Reading Groups

The Wade Center regularly runs book discussion groups. The Winter/Spring book groups are described below.


Reading at the Wade

Saturday mornings

This book discussion group, facilitated by Dr. Rolland Hein (professor emeritus of English at Wheaton College), meets at the Wade Center on Saturday mornings from 10:00am - 11:00am during the school year. This spring the group runs Saturdays January 11 through April 12 and will discuss On Stories and Other Essays by C.S. Lewis, What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald, and Four Sacred Plays by Dorothy L. Sayers.  A syllabus for the group and bookstore coupon are posted below.  Weekly recordings of the discussions are available .

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Audio recordings of the Wade Center's Saturday morning reading group discussions are free and available for download


Classics Reading Group

Wednesday afternoons

The Wade Center also hosts a Classics Reading Group on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00pm - 3:00pm during the school year. Also led by Dr. Rolland Hein, this book discussion group explores books beyond those written by the Wade Center's seven authors. The group will meet Wednesdays January 8 through April 9. The texts for reading and discussion are: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read by Richard Foster and others, and A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor, Collected Works by Flannery O'Connor, and Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. A syllabus for the group and bookstore coupon are posted below.

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Both reading groups are free and open to anyone who would like to participate, but sign-up is required due to space considerations. To sign up, or for more information, contact the Wade Center front desk at 630-752-5908 or at


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