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Library Book Club 2017-2018 Schedule

Painting by Sister Isabella Guerra (see image credit below).

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 Oct 6, 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 2,
12:00
February Chaim Potok The Chosen Mar 2, 12:00
March-April Rod Dreher

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

Week of Apr 9. Date & Time TBD

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 harohen@regent.edu. 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.com/2011/11/13/isabel-guerra/.

John Marcellus Huston

Book Club reading A Tale of Two Cities

Sydney Carton (c. 1895), by English illustrator Frederick Barnard

Sydney Carton (c. 1895), by English illustrator Frederick Barnard

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is one of Charles Dickens’ late works, in which the full power of his prose and imagination are ever-present. The novel is set just before and during the French Revolution and is concerned with big themes of life—hatred and love, fear and courage, dissipation and redemption. As with Dickens’ other great works, moral instruction is always accomplished through the sheer vitality of the author’s story-telling and characters.

A Tale of Two Cities is the Library Book Club’s March selection. We will meet to discuss the novel on Thursday, March 27 at 12:00. Dr. Peter Fraser, professor of literature and film in the College of Arts & Sciences will lead our discussion. The Library has numerous resources on this great classic, including hardcopy and electronic versions, criticism, films, and documentaries. Click here to peruse our holdings.

Distance students and faculty are invited to join Book Club discussions live via Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is Google’s free, east-to-use videoconferencing software. Here is the Library’s permanent link for all Hangout events: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/c0lnc83s5ok7tecuqdcnjg0mcno?authuser=0&eid=100028809078157626561&hl=en.

For more information about the Library Book Club, including a current schedule, see our new webpage or contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.