Barbara Culbertson, Coordinator
Calling all readers! Get ready for some stimulating discussions as we join to review both fiction and non-fiction books this year.
Book discussions are at 9:30 a.m. in the President's Dining Room (3rd floor, Webster Commons at SNU).
The book must be read to be able to discuss it. The moderator will ask for issues that were found in the reading and will begin the discussion. Participants continue the discussion, agreeing or disagreeing without being disagreeable.
Review of The Testament by John Grisham, to be discussed on Feb. 12, 2018.
John Grisham's writing makes this novel a spell-binder. The usual element of mystery is present, with the additional intrigue. that includes South America and a missionary.The plot revolves around the death of a multi-billionaire, Troy Phelan, whose descendents expect to inherit the fortune. They did not know that Phelan had changed his will, and the expected heirs set out to discredit this new will. What follows when an unlikely former drug-addict attorney searches for the newly named inheritor will capture your attention and make this an exciting read as well as serve as basis for some lively discussion.
April 9, 2018 - Because the Metropolitan Library System does not currently carry the book Scandalous Obligation, which had been the suggested book for our April meeting, ASP book discussion members decided on another book to be read for the coming discussion. No Future Without Forgiveness, by Desmund Tutu, is the title of the book chosen.
Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his fight against apartheid in his native South Africa. In this struggle, “Tutu became one of the church leaders involved in mediating conflicts between black protesters and the security forces” (Wikipedia, 2/14/18).
Amazon reviews the book saying that Tutu “argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. . . [H]e presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another. . . With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers a humane world.”
No Future Without Forgiveness is available in hardback, paperback, and Kindle editions through Amazon. Oklahoma county libraries also carry both the book and an ebook edition. Please join us on April 9 for what should prove to be a stimulating discussion of this provocative book.