuthing duo are thrown together in a death-defying hunt for a savage killer; in this case, the executioner of two muckraking reporters on the verge of a major exposé. Though it would be helpful to have read the first book to become familiar with the two central characters, the second book can be read on its own. Come join us for an exciting discussion. All are welcome.

 Meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday April 15

The Girl who Played with Fire


Previous Theological Book Club Readings

  • Living Gently in a Violent World by S Hauerwas & J Vanier (1/25/2010)
  • Luke for Everyone by Tom (N.T.) Wright (12/14/2009)
  • Reasons for Hope by Jose Louis Martin Decalzo (11/2/2009)
  • An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor (9/21/2009)
  • Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich (8/10/2009)
  • Paul for Everyone - The Prison Letters: Ephesians, Philippeans, Colossians, Philemon by Tom Wright (6/30/2009)
  • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri Nouwen (5/18/2009)
  • Mark for Everyone by Tom Wright (4/6/2009)
  • A Broad Place: An Autobiography by Jurgen Moltmann (2/23/2009)
  • Opening the Book of Faith - ELCA Inititive (1/12/2009)


Previous Secular Book Club Readings

  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (1/21/2010)
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (11/12/2009)
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (10/8/2009)
  • When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin (8/27/2009)
  • Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley (8/27/2009)
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (6/11/2009)
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (4/30/2009)
  • The Great Bridge by David G McCullough (3/26/2009)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (2/12/2009)
  • In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanto Ahmed (1/15/2009)





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