A book club for women.
The Shared Shelf is a book club for women through FAC, meeting every 3rd month* to discuss a non-fiction (and an occasional fiction) book written by a female author, either Christian or secular. The vision for this group is to offer a safe place to build critical biblical thinking as a filter for the information we take in, to ask hard questions of each other, and the authors whose books we’ll read.
Every 3rd week of the month (no meetings in June, July, August, or December). Please have the book read before our next discussion date to participate:
January 17, 2024
7:00-8:30 pm, Meeting Place 1, FAC Deerfoot Campus*
Please register online for location details.
*PLEASE NOTE: If the weather is inclimate, we’ll move the meeting online only.
There’s no cost, but you’ll need to source your own copy of the book.
Book: Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga (Themes: indigenous social conditions and struggles, Canada)
Overview: Over the span of 11 years, 7 Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were hundreds of kilometres away from their families, forced to leave home because there was no adequate high school on their reserves. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning author Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.
“By wisdom the Lord founded the earth;.
by understanding he created the heavens.
By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth,
and the dew settles beneath the night sky.
My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.
Hang on to them,
for they will refresh your soul.
They are like jewels on a necklace.
They keep you safe on your way,
and your feet will not stumble.”
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