Our current book is “The First Love Story – Adam, Eve, and Us” by Bruce Feiler.
July 12 at 6 PM. This get-together will be hosted by Diane Reinstad.
Our book club at Fulton Church is available for any woman with an interest. We gather together about 3 times a year. Whoever offers to be the hostess provides beverages while a couple guests bring treats. We then enjoy an evening of fun, laughter and discuss the book among many other topics that pop up. At our first gathering, we try to put a list together for the upcoming year as far as what books to read and who will host in which months but it is never set in stone. As you can tell, we are very flexible and you don’t even have to read the book to come to the gathering. Some come just for an evening of fellowship.
excerpt from www.amazon.com:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.
Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world.
In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history’s first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love.
Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture’s imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.