Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Circles of Peace Book Club.

The Circles of Peace Book Club will meet for the first time on Sunday, February 6th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. The Book Club is an opportunity for persons of different religious faiths and denominations to meet as friends and discuss books with an eye to peace and nonviolence. We are not attempting to teach a doctrine but rather to explore these ideas and beliefs with fellow human beings.

The first book we will read together will be The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church by Gregory Boyd. John Cooper has already purchased 25 copies of this book for a discount, and copies will be available at our first meeting. You can leave a donation for the book at the meeting, if you so desire OR you can purchase your own copy online from Amazon.

For those who prefer audiobooks, you can participate in this book club by downloading The Myth of a Christian Nation and listening to a chapter every month. The audiobook can be purchased for about $7.00 online at the AudiobookStore.

At the first meeting, we will introduce ourselves, enjoy light snacks, and explore the ideas of peace and nonviolence as we understand them. By the second meeting, we will be ready to discuss the first chapter of the book. We will try to meet monthly and discuss a chapter or two per month.

In keeping with a democratic spirit, the Book Club will have a different discussion leader every month. If you would like to lead a discussion, please let us know. We welcome discussion leaders.

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