Bethany Book Club

1375 Hiller Road :: Waterford MI :: 248-681-2130

Bethany Book Club

is a small group that usually meets on the third Friday of each month and is open to all men and women of the congregation.  Our standard meeting time is 9:15 AM at members’ homes or in Bethany’s Fellowship Hall.  Meetings last about two hours and a light breakfast is served.  We love our lively discussions. 

Books are selected from group members’ recommendations.  A variety of fiction and non-fiction genre make up the choices. 

2018 Bethany Book Club List

January: An Invisible Thread – Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski              A true story of an 11 year old panhandler, a busy sales executive & an unlikely meeting with destiny  --Recommended by Julie Patterson

February: The Chocolate Wars – Deborah Cadbury
The 150 year rivalry between the World’s Greatest Chocolate Makers --Recommended by Nona Bos

March: Seven Men: and the Secret of Their Greatness – Eric Metaxas
The lives of seven significant people with deep personal convictions that made them great --Recommended at book club after discussing the author

April: Killing Jesus – Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
The historical telling of the life & death of our Savior --                      Recommended by Bob Hunt & Pastor Dennis

May: Radical – David Platt        
A challenge to consider how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences & the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.  --Recommended by Pastor Dennis

June: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey – Rachel Joyce
The character that was the focus of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a book from our 2017 list. --Recommended by Sandy Lewis & Ida McCutcheon

July: Killing England – Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
An historical telling of the brutal struggle for American Independence. --  Recommended by Bob Hunt & Pastor Dennis

August: The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread – Richard Booker                    Revelations of the power of Jesus and His promises with insight into the Jewish culture during the time Christ was on Earth.  --Recommended by Kim Koch (Ruth McCulloch’s friend)

September: Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger
A coming of age novel of a boy who learns some hard truths about life and growing up in small town America.  --Recommended by Louise Aebersold

October: I’ll Push You - Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck
A Journey of 500 miles by two best friends & one wheelchair, takes place on a pilgrimage in Spain.  --Recommended by Sandy Lewis

November: Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God & Changed the World – Eric Metaxas
Biography of Luther, his personal struggles, how he formed his theology of justification by faith and details about daily living in the 16th century.  --Recommended by Nona Bos

December: Children’s Books & PJs Donation Mission for Grace Centers of Hope

Louise Aebersold, current chairperson