A Free People’s Suicide (online book selection #1)

Don’t Should on Yourself
August 31, 2012
Redefining Love
September 23, 2012


The new book by Os Guinness is something I have been wanting to read for quite some time. My understanding is that it was a difficult book to get in to print not because it isn’t important, but because it is a thoughtful, but pointed piece aimed at mobilizing all American citizens to understand their own role in sustainable freedom.

Eric Metaxas writes this as an endorsement: “Sometimes a book is so important and so timely that not to have read it is to embarrass oneself. This is such a book….”

So, with that encouragement, I’d like to try something on this blog for the first time. I’d like to invite you to a virtual book club and with the election year in full swing, “A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future” seems like the perfect title to begin this experiment.

Here’s how this will work.

1. Read at least 1-2 chapters a week and post comments via twitter. Why twitter? Because this will do two things: 1) limit discussion to the most important comments (hard to become long-winded with 140 characters) and 2) potentially invite others in to the discussion as they ‘follow’ along.

2. Comments should not be negative, but thoughtful. Please refrain from political partisanship or denominational lines in the sand or theological rigidity. Instead, please try to focus your comments on two areas: 1) memorable quotes or ideas, 2) highlighting what is challenging you or what you consider to be noteworthy.

Dr. Os Guinness is someone I have learned from over the years and you can catch up on his speaking and writing at www.osguinnness.com.

If you’re up for this, let me know either through the connect page on this blog site or via twitter @bomwhite

This experiment in assembling a virtual book club starts now….



note: I do benefit from you ordering books on this page, but by all means use your favorite bookshop…lots of choices nowadays.

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