Book Group 23/24

Book Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 – 8.30pm.

This year we’ll continue to meander together through Rebecca McLaughlin’s stimulating book, Confronting Christianity, interspersing this with some fiction, with a view to hearing the stories there in light of God’s grand, overarching story in the Bible.

If you’d welcome the chance to think through some of today’s big issues in the company of others, this book group could be for you. Current age range is 20-something to 60-something – all ages are welcome!

If interested in joining the group, speak to Rob.

Programme 2023-24

12th Sept – Confronting Christianity: Chapter 5 – Doesn’t Religion Cause Violence?

11th Oct – Narnia: Lion, Witch & Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis

8th Nov –  Confronting Christianity: Chapter 6 – How Can You Take the Bible Literally?

13th Dec – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

10th Jan –  Confronting Christianity: Chapter 7- Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity?

7th Feb – Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman

13th Mar –  Confronting Christianity: Chapter 8 – Doesn’t Christianity Denigrate Women?

10th Apr – The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

8th May  –  Confronting Christianity: Chapter 9 &10 – Isn’t Christianity Homophobic?

12th June – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J. K. Rowling

About Confronting Christianity:

Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea–challenging some of their deepest beliefs.

Channelling state-of-the-art research, personal stories, and careful biblical study, Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world’s best hope.

More information available here (including a video introduction and sample from the book).

Compelling reading, not only because of its intellectual rigor but also because of its honest, empathetic humanity.

John Lennox


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