November, 2017 Book Reviews

The evening went quick!  Glad we were able to postpone it for a week so everyone could be there. December will be back to the 2nd Monday – the 11th. Unbelievable  by Katy Tur Genre: History/Political Reviewed by Brenda: B+ The Woman in Cabin 10  by Ruth Ware Genre: Mystery Reviewed by Brenda: In Progress

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October, 2017 Book Reviews

A really fun night… A Man Named OVE  by Fredrik Backman Genre: Fiction Reviewed by Becky: A Appetite for Life  by Julia Child Genre: Autobiographical Reviewed by Judy: B+ Autobiography  by Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel Genre: Autobiographical Reviewed by Sophia: In Progress Choose Your Own Autobiography  by Neil Patrick Harris Genre: Autobiographical Reviewed by Cathy: A+ An

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September, 2017 Book Reviews

Not many books, but lots of conversations Title/Genre/Reviewer/Comments Devil’s Bargain  by Joshua Green Genre: Political Reviewed by Cheryl: A Dark Money  by Jane Mayer Genre: Political Reviewed by Cheryl: In Progress America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray Genre: Historical Fiction Reviewed by Cheryl: C Alaska  by James Michener Genre: History Reviewed by Claudia: In Progress Deviate 

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That Time When Jesus Was a Jerk

Even Messiahs Can Have a Bad Day, Okay? 20 August 2017, Pastor Kris Cervantes   My usual explanation of Lectionary Sundays: A year ago, I decided that once a month, it would be cool to reflect on a Unitarian Universalist perspective on a Bible verse. I select the verses using the Revised Common Lectionary, a

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Anxious Are the Peacemakers

In the Wake of Charlottesville; in the Shadow of Nuclear Fear 13 August 2017, Pastor Kris Cervantes   Blessed are the peacemakers The ones who speak gently Who disarm bombs and bombast Who press gently down upon the barrels of the rifles (we’ve aimed at one another). Blessed are the peacemakers The ones who lie

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The Universalist Part of Unitarian Universalism

Hosea Ballou, the Treatise on Atonement, and Modern Universalism Pastor Kris Cervantes, 6 August 2017   Unitarian Universalism. The faith movement that’s named after two theological heresies, neither of which you have to believe as a modern-day UU. Or so I often say, when people ask me about the origins of our name. But as

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August, 2017 Book Reviews

This may have been a first – no wine…. but we did have sparkling water and tons of food.  Gabby & Heidi charmed the crowd. Title / Author / Genre / Reviewer / Comments The Want Monsters  by Chelo Manchego Genre: Children’s Reviewed by Becky: A Growing Up Mindful  by Christopher Willard Genre: Self-Help Reviewed

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July, 2017 Book Reviews

2 new readers joined us tonight… not including the Deer that ran through the yard! Highly Recommended: The Historic Waco Documentary: What About Waco We’re planning to show it at the Church sometime in the near future. Born a Crime  by Trevor Noah Genre: Autobiographical Reviewed by Becky: A The Winter of Our Disconnect  by

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June, 2017 Book Reviews

Candy and Wine…and a few good books Next Meeting – Second Monday in July 1776  by David McCullough Genre: History Reviewed by Cheryl: A Valiant Ambition  by Nathaniel Philbrick Genre: History Reviewed by Cheryl: A “The Story of Washington and Benedict Arnold” 1984  by George Orwell Genre: Fiction Reviewed by Cheryl: A And Then All

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May, 2017 Book Reviews

Back to Bullnettle Bend… More discussion than books, but that’s ok… Next meeting, 2nd Monday in June, 6/12/2017 – at 6:30pm Rules for Revolutionaries  by Becky/Zack Bond/Exley Genre: Political Reviewed by Cheryl: A “Lessons from the groundbreaking Bernie Sanders grassroots campaign.” Small Great Things  by Jodi Picoult Genre: Fiction Reviewed by Claudia: A+ Walkaway  by Cory

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