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virtual BOOK clubs

Fall 2023 book clubs begin the week of September 18.

CFBU's book clubs are for biblical Christians who want to openly and honestly discuss the issues we face in our culture today, without the fear of being racially shamed or canceled. If that's you, then come and join us!

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About the Groups:

Length:  6 weeks, 90 minutes per week

Cost: $40 + the cost of the book

The live experience is limited to 25 participants.

Each book group will have a live discussion leader. Please see times and days listed in descriptions below. Once you have registered and paid, you will receive a confirmation. The week before the group, you will be emailed instructions to join the virtual classroom on Google. Weekly discussions will be held on Zoom.


Book clubs are a time of asking questions and discussing the week‘s reading. Each meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the private virtual Classroom, in case you need to miss a week.

All book clubs also offer a virtual experience, which allows participants to access recordings from the live experience.

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Critical Dilemma 

The Rise of Critical Theories and Social Justice Ideology


Registration now open.


This group will read and discuss the book, Critical Dilemma. Critical theory and its expression in fields such as critical race theory, critical pedagogy, and queer theory are having a profound impact on our culture. Authors Neil Shenvi and Pat Sawyer illuminate the origins and influences of contemporary critical theory, considering it in the light of clear reason and biblical orthodoxy. While acknowledging that it can provide some legitimate insights regarding race, class, and gender, Critical Dilemma exposes the false assumptions at the heart of critical theory, arguing that it poses a serious threat to both the church and society at large. This group will begin the week of October 9 and run for 8 weeks. Note: Because this book is on the academic side, this group will involve deeper levels of analysis and discussion.

Discussion Leader: Kevin Briggins

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30 PM (PT)/7:30 (ET)

Dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12



Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

Registration now open.

This group will read and discuss Rosaria Butterfield's powerful new book, Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age. Modern culture is increasingly outspoken against a biblical understanding of what it means to be a woman. Even some Christians, swayed by the LGBTQ+ movement, have rejected God’s word on issues of sexuality and gender in favor of popular opinion. Butterfield uses Scripture to confront 5 common lies about sexuality, faith, feminism, gender roles, and modesty often promoted in our secular culture today. Written in the style of a memoir, this book explores Butterfield’s personal battle with these lies―interwoven with cultural studies, literary criticism, and theology―to help readers see the beauty in biblical womanhood, marriage, and motherhood.

Discussion Leader: Jennifer Beitel

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4 PM (PT)/7 PM (ET)

Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

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Missing Pillars

America's Black Father Absence Crisis and How the Church Helped Me Overcome It

Registration now open.

This group will read and discuss the book, Missing Pillars. The group will be led by the book's author, Brian Shannon. Shannon provides a compelling perspective on the factors that have impacted the absence of fathers in the black community, including his own experience growing up in a fatherless home. The book also looks at the institutions that have potential to positively impact the current state of fathers in the black community, including the church.

Discussion Leader: Brian Shannon (book's author)

Day/Time: Mondays at 4 PM

Dates: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

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Winter book clubs will begin in January 2024.

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