Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vital Signs' Book It! Discussions -- You Oughta' Get In On This.

Earlier this week we had a terrific Book It! discussion over here (with the carpet finally in, we had moved our living room furniture back where it belonged) as we discussed C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, his classic investigation of spiritual warfare, virtue, perseverance, prayer and so much more.

One of my all-time favorites, I have probably read The Screwtape Letters a dozen times in the last 39 years and referred to it in bits and pieces a whole lot more. But among the treasures of discussing books with trusted friends are, if not completely new discoveries, at least deepened understanding of the lessons and fresh challenges to apply them more consistently.

We had a great time: Allen and Cindy, John, Quint, Chet, Linda, Matt, Claire and I. And we'd sure love for you to join us for the next discussion. The next meeting won't be until after Christmas but you might want to get started on the book pretty soon. It was first suggested by Cindy but confirmed by several others now who have heard or read glowing reports about it. The book is The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. Written by Amity Shlaes, it's now available in a fairly inexpensive paperback copy.

To tease your interest, let me link you here to a review of the book by Jonah Goldberg and then over here at NRO's Uncommon Knowledge is the first of Peter Robinson's 5-part interview of Amity Shlaes. (The rest are there too.)

If you're interested on joining us for a Book It! evening, please zip us a line and let us know.