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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Reading to Know Bookclub :: January 2012

Reading to Know - Book Club


Yup! You got it! It's time to get this show on the road as well. (The 2012 Reading to Know Online Bookclub will run simultaneously with other challenges, such as the Lucy Maud Montgomery Challenge which got underway yesterday.)

This month, for our bookclub, we're reading Beyond Opinion, by Ravi Zacharias.



Sky will be leading the discussion for this book, as it is her pick. Here's a quick blurb from her on this particular read:

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I chose Beyond Opinion, by Ravi Zacharias because I've been meaning to read it and I know that once I start, it will require dog-earing, highlighting and underlining. I will be going back over passages and re-reading many paragraphs and being held accountable by the book club, which will help me persevere!

Zacharias didn't actually write the whole book; the chapters are by different people. I flipped to the back of the book and read "About the Contributors" to help me understand each person better as I read.

I have read several RZ books. Jesus Among Other Gods is my favorite so far.

I am eager to get started and will be posting on a regular basis on my book blog: Peace, Love and Books.

An excerpt from RZ:

"My prayer is that you will be blessed and equipped as you study these pages. This may not be a "read-through" book that can be absorbed in a single sitting. But I suggest to you that is is a "must-read" book for our times."


Welcome New Year! Let's read!

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You have until Friday, January 27th to read this book. At that time I will post the concluding post for the month of January. On the 27th you will be invited to link up your post/share your thoughts on this title. I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say about this one at the end of the month!

Just a reminder, feel free to pick and choose which months you would like to participate with this bookclub. You are not obligated to read along with the group every single month. Not every title will appeal to every person all year long. Just do the best you can and read as many as you like. We look forward to discussing each individual monthly title with you on the last Friday of every month. Hope you'll "play along" with us every now and again through 2012!

February's title: Running Away to Home, by Jennifer Wilson

7 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I'm about 4 or 5 chapters in and learning a lot! This is one I probably would've never gotten around to reading on my own, so thanks, Carrie and Sky!

Carrie said...

I have yet to start it but plan to by next week at the latest. I was glad to see your earlier comments on it, Amy, so that I would know to devote some brain cells to it! ;D

Glad you picked it, Sky! I've always liked Zacharias but its been awhile since I've read one of his books. Looking forward to digging in!

Caniad said...

If only I had the time -- this would have been a great addition to my January reading! I might join in with the book club choice during a later month.

Stephanie said...

He makes me think which makes my head hurt. So I'm sticking with Montgomery this month. :) But I look forward to reading what everyone else learns.

Shonya said...

I have it--in my book bag along with two other books I'm reading right now! Haven't started it yet, but will by this weekend. Fun, fun--love a challenge!

Janet said...

This looks really interesting. I find myself hungry for challenging reads about "the faith" these days, so I'm going to try to look this one up.

Sky said...

I am enjoying the brain calisthenics, I must say! Its very interesting to learn more about various stances. I am in Chapter 3 now....

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