Posts by Elaine

WITH OR WITHOUT God – Gretta Vosper

The September meeting will be held at the home of Joan Higginson 86 Auburn Dr, On Thursday’s September 13th and 27th at 2pm for discussion of this book. All are welcome to join us. Invisioning a future in which the Christian church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society, Gretta Vosper argues that…

1491 By Charles Mann

The UFP Book Club will be discussing this book at our April 12th and 26th meetings.  All are invited to join us at the home of Helen & Gord Drew, 1742 Ravenwood Drive, Unit 408, Peterborough, Ontario, K9K 2R6. In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding…

THE RIGHT TO BE COLD – Sheila Watt-Cloutier

We will be meeting to discuss this book on February 8 & 22,  at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd., Peterborough. All are welcome to join us for our usual invigorating discussion While it was both enlightening and revealing to learn about her earlier life and intricate details of the forced assimilation imposed…

THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg

Here  is a description of the book  we will be discussing on January 11th and 25th at 2pm, at the home of Brian Ling, 440 Carriage Lane, Peterborough. Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step “loop” all habits form in our brains–cue, routine, reward–we can change them, giving us the power…

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE by Karen Armstrong

We will be meeting this month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of December at the home of Linda Palmason 3022 Westridge Blvd at 2pm.  All are invited for these discussions. In the lucid yet reflective manner that is Armstrong’s trademark, The Spiral Staircase recalls her painful early life as a nun, her even more painful reentry…

Freedom Evolves – Daniel Dennett

The book for November is Freedom Evolves.  The gatherings will be held at Gillie Trowbridge’s home, 24 Cricket Place at 2pm on November 9 & 23. Can there be freedom and free will in a deterministic world? Renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett emphatically answers “yes!” Using an array of provocative formulations, Dennett sets out to show how…