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Which book should we start reading on Monday, August 20th?

Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
0 (0%)
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
1 (33.3%)
In Greene Pastures, a novel by Kendra Norman Bellamy
0 (0%)
Any book is fine with me.
2 (66.7%)

Total Members Voted: 3

Voting closed: August 17, 2012, 01:29:24 PM

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Offline LaylaMonroe

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Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« on: August 08, 2012, 01:28:51 PM »
I think it's a crying shame we let the entire summer go by without doing a single book together.

Well, we still have a little over a month to go before it's over, so let's pick a book! NOW!!!

The floor is open for suggestions (but please don't make more than 2 suggestions *glances quickly at BLY* lol).

We can do a good novel (Christian or secular fiction, doesn't matter to me) or a good Christian living/non-fiction book. It's up to y'all... let's read.... TOGETHER!
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 01:33:34 PM »
I'm up reading.....

Shocking, I know.
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 01:33:59 PM »
*Up for reading*
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 04:32:00 PM »
Mere Christianity (what we originally discussed)

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 08:24:14 PM »
Mere Christianity (what we originally discussed)

What is that about?

I think I'll be down for it since I downloaded the Kindle App.
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 08:47:39 PM »
What is that about?

I think I'll be down for it since I downloaded the Kindle App.

I haven't read it but I've heard that it's basically a Christian apologist book. It's a good book if you're wanting to defend the faith.

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 08:53:33 PM »
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 06:50:21 AM »
I'm down.

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 08:23:45 AM »
I'm not sure if Mere Christianity will work for me. Pros: its free. Cons: its written decades ago, which will make it a pretty tough read for me (in terms of the language and flow).
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 04:50:28 PM »
How about Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster? It's considered one of the greatest books written on spiritual formation. I also like TJ's idea of Explicit Gospel.

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2012, 01:27:31 PM »
I just read the reviews and summary on Celebration of Discipline. I think it'll make a great discussion book as it has a lot of points to debate and learn/grow from.

I'm down for either Celebration or Explicit Gospel. To cover a wider span, I'll also throw in a novel. I'm recommending In Greene Pastures by Kendra Norman Bellamy. She is a favorite author of Christian book clubs and a phenomenal writer. This book is the first in her Sheldon Height series (I think there are 4 or 5 of them in the series), and was a best seller with great reviews in Christian publications and among Christian audiences. I haven't read it but it appears to be a typical suspense novel (pastor was killed in a car accident, his daughter and her friend [probably a love interest plot] who owns the local newspaper try to get to the bottom of it, as the daughter suspects it wasn't an accident).

I'm also interested in both books you guys recommended. I'd like to read them both. Maybe we can do one after the other. I'm gonna add a poll to this thread and we'll vote on which to do first.
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2012, 01:30:08 PM »
PLEASE VOTE IN THE POLL!!!
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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 12:01:12 AM »
so what did you guys read?

if nothing was chosen maybe after RJ does bible study i can lead a book discussion about one of the chapters from one of the books above

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 07:22:11 PM »
so what did you guys read?

if nothing was chosen maybe after RJ does bible study i can lead a book discussion about one of the chapters from one of the books above

We never did anything (excuse the grammar).

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 10:16:24 PM »
looks like the celebration book has the most votes with ... 1

the other two votes said any book is good so

celebration can have all three votes right? LOL

i'm going to see if my public library has the book

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2012, 09:35:55 AM »
oh yeah my library (i love my library) ... i should make a t-shirt that says that anyway

my library has the book... any suggestions on a particular day to start? i'm thinking maybe Oct 1st then by mid October we can host a google hang out to talk about the golden nuggets we discovered

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012, 01:25:09 PM »
oh yeah my library (i love my library) ... i should make a t-shirt that says that anyway

my library has the book... any suggestions on a particular day to start? i'm thinking maybe Oct 1st then by mid October we can host a google hang out to talk about the golden nuggets we discovered

Great idea!

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Re: Seriously, Book Clubbers???
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2012, 11:39:40 PM »
went to the library and couldn't remember the title smh
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