"Poisonwood Bible" Discussion–Looking Ahead!

"Poisonwood Bible" Discussion–Looking Ahead!

Later this year the Adult Forum will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, The Poisonwood Bible. It’s a long book (nearly 700 pages!), so we’re giving you ample time to start reading now before the discussion on Sunday, May 22! You can probably borrow a copy at your local library, or pick up a used copy from Amazon or another used book vendor. We also have a small number of copies available at church; contact Mindy for more info.

Here’s a description from the back cover:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.  They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it–from garden seeds to Scripture–is calamitously transformed on African soil.  What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in post colonial Africa.  The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo’s fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy.

Happy reading!