Book Club

Two copies of the book are available to borrow for a one-week loan from the parish library.  Multiple copies are also available in the Delaware library system. The parish library is located in the Religious Education Center and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and during Religious Education sessions Sunday morning and evening as well as during Monday evening classes.  For further information, contact the Religious Education Office, 644-7413. 

2019 Parish Book Club Selections

All book discussions are on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. in the Christian Formation Center, April through October.

 April 10                       Pontius Pilate by Paul Maier

Biographical novel that explores 1st century Roman political reality, the circumstances surrounding Jesus’ final days and the factors that influenced Jesus’ execution.

May 8              Rethinking Mary in the New Testament: What The Bible Tells Us About the Mother of the Messiah by Dr. Edward Sri

An introduction to the Blessed Mother through Scripture that helps the reader better understand the deeper meanings of the Marian passages of the New Testament

 June 12            God Moments by Andy Otto

 Catholic blogger Andy Otto shows you how to discover the unexpected beauty of God’s presence in the story of ordinary things and in everyday routines like preparing breakfast or walking in the woods.  

July 10 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

 Practicing surgeon and author examines the challenge of how his profession can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

 August 14        Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris

 A spiritual memoir that combines the culture of small-town America on the plains with religious faith.  A combination of reporting and reflection, it reminds that wherever we go, we chart our own spiritual geography.

 Sept.    11        The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Soldier, Priest and Korean War Hero

                        by Roy Wenzl

The story of Emil Kapaun, son of Czech immigrant farmers in Kansas, who leaves an ordinary and humble background to become a priest, soldier, and Korean War hero awarded the Medal of Honor.  He is currently recognized by the Vatican as a Servant of God in the process toward canonization as a saint.

Oct. 9   Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

by Father Benedict Groeschel

 A guide for persons dealing with life’s painful experiences that offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God’s grace, even when this seems remote.