Church of the Good Shepherd

The Anglo-Catholic Parish of the Episcopal Diocese Of Upper South Carolina

ECW’s Book for the Summer!

The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Book Club will discuss Newton & Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace by Jody Hedlund in June and August.

All women at Good Shepherd are encouraged to drop by and participate in the discussion. No need to RSVP. No need to read the book. Come check us out!

Newton & Polly book cover.

All women at Good Shepherd are encouraged to drop by and participate in the discussion. No need to RSVP. No need to read the book. Come check us out!

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found…

Now remembered as the author of the world’s most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father—until the night he hears Polly Catlett’s enchanting voice, caroling. He’s immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.

An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John’s reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever.

Step back through the pages of history, to uncover the true story behind a song that continues to stir the hearts and ignite the faith of millions around the globe.

Copies are available for sale in the parish hall or can be ordered from Amazon.

Discussion Schedule (9am – 10:30 am in the education building)

June 11, 2017Chapters 1 to 14
July 9, 2017No meeting
August 13, 2017Chapters 15 to 27

Upcoming books:

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow
America’s Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America by Bruce Feiler
Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Love Amid the Ashes [Job’s story brought to life] by Mesu Andrews

Contact  Yvonne Danford at 608-7653(c), 936-4453(w) or email to YvonneDanford@scfbins.com for more information.