Reminder, the books for Pastor Candy’s summer book discussion are now out on the book sale table in the atrium. First come, first served!
From our Library Team: Book Reviews for You!
Premeditated Myrtle (by Elizabeth C. Bunce) is the first in a fun mystery series designed for girls 10 and up which has won several awards. Twelve-year-old Myrtle lives with her father, who is a Prosecuting Solicitor, and her governess, Miss Judson, who seems to love solving mysteries and much as the inquisitive Myrtle does. They live in Victorian England, where Myrtle is expected to behave as a Young Lady of Quality, but when the neighbor’s cat and gardener don’t follow their normal morning routine, Myrtle calls the police because she suspects foul play. It’s up to Myrtle to get to the bottom of this mystery before a friend is blamed for murder. The Wesley Church library has acquired 4 books in this series, so you can enjoy even more Myrtle!
In Jesus’ Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount (by Richard Rohr) Franciscan priest Richard Rohr takes a look at the Sermon on the Mount and uses cultural information and understanding from Jesus’ time to help us to better discover what Jesus was telling us. His countercultural message about how to relate to each other is just as revolutionary today, and deserves a closer look from anyone who is a follower of Jesus. If you like this book, check out our library’s other Richard Rohr selections.
THE SECRET RIVER by Kate Grenville
Have you always been fascinated by Australia? Kate Greenville’s layered novel recounts the story of a man who hungers to possess his own land in 18th century Australia. The history and landscape of the country come alive as the backdrop for one man’s particular life journey.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
A different sort of WWII story. Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy, learn to negotiate life in war-torn St. Malo. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize.