Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Prologue: The Brothers by Chris Stewart

We had a great discussion last night about Chris Stewart's The Great and Terrible Vol. 1 - Prologue: The Brothers.  We all felt that it was a book we enjoyed.  Some readers took issue with a few points of doctrine, but that didn't make anyone feel that it was not a book worth reading.  Most of all we enjoyed how this book made us think.  For many of our readers this book caused us to reflect on what promises we may have made in our life before earth and how we are living up to our promises now.  We thought of how meaningful it is that we have been given the responsibility of raising our own children and what their missions might be.

Most of our readers expressed a desire to read on in the series, in fact some have already read multiple books in the series.  We were interested to know what the prologue really has to do with the characters we came to know in this book.  We enjoyed getting to know the characters introduced in this book and to know their pre-earth stories.

Along with a great discussion we were treated to a delicious Apple Crisp served with whipped cream.  Thanks to everyone for coming!  Dacia's choice for our next read is: The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis - get ready for a fun meeting in November!

Here's Carrie's recipe for Apple Crisp - It's from her mom and is written in mom fashion!

Apple crisp....I peel the apples and put them in the baking dish (editor's note:  I noticed Carrie used a 9 x 13 glass baking dish)  so I know I have enough.  Then I put them in a bowl big enough to mix in.  Zest one lemon....if it is big only use half.  Add about 1/3 cup sugar and cinn and nutmeg to taste.  Dash of salt.  Put back into baking dish.  I used 2/3 cup flour, brown sugar and oats.  1/2 c soften butter.  Mix together and spread on top of apples with fingers.  Bake 350 until the apples are the softness you want.  I left mine a bit crisp...about 35 minutes.  Test with a tooth pick.  Serve with nothing, ice cream, whipping cream, milk or use your imagination!