Book Discussion

Next Book Discussion: Sunday, June 5, 12:30 P.M.
Bring a boxed lunch

Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin

When paramedics find a malnourished six-year-old boy near a burning car that holds a dead woman, they wonder who he is – and why he won’t speak. From the New York Times best-selling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a story of self-discovery, healing, and hope.

On a stifling summer day, an old Chevy Impala ignored the warning signals and was annihilated by the oncoming train. What no one realized until much later was that the driver had paused just before entering the tracks and kicked a small boy out of the car. A small boy with broken glasses who is clutching a notebook with all his might…but who never speaks.

Chase Walker was one of the lucky ones. He was in foster care as a child, but he finally ended up with a family who loved him and cared for him. Now, as a journalist for the local paper, he’s moved on and put the past behind him. But when he’s assigned the story of this young boy, painful, haunting questions about his own childhood begin to rise to the surface.

And as Chase Walker discovers, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive – and as magical – as chasing fireflies on a summer night.


Our Book Discussion Group meets four to five times a year at the church. 

Books are selected by a committee based on recommendations from its members.  All submissions are welcome.  Discussions last from one to two hours.  Notifications of upcoming book discussions are emailed to those on our contact list, to be added to the list – send your email address to Pat Grill ([email protected]).

Whether you read the entire book, make it partway through, or did not have time to read it, everyone is welcome to join us for a lively discussion. 


For more information about our Adult Education Programs contact Pat Grill, Assistant Minister of Adult Education at [email protected] or 732-349-1331 x245.