We'll be discussing God on Trial: Landmark Cases from America's Religious Battlefields by Peter Irons (nonfiction - history):
As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in The Courage of Their Convictions, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America's growing religious wars
Available on Amazon or through Sac Library (library hardcover has a slightly different subtitle but it's the same book).
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 in the separate room off to the left when you come in 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.