Book Club

C.S. Lewis famously prescribed, “It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones.” In each issue of Knowing & Doing, we hope to feature one great old book that we know will provide valuable reading for those who want to deepen their faith and connect to a long tradition of thoughtful devotion.

As a young man, Lewis observed in a letter to a friend, “When one has read a book, I think there is nothing so nice as discussing it with some one else …” Years later, Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others would gather regularly at The Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford for discussions of great ideas, books they were currently writing, and many other stimulating topics that weren’t often discussed in other settings.

We hope that by encouraging the reading of great “old books”, and facilitating a community experience of lively online discussion of those books with others, this book club will help stimulate spiritual growth and powerful discipleship of heart and mind.

A Book Observed is a self paced online 'old book' club where members can read the book and join the discussion threads at their own pace. Each book discussion lasts three months.

We encourage people to comment and ask questions associated with the topic. Occasionally some of our senior teaching staff will join in the discussion to help answer questions as well.

 

 

Current book: Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards

Runtime: September - December

 

To join please follow the link below and signup for an account on GoodReads and join the book club.

Once you have signed up you can access the group at any point from the GoodReads page by going to the "Community" tab on the top navigation bar and clicking "Groups"

 
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