Sabbath Rest Book Talk/Open Book July & August 2017

Guys, we have so much going on this SRBT. Don’t miss out!

Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!


The aforementioned Carolyn also joins me and Rebecca Willen every month for Sabbath Rest Book Talk.  Well, most months.  Read on to meet our newest co-hostess with the co-mostest!

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: a monthly live interactive event where we talk about the value of fiction in developing compassion, empathy, and healthy relationships

Our next SRBT will be Sunday, July 9 at 7pm Eastern Time. What are we reading?

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction is Good For You!

Adult Book: Fight for Liberty by Theresa Linden

YA Book: Bright Candles: A Novel of the Danish Resistance by Nathaniel Benchley

Children’s/Readaloud: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction Is Good For You! Meet co-host Cathy Gilmore of VirtueWorks, Inc.

Cathy Gilmore

Also, since Rebecca needs a month off for travel, we are excited and honored to have Cathy Gilmore of VirtueWorks Media, Inc. join us for July’s SRBT! Virtueworks Media is the ministry that works to make virtue the new standard in entertainment.  You can see why Cathy is a great fit for SRBT, right? Join us July 9 and help Carolyn and me give her a warm SRBT welcome!

Want more? You will just have to watch this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk.


Plus, click here to check out our


It’s a list! On Goodreads! Vote for books we’ve already featured and add any books you think we should discuss in the future!

Remember, all SRBTs here on out, I’ll continue announcing the book selections and focus ahead of time, so you can read along and join the discussion a little more easily and thoughtfully. Voila, for August:

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction Is Good For You! Join us for August 2017, and we'll talk about how these books show us what we humans can learn about growing up.

Adult Book: Soulless Creatures by Katharine Grubb

YA Book: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Children’s/Readaloud: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

That’s it for July! While we’re here, gentle reminder: To keep on top of each month’s SRBT selections, do sign up for my monthly newsletter. For notifications that each month’s SRBT is available for viewing/listening, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

What’s your #OpenBook?

Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction is Good For You! Join our conversation on how fiction teaches us the value of revolution (July 2017)

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