Join Lit Wits to discuss books on many subjects, all with a connection to our faith. Meetings are at 6:30 PM in the College Ave. West Conference Room unless noted otherwise below (see dates below).
Our 2017-2018 book selections are below. Selections are announced in August each year.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Looking back at the tragic events of an accident, murder, and suicide that occurred when he was
13 years old, Frank Drum explores how this complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. It is now 40 years later when he tells this story of discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God. 307 pages.
Note: A limited number of copies of this book will be available to borrow from the Lit Wits display at Discovery Day on Sunday, August 20.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Giving It All Away ... And Getting It All Back Again by David Green with Bill High
Hobby Lobby’s CEO tells the story of caring for the small things and starting his company in his garage.
He shares the difference between the worlds of “having and hoarding” and a world of “giving and
generosity,” the principle of working for God and not for men, and that NOW is not too soon to consider what you want your legacy to be. 189 pages.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Lewis brilliantly reimagines the story of Cupid and Psyche. Told from the viewpoint of Psyche’s sister,
Orual, Till We Have Faces is a brilliant examination of envy, betrayal, loss, blame, grief, guilt, and
conversion. In his in final novel Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power
in our lives. 313 pages.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Running on Red Dog Road: And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood by Drema Hall Berkheimer
Berkheimer shares stories from her childhood growing up in 1940’s Appalachia. After her father is
killed in the coal mines, her mother must go off to work, and Drema is left in the care of her devout
Pentecostal grandparents. Faith healers, moonshiners, and snake handlers populate her stories as
she serves witness to a multigenerational family with wit and keen observations. 224 pages.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story by Nancy Sprowell Geise
Joe arrived at Auschwitz on April 30, 1942. It would be seven decades before he revealed how
he survived several concentration camps to eventually become one of New York’s leading shoe
designers. Joe’s courageous story is one of discovering light in the darkest places. 330 pages.
Note: A limited number of copies of this book will be available to borrow from the Lit Wits leaders in advance of the book discussion date. See contact information at the top of this page for details.