Book Club to Read The Sistine Secrets by Benjamin Blech
The Westminster Book Club’s next selection is entitled The Sistine Secrets, written by Benjamin Blech. Five hundred years ago Michelangelo began work on a painting that became one of the most famous pieces of art in the world – the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Every year millions of people come to see Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling, which is the largest fresco painting on earth, in the holiest of Christianity’s chapels. Yet there is not one single Christian image in this vast, magnificent artwork. The Sistine Secrets tells the fascinating story of how Michelangelo embedded messages of brotherhood, tolerance, and free-thinking into his painting to encourage “fellow travelers” to challenge the repressive Roman Catholic Church of his time.
Join the Book Club in Simmerman Lounge on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Sistine Secrets.
While supplies last, books from the public library’s book discussion set are available for check-out in the church office. You may also borrow, download or purchase the book on your own, or contact a Book Club member to share a book. Then join the Book Club members on April 3 for fellowship and discussion For more information about the Book Club, contact Jan Davison.
ABOUT THE CLUB
The Westminster Book Club began years ago as one of the adult classes on Wednesday evenings. The Book Club continues to meet during Faith Formation on the first Wednesday of each month, but it doesn't end when the program year ends -- the Book Club meets year-round. The group, which currently has about 15-20 active members, gathers at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.
Books from the Public Library's Book Discussion sets are used, however, readers are also welcome to download, borrow or purchase the books on their own. Book selections include non-fiction, fiction, memoirs, historical novels, biographies and more.
Book Club members enjoy lively discussion while strengthening the bonds of fellowship and friendship. All readers are welcome!
For more information, contact Jan Davison