I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be holding our second annual Classic Literature night this Friday, June 12th, in the recreation and worship center.
Audiobook Literature Theme
The theme this year will be: “Discovering Literature Through Audiobooks,” with a focus on ways to increase your exposure to classic literature when you might not have time to sit down and read a book.
We’ll also show you how you can integrate these great audio books with your cell phone or tablet, so that you don’t have to be tied to a computer to listen!
That opportunity opens up a world of wonders for enjoying audiobooks, from sitting in the car driving to and from work, to going for a jog or other gym activity, to walking the dog, or even cleaning the kitchen!
The chances to listen are limited only by your imagination, and we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you out!
Possible Book Club?
Last year, 5 participants read a half dozen books over the course of the summer, and some have shown a renewed interest in starting the club again.
While the reading list hasn’t been set, the point of the club is to focus on classic literature. Some of the ideas that worship leader Kathy McClaren suggested include:
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
Each of these has at least some Christian-themed elements, and one point of the group would be to discuss how the concept of God is treated in different types of literature, either explicitly or implicitly.
The Chronicles of Narnia, for instance, is a great allegory for God and the ascension of Christ, while The Scarlet Letter takes a harsh look at the strict Puritan morals of colonial Boston.
At any rate, the reading list and meeting times are still open for discussion, pending interest by the church fellowship community.