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. Join us 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 Summer Book Review Dates
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, and book review at 11:00 am in the chapel. 

June 28: Matt Matthews, WWII Footsteps of my Father
Ralph Webster, A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other 

July 19: Jon Decker, Golf is My Life: Glorifying God through the Game

August 30: Anne Poarch, FLIGHT: of butterflies and robins and other winged dreams 

More details and book covers coming soon!

2017 Summer Book Review | Volunteers Needed
The organizers of the Summer Book Review Series are seeking help for the 2017 event.  Event assistance is needed in the following areas: book selection, advertising, and event planning.  If you are interested in supporting the program please contact Anne Poarch for more information.  

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 
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