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Book Club: Religious Literacy

We'll be discussing Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't by Stephen Prothero (nonfiction - religion).

Many believe that America's descent into religious illiteracy was the doing of activist judges and secularists hell-bent on banishing religion from the public square. Prothero reveals that this is a profound misunderstanding. "In one of the great ironies of American religious history," Prothero writes, "it was the nation's most fervent people of faith who steered us down the road to religious illiteracy. Just how that happened is one of the stories this book has to tell."

Available on Amazon, Thriftbooks (used books, free shipping) or through Sac Library.

Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!

About the Venue
The Coffee Garden is a little coffee shop just off Broadway and 99. If the weather's nice, we're probably in the big table in the garden through the back door. Otherwise we're on the couches right inside the front door.

They serve all sorts of coffees and drinks, sodas, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads perfect for dinner if you choose. They appreciate it if you at least buy a drink/pastry.

Please be courteous and do not bring outside food or drinks.

About the Book Club
We're glad to have you join us - if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn't finish the book. If you're a newcomer, get a head start on the book for next month by looking at the calendar!

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  • Brooke

    I started a Facebook discussion group if you'd like to talk further about this book or anything else!

    March 20, 2014

  • Rae H.

    I really enjoyed hanging out with you all. It's always a good time with Sac Fanians : )

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Rae H.

    I agree Tony....Great job Brooke.

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Tony G.

    As usual, a great group of people discussing a really insightful group. Brooke's preparation and just plain smarts gives us all a lot to think about.

    2 · March 17, 2014

  • Tony G.

    Book may have been "sucky," but I learned a lot! Chapter 6, "A Dictionary of Religious Literacy" was the BEST part for me. Check it out.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Tony G.

    Crap! Now I'm running behind... I'll be there by 6:45 or so.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Brooke

    I would love everybody to take the Religious Literacy Quiz in this book & compare scores. NO CHEATING. I got a 35 (I forgot half the commandments!)

    2 · February 28, 2014

    • Brooke

      Actually it's a 70 on his grading scale, which is a C.

      February 28, 2014

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