Faith in Literature Day Group

Dates: 02/20/2013
Category: Bible & Book Studies
Demographics: Adults
Description:The Faith in Literature day group will meet on Wednesday, February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM in Room 207-209, Payne Education Center. For more information, please contact Camille Powell.

The Faith in Literature groups meet monthly to explore, discuss and make relevant connections between faith and works of fiction, past and present. While operating within the framework of Christian theology, we seek to ascertain in our reading how all good literature, if even by its omission, deals with and reflects themes of faith. Our reading choices range from early nineteenth century works to present day authors. While staying primarily within the confines of fiction (with occasional forays into the nonfiction world), the books we read cover a multitude of genres, including crime, science fiction, allegory, young adult, historic and just good story telling.

We delight in God's gifts to authors, through their words, to prod, soothe, challenge, confound, and reveal grace in the lives of their characters, and reflect on our own frail likeness to these fictional beings. In sharing our passion for literature, the groups also share laughter, friendship and fellowship. On occasion, the day group reads a book selection from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Book Club and enjoys a docent tour of art works that highlight the book. We welcome all readers. The evening group has at least one yearly "off-site" gathering, recently taking in "The Heiress" in conjunction with reading Washington Square, by Henry James.

Come join us for a thought-provoking, Christ-centered, joyful examination of the beauty we find through the written word.