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Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group Message Board › New Meetup: Little Canada Book Club - "The Unlikely Disciple" by Kevin Roose

New Meetup: Little Canada Book Club - "The Unlikely Disciple" by Kevin Roose

Patricia M.
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Saint Paul, MN
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: Little Canada Book Club - "The Unlikely Disciple" by Kevin Roose
When: Sunday, July 10, 2011 1:00 PM

Where: Caribou Coffee
3354 Rice St
Little Canada, MN 55126
651-481-7137

For our July meeting we will be discussing the book "The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University" by Kevin Roose.

From Publishers Weekly
In what could be described as religious gonzo journalism, Roose documents his experiences as a student for a semester at Liberty University, the largest Christian fundamentalist university in the United States. Coming from progressive Brown University, the author admits that the transition to Liberty, with its iron-clad attempts at controlling student behavior, came with much anxiety. He trains himself to control his foul language and even begins to pray and study the Bible regularly, much to the bewilderment of his liberal Quaker parents. He suffers his way through a course debunking evolution, but finds enjoyment in a Scripture class. Roose may be young—he's a 19-year-old college sophomore—but he writes like a seasoned veteran and obviously enjoys his work. He quickly makes friends at Liberty, but is naïvely stunned and not a little disgusted by their antigay rhetoric. School founder Rev. Jerry Falwell granted Roose an interview for the student newspaper shortly before the famous evangelical's death in May 2007. "Complicated" is how Roose describes Falwell, which is a good descriptor for his undercover student experience. (Mar.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover­ edition.

Our upcoming books are:
August: "­City of Truth" by James Morrow
September: "­Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" by Jared Diamond




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