Church of the Good Shepherd

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

ECW’s Book Club

You’re invited to join the ECW Book Club
for a discussion of The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

Please join the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Book Club on Sunday, June 10 at 9 am, for a discussion of The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. No need to RSVP. No need to read the book. Come join us!

The Girl With Seven Names book cover.

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realize that she had been brainwashed her entire life.

At age seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.

Hyeonseo Lee grew up in North Korea but escaped to China in 1997. In 2008, after more than 10 years there, she came to Seoul, South Korea, where she struggled to adjust to life in the bustling city. She is a regular speaker on the international stage fostering human rights and awareness of the plight of North Koreans. Her TED talk has been viewed over 13 million times.

Copies of The Girl with Seven Names 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 10, 2018Chapters 1 to 53

Upcoming books:

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
Angels on Earth: Inspiring Real-Life Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Kindness by Laura Schroff
Miracle on Voodoo Mountain: A Young Woman's Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti by Megan Boudreaux
Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way by Jimmy Wayne
He Walks Among Us: Encounters with Christ in a Broken World by Richard Stearns
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi (The Amish Bishop Mysteries) by Vanetta Chapman

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