On Thursday, October 26, at 12:00, the Library Book Club will discuss Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen.
Northanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland, a young, enthusiastic reader of Gothic novels. The romantic tales and dark landscapes feed her imagination. What could be more exciting and remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? But when, ordinary life takes a more sinister turn, circumspection is reaffirmed alongside comedy in Austen’s shortest and most lighthearted work.
Our discussion will take place in the Library Conference Room. Dr. Carrie White will lead our conversation. Whether you’re a confirmed Janeite or just wondering what novels about upper-class English society in the nineteenth century could possibly teach you about life, this event is for you. Austen-appropriate refreshments will be served.
The Library has several copies of Nothanger Abbey in print and e-book formats. Most public library systems also offer the book on CD and downloadable audiobook.
Distance students and faculty are encouraged to join us live via Google Hangouts, Google’s free, easy-to-use videoconferencing software. Click here to request a link to the discussion.
For the complete 2017-2018 schedule of book discussions, see the Library Book Club webpage.
The Library Book Club is excited to announce announce its tenth year of book talks and discussions, featuring works chosen to give pleasure, and just maybe, a little instruction. As always, we have tried to select a list that will appeal to a variety of interests, with both classic and contemporary fiction as well as thought-provoking works of non-fiction.
This year we begin with something truly different. As a tie-in to Regent’s Movie on the Lawn showing of Wonder Woman on September 16, the Book Club is sponsoring a discussion on approaching the film from a Christian perspective. Dr. Pete Fraser, professor of film and literature, will lead our conversation. This special event will take place on Friday, September 22
Here it the complete schedule for 2017-2018:
|Month||Author||Title||Date & Time||September||Patty Jenkins, director||Wonder Woman||Sept 22, 2:00||October||Jane Austen||Northanger Abbey||Thur, Oct 26, 12:00||November||Os Guinness||Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times||Nov 10, 12:00||December||Charles Dickens||A Christmas Carol||Dec 8, 12:00||January||Thomas Cahill||Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World||Feb 15,
|February||Chaim Potok||The Chosen||Mar 22, 12:00||March-April||Rod Dreher||May 24, 12:00||
As always, it is not necessary to complete the book in order to come to a discussion. The overriding purpose of the Library Book Club is to encourage members of the Regent and CBN communities to make time in their schedules for reading. For more information about the Library Book Club, contact Harold Henkel at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive announcements of upcoming discussions and events, follow the Library on Facebook or Google+.Image Credit: Painting by Sister Isabella Guerra, a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa Lucia, Zaragoza in Spain. For information about Sister Isabella and examples of her work, see Lines and Colors (blog) at http:linesandcolors.com20111113isabel-guerra.John Marcellus Huston
The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare, tells the story of eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin, a young Jewish Zealot bent on revenging his father’s death by driving the Romans out of the land of Israel. Daniel’s hatred for Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the teaching of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. The Bronze Bow, which won the Newberry Medal in 1962, is a moving work for young and adult readers alike.
On Friday, July 28 at 12:00 in the Library Conference Room, The Library Book Club will discuss this widely-admired Christian novel. Younger readers are especially welcome to join our discussion! The Library has several copies of the book available for checkout.
by Melody Diehl Detar, Divinity Librarian
At the Regent University Library, we consider it a blessing to play a part in our students’ academic experience. Graduation is an exciting time to witness Regent’s students receive recognition for years of effort and set goals beyond the physical and digital campuses. We hope that our graduates feel prepared to meet every challenge on the path that God has planned for them. As they shift into a new relationship as alumni, we want to remain partners in the path of lifelong learning.
We invite alumni to visit the Alumni Resources and Services page to learn about their options for borrowing books, accessing databases, and finding resources outside of the Regent Library. We will always remain at your service for questions and research assistance, including through our new 247 chat service. We also welcome everyone, near and far, to the Library Book Club. So keep reading, keep learning, and stay in touch!
The Regent University Librarians and Library Staff