Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The book club selection for October is The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose. The Unlikely Disciple is the story of the semester that Roose spent at Liberty University, the Reverend Jerry Falwell's "Bible Boot Camp" for young evangelicals.

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. The Unlikely Disciple chronicles the fascinating, entertaining, thought-provoking experiences Roose had during his semester at Liberty.

What did you admire about the Liberty students with whom Roose comes into contact? What surprised you about them?

What preconceived notions of evangelicals did Roose carry into his time at Liberty? How did his time there affirm or rebut these ideas?

Do you have preconceived notions of evangelicals? Did The Unlikely Disciple confirm or refute your preconceptions?

Let us know what you think!