Summer Book Reviews

Reveille UMC
Celebrating Books & Authors for More Than 50 Years
Reveille UMC summer book reviews have been a popular tradition for over 50 years. You are invited to meet acclaimed authors as they discuss and sign their books. Book reviews begin with a reception in the church welcome center, followed by an author talk in the chapel. A book signing follows each talk.

2017 Dates for Summer Book Reviews
Join us this summer for an exciting line up of authors during Reveille’s Summer Book Review Series. All events are on Wednesdays, with a reception at 10:30 am in the welcome center, a book review at 11:00 am in the chapel, and a book signing following each talk. 

Reveille’s Summer Book Reviews are free of charge and open to the public. Child care is available for ages 4 and under.  Reservations are required for child care, please contact Amy Brown for arrangements. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other
A chilling account of one family as they flee the German Third Reich to save their lives.   
Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards Nominee for Memoir and Autobiography




WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
Golf is My Life: Glorifying God through the Game
 Jon shares amazing life stories of being led by God to be a golf teaching professional for the game that he loves. 






WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
FLIGHT: Of Butterflies and Robins and Other Winged Dreams
By Anne Poarch, Reveille UMC Member
 A collection poems chronicling the voice of a young woman reawakening her heart and soul to the beauty of God's natural world. 





2016 Summer Book Review Series
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Summer Book Reviews in 2016. 
Wednesday, June 22 
Music Of A Thousand Hammers:  Inside Habitat for Humanity 
by 
Paul Leonard
Former Habitat for Humanity CEO Paul Leonard provides an insider’s glimpse of an organization founded upon the belief that it is morally and socially unacceptable for any human being not to have a simple decent place to sleep at night.

Tuesday, July 26
Redemption Road 
by John Hart
A literary thriller by the only author to have won back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel.

Wednesday, August 24
Finding Thalhimers 
by Elizabeth Smartt
The story of five generations of Richmond’s Thalhimer family, who grew a modest dry goods shop into a 26-store chain. 

2015 Summer Book Review Series
June 24     Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening  by Carol Wall      See event photos
July 22     Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green  See event photos 
August 26     Children of the Streets of Richmond, 1865-1920 by Harry M. Ward