Why Read Books?

Posted by Jason Wolin on

In cooperation with some now very good friends, I started the FCBC book club four years ago and collectively we have read 44 books, 44 books that otherwise would have gone unread. In fact the single criteria that has been the dominating governing force in book selection is quite simply this: I would never read this on my own, but I should.
 
We have courageously waded through difficult history works, laughingly stumbled through impossible prose, and stubbornly plowed through many classics. Forcing ourselves deep into difficult but rich text has produced it's wonderful effect - meaningful discussions around truth and things that matter! It has been our joy to allow the Christian worldview to make sense of history and delight in the human story. A personal thank you is due to my comrades who have filled me with so much of their wisdom, insight and wit!
 
Would you consider joining us for all, part or even just one of this year's planned readings? May God bless you in 2018! 
FCBC Book Club meets at the church on the second Monday of the month at noon.
2018 Book List & Meeting Dates:
January - A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens - meeting February 12th
February - Endurance, by Alfred Lansing - meeting March 12th
March - The Confessions of St. Augustine and The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis - meeting April 9th
April - The Fabric of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene - meeting May 14th
May - The Mind of the Maker, by Dorothy Sayers - meeting June 11th 
June - Prayer for Beginners, by Peter Kreeft - meeting July 9th
July - Pride and Prejudice - first half, by Jane Austen - meeting August 13th
August - Pride and Prejudice - second half, by Jane Austen - meeting September 10th
September - The Last Days of Socrates, by Plato - meeting October 8th
October - The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis - meeting November 12th
November - From Dawn to Decadence - Part 2by Jaques Barzun - Note:  To be read in four parts one part every year for four years - meeting December 10th
December - Enjoy the Holidays!