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Monday, March 16, 2015

April 9th Peggy Is Our Discussion Leader For "When I Was A Child I Read Books"

Peggy proposed Marilynne Robinson's book of essays, When I Was a Child I Read Books, and will lead us in our discussion on April 9th.  As usual I looked on-line for some discussion of the book and found:   

In this lucid but impassioned collection, Robinson expands with renewed vigor the themes that have preoccupied her work. When I Was a Child I Read Books tackles the charged political and social climate in this country, the deeply embedded role of generosity in Christian faith, and the nature of individualism and the myth of the American West. 

That's just one very brief summary.  So check out this book of essays and pick a few that you really liked so you can share your discoveries and insights with the rest of us when you come to the meeting on April 9th at the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble from 7:30 p.m. to around 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Going Forward Through 2015 Here Is Our Schedule

The Balance of the Schedule for 2015
April 9: Peggy will be our discussion leader for When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays by Marilynne Robinson.
May 14: Theme: Your favorite essay from God In The Dock (pick one and give us 5-10 minutes on why it is your favorite)
June 11: Theme:  What drew you to C.S. Lewis? (share for 5-10 minutes)
July 9: Theme:  What is your favorite book from the Chronicles of Narnia (share for 5-10 minutes)
August 13: Theme: C.S. Lewis on Free Will (any Lewis source: share 5-10 minutes)
September 10: Stephen will be our discussion leader for Surprised by Joy
October 8: Theme: C.S. Lewis on Education (any Lewis source: share 5-10 minutes)
November 12: Theme: the essay On the Reading of Old Books the introduction C.S. Lewis wrote to Sr. Penelope's translation of Athanasius: On the Incarnation available on the internet in its entirety at  The introduction is five pages long.  Come and share on either the introduction or Sr. Penelope's translation (5-10 min. or so)
December TBD: Christmas Planning Party: Stephen has volunteered to host again.  How wonderful is that?  I don't see how he can outdo himself, but I'm up to see him try.