Introducing the BioLogos Book Club
Picture a living room of comfy sofas. There stands a coffee table holding assorted mugs and a plate of tasty cookies. Once you’ve kicked off your shoes and tucked your feet under you, the leader picks up The Language of God and give a brief overview of the book and its author, Dr. Francis Collins. Then, as spoons clink and bodies shift to get comfortable, the discussion begins.
Beginning in Spring 2014, you can join the discussion as the entire BioLogos community gathers around a single book in our new BioLogos Book Club. Every six months, a new book will be chosen by our team. The BioLogos Book Club will highlight books filled with rich theological insights and compelling scientific evidence to stimulate our thinking on some of the most pressing topics in science and Christian faith. We encourage you, our newsletter readers, to recommend these books for use by groups in your own circles, whether a campus discussion group, an adult Sunday school class, an existing book club, or a new group you organize. Our prayer is that these book club discussions will provide a safe haven to ask questions and to celebrate the harmony of great science and biblical faith.
We’re kicking off our book club this Spring with the book that started it all: Francis Collins’ best-selling The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. BioLogos will provide a discussion guide to support group leaders, and a flexible reading schedule for dividing the book into sessions. Whether your group meets weekly, monthly, or only once, you'll find resources to enhance your discussion and material for digging deeper into particular topics. BioLogos will also be creating a virtual coffeehouse where you can share your thoughts and read insights from others throughout the BioLogos community.
Connect with BioLogos in a new way by joining the community-wide discussion. Watch for our next newsletter for further information on how you can be a part of this new journey with us.
Also, the book club will be synchronized with our new BioLogos Partners Program, launched last month. Partners are those who commit to monthly automated giving to sustain the work of BioLogos. To express our thanks for their loyal support, partners receive exclusive benefits including early access to book club updates; partners who commit to at least $20/month giving will receive a free copy of the BioLogos Book Club book every 6 months. We have been blessed by the support we've seen in just the first month from those who want to faithfully support BioLogos. Please prayerfully consider becoming a BioLogos Partner today and participating in the BioLogos Book Club as we start exploring truth in science and faith.