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CCUCC Book Group

Tuesdays at 6:15 in The Fireside Room at CCUCC

Join with other participants and friends of CCUCC as we gather weekly to discuss, question, and learn with one another.  No subject is off the table with this group, but we do read books that talk about things that seem relevant to our lives and can be related to our faith.

Our next great read is The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, by Diane Ackerman (Norton, 2014, 352 p.)

Ackerman is a poet, naturalist, and has a sharp scientific mind.  In her latest book, she tackles the question of how humans have shaped the world.  What marks have we left, for better or for worse, on the whole of life on earth?  Although she doesn’t write from a faith perspective, she leads with wonder and sees what is possible, even in the midst of the sometimes destructive results of human agency.  At this crucial time in human history, Ackerman’s presentation of our power to change our world is refreshing and possibly life-saving.  Her theme certainly brings up questions of faith:  what does it mean that we are left as “stewards of creation”; how does our power to change mesh with our faithful understanding that God is working in the world for good?

Reviews:  Kirkus, NYTimes, Washington Post

We’ll gather on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:15 in the Fireside Room at the church, but won’t begin discussing the book until after we receive them and have time to do some reading (probably not until early October). So, you can start in anytime.

Book cost (if you want me to order one for you) is approximately $22.00.  I know this cost is high, so talk to me if the cost is making you reluctant to participate.

Sign-up on the table in the narthex at church or below if you’d like to be part of this group.  As always, everyone is welcome, so invite anyone you think might be interested.

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