The Book Club meets once a month at 10am (on the 3rd Friday of the month) in the Church Library to review and discuss books of high interest. Everyone is invited to attend.
The club chairman is: Alan Stein 447-4235 and the co-chairman is Peter Philip 666-0105.
Book Club News
The next Book Club meeting is scheduled for Friday October 16 2020 at 10:00am. At this time, we don't know if we will be able to return to the Church Library for this meeting or if instead we will have another ZOOM meeting.
We will keep you posted.
At the meeting we will discuss "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari.
Bill Carbone will lead the book discussion.
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, and incorporating full-color illustrations throughout the text, Harari explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the legacy of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage ... and our future.