Church of the Good Shepherd

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

ECW’s Book Club Book

You’re invited to join the ECW Book Club to discuss Godsmacked: A Souljourner’s Guide to the Heart of God

The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Book Club will discuss Godsmacked: A Souljourner’s Guide to the Heart of God by Wendell Burton in May.

Godsmacked 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!

In the fall of 1973 a young Hollywood actor leaves behind his career and celebrity, embarking on a spiritual quest to the exotic, beautiful and seductive land of India, journal in hand. The trip is a culmination of three years of intense self-examination and spiritual exploration that has taken him through a maze of religions and new age sects.

He travels the sub-continent from one end to the other with his mentor and other fellow seekers, encountering along the way many famous and not so famous mystics, swamis and gurus, including Satya Sai Baba, the miracle worker and avatar, worshiped as God incarnate by millions. And, oddly enough, he frequently runs into Christians who witness to him about Jesus. Although unappreciative of their intrusions, he is nevertheless reminded of his childhood faith and begins reading a Gideon bible to find out more about Jesus.

When the pilgrimage ends he returns to Hollywood with a deep sense of disappointment, feeling like he has been to the edge of the world to find God and truth, only to come home empty handed and unchanged. Then, through a simple invitation to a small Bible study in the Hollywood Hills, he is reintroduced to Jesus and surrenders his life to Him.

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)

May 14, 2017Chapters 1 to 14

Upcoming books:

Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace by Jody Hedlund
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
Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow

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