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Our book discussions last for 2 or 3 months each and are staggered so new book discussions are starting every month. You'll find all the information you need directly below: book titles, authors, genres, start and end dates for discussions, and links to the discussion forums. Try to buy or borrow your books early so you're ready for the discussions as soon as they begin. Author interviews or live chats may be scheduled for each book. • SUGGEST A NON-FICTION BOOK   • SUGGEST A FICTION BOOK
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Demon-Haunted World:
Science As a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan with Ann Druyan

We're discussing this a 2nd time!
#136: Feb. & Mar. 2015
And #3: August 2002
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright

#137: May, June & July 2015
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The Post-American World: Release 2.0
Fareed Zakaria

#140: Aug., Sept. & Oct. 2015
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Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser
Guy P. Harrison

#141: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2015
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King Henry IV, Part 1
(Arden Shakespeare: Third Series)
William Shakespeare
Edited by David Scott Kastan

#135: Dec. 2014 & Jan. 2015
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Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes

#138: June, July & Aug. 2015
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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel
Harper Lee

#139: Aug., Sept. & Oct. 2015
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The Martian
Andy Weir
Discussion of the book AND movie!

#142: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2015
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Will teaching your children about "grandmother fish" make them more loving and caring adults? 

Religion has been an integral aspect of fostering social growth and cohesion.
Christianity in particular teaches selflessness, altruistic behavior, forgiveness, and unconditional love.
What evidence is there that proves teaching children their grandmother was a fish will be just as beneficial to society as religion has?

Would you pick this book as one of your child's first? ... -evolution

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2015 Cleveland Christian Home Christmas Giving


Anonymous- $50.00
Interbane- $30.00
Robert Tulip- $40.00
Geo - $50.00
DWill - $50.00
Dexter - $30.00
Chris O'Connor - $50.00
Total Donations: $300.00

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