Time for Thinkers Book Club

Time for Thinkers Book Club

The Epistles of John: Letters to a Christian Community in Crisis

by Christian Science Louisiana on 09/10/17

On September 9th, 2017, Dr. Susan Humble introduced the Epistles of John via Video Skype from her home in Washington State. We will be meeting on Mondays in October to go through her workbook.

Summer and Fall 2016 "Science of Being" chapter in Science and Health

by Christian Science Louisiana on 09/22/16

Amber Ellwood is our moderator. These recorded sessions may be accessed on www.christiansciencelouisiana.com/BookAudio.html

A Divine Round Trip

by Christian Science Louisiana on 09/22/16

On September 17th, 2016, we had an inspiring video SKYPE discussion with Dr. Susan Humble about her new book, A Divine Round Trip: The Literary and Christological Function of the Descent/Ascent Leitmotif in the Gospel of John. We will never read John the same way, and we hope Dr. Humble can join us again one day soon.

Spring 2016 "Creation" chapter from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

by Christian Science Louisiana on 05/26/16

Amber Ellwood is our moderator. These recorded sessions may be accessed on www.christiansciencelouisiana.com/BookAudio.html

Crossing Swords: Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull

by Christian Science Louisiana on 04/02/16

On February 27th, 2016, we had a marvelous video skype presentation with the author Cindy Peyser Safronoff. This discussion was not recorded, but you can learn more on the author's website: www.Crossing-Swords.com

We were all impressed with Cindy's extensive research, and we are all looking forward to her next book!

Summer 2015 Book of Job

by Christian Science Louisiana on 08/09/15

Colleen Moore is moderating these discussions on the Book of Job from the Bible as well as related literature.  You may access the recorded sessions on www.christiansciencelouisiana.com/BookAudio.html

2015 Winter Workshops on "Atonement and Eucharist"

by Christian Science Louisiana on 01/30/15

Amber Ellwood is moderating these discussions on the "Atonement and Eucharist" chapter in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  You may access the recorded sessions on www.christiansciencelouisiana.com/BookAudio.html

January 2015 Book Club Discussion on Shalom and Eirene (Peace)

by Christian Science Louisiana on 01/30/15

Deanna Mummert joined us on video SKYPE for her presentation which was postponed from December due to the holidays. It was very inspirational and timely!

Activities for October and November 2014

by Christian Science Louisiana on 10/12/14

Margaret D is moderating a talk on "Investigations of Scientific Methods and Mary Baker Eddy's Use of Logic in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," on Saturday, October 18th, from 10-11:30 am.

Amber Ellwood is moderating a discussion of the "Atonement and Eucharist" chapter in Science and Health beginning on Sunday, November 9th, from 4 to 7 pm.

Deanna Mummert is presenting "War and Peace: A New Perspective Based on the Bible" via video SKYPE on Sunday, November 16th, at 5 pm. Background reading for this discussion is Shalom: The Bible's Word for Salvation, Justice & Peace by Perry B. Yoder.

Fall 2014 Workshops on "Prayer" chapter in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

by Christian Science Louisiana on 08/23/14

Amber Ellwood is moderating four workshops on prayer. Each workshop lasts about three hours. You can access the recorded sessions on www.christiansciencelouisiana.com/BookAudio.html

Summer 2014 Second Isaiah (Ch. 40-55)

by Christian Science Louisiana on 05/24/14

The inspiration behind these discussions are Madelon Maupin's video lectures available through BibleRoads.com

February 2014 Book Selection: We Knew Mary Baker Eddy II

by Christian Science Louisiana on 01/31/14

Christian Science Practitioner Patti Christopher is our discussion leader.

October - December 2013 Book Selection: The Gospel According to Matthew

by Christian Science Louisiana on 10/15/13

Amber Ellwood is our discussion leader.  She is incorporating Life and Prayer in our discussion since we recently heard Mark Swinney's lectures on these topics.

Summer 2013 Book Selection: The Gospel According to John

by Christian Science Louisiana on 04/26/13

Amber Ellwood is our discussion leader.  The reading and writing assignments are listed on the homepage of this website.  Amber asks that you bring a Study Bible to the Book Club so that you can make notations in the margins. The 4th Church Reading Room has some extra Bibles for your use if you do not have your own Study Bible.

March & April 2013 Book Selection: Studies in the Apocalypse of John of Patmos by Edyth Armstrong Hoyt and "The Apocalypse" chapter in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

by Christian Science Louisiana on 03/05/13

Valerie Thibaut is our discussion leader.  The reading assignment is listed on the homepage of this website.  Books are also available to borrow from the 4th Church Lending Library.

February 2013 Book Selection: "Genesis" Chapter in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"

by Christian Science Louisiana on 01/21/13

Amber Ellwood is continuing as our Guest Expert and will lead our group in learning about the False Record of Creation, pages 520:16 - 543:16 in Science and Health.  This meeting will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, February 15th, at Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, New Orleans.  Then Amber will discuss the Material Theories of Evolution on Friday, February 22nd, at 10:30 am at Fourth Church.  The reading assignment for that meeting is Science and Health, pages 543:17 - 557:27. 

January 2013 Book Selection: "Genesis" Chapter in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"

by Christian Science Louisiana on 01/09/13

Amber Ellwood is our moderator in discussing the first record of creation.  Reading assignment is pages 500 - 521:17 and 523:14-31 of Science and Health. 

December Book Selection: What Christmas Means to Me and Other Christmas Messages

by Christian Science Louisiana on 11/19/12

Judy Huenneke, Senior Research Archivist of the Mary Baker Eddy Library, will join us on SKYPE to discuss this collection of Eddy's writings on the true significance of Christmas.

November Book Selection: Romans

by Christian Science Louisiana on 10/27/12

The Time for Thinkers Book Club will meet on Friday, November 9th, at 11 am CST at Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, New Orleans, to discuss the Book of Romans.  You may prepare for this meeting by reading ANY Bible translation, Bible paraphrase or other Bible study guide about Romans.  Our discussion will be led by Amber Ellwood who is a lifelong Christian Scientist.  Amber has taught Sunday School and served in the Reading Room.  When asked about Romans, she exclaimed, "I have studied Genesis, Revelation, and various points in between, but Romans has been an incredible joy.  If I have gotten this much out of Romans, I can't wait to really delve into the Textbook. . . .Reading Romans has changed everything; it has changed my life!

October Book Selection: "Christian Science" Chapter in "The Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice"

by Christian Science Louisiana on 09/24/12

Christine Driessen is joining us IN PERSON to discuss her chapter on Christian Science in "The Soul of Medicine," edited by Drs. John Peteet and Michael D'Ambra. Please check with your church as a few copies of this book are available locally for borrowing or purchase.

Time for Thinkers Book Club
The books that we have been reading since July 2012 are listed below.  Click on the comments bar below each post for further information or you may contact the Book Club Coordinator by email.  Most of our discussions have been recorded, and these links may be accessed on our book audio page.