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Book Evening: Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.

posted 9 Jun 2014, 10:26 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 10 Oct 2019, 09:58 ]
Our next book conversation is about The Magdalene Moment, by Joanna Manning. (October) Drawing on the energy generated by The Da Vinci Code's revelations about Mary Magdalene, Toronto Anglican Priest and social activist Joanna Manning believes that Christianity must focus on today's realities.  In The Magdalene Moment, she brings this mindset to women's roles, erotic and sexual diversity, the environment, and religious pluralism. We are are thrilled to welcome author Joanne Manning as our special guest this evening. Wednesday, October 23.

This book is readily available at book stores thanks to the Giller Prize and Canada Reads. If you want to borrow the book, Toronto Public Library has 30 copies plus the audio book and 160 copies of the e-book. 

We would be delighted to welcome you. 
We meet at 7:00 p.m. for a pot luck dinner, followed by a discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please join us.

Welcome: The St. Anne's Book Group is open to everyone: members of our community, friends, and newcomers who don't know anything about church. We talk about the book! We like to start with an overview by one of our participants who has read the book. We are very fortunate to have welcomed authors to join us as we talk about their book. It's great if you have read the book; you're also welcome if you have not read the book and want to know more about it. We like to make faith connections to the themes of the book - where possible. 

We hold our Book Group in the St. Anne's Ministry Centre, 276 Gladstone Avenue. 

Upcoming Reading Evenings: 
Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan. (November) From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy plains of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black, and eleven year old field slave, discovers the world as the manservant of an eccentric Englishman. This story, the winner of the 2018 Giller Prize, asks the question, What is true freedom? Wednesday, November 20.