A Voice in the Wilderness In Defense of "Mere Conservatism"

8Nov/12Off

Dear Oprah, My New Book-Club Is Better Than Yours!

I'm excited to announce the launch of a new idea I've been scheming the past two months or so: R.J.'s Social Media Book Club (working title)

The concept is fairly simple...I pick a book (mostly shorter works of fiction), I invite some of my friends in the media/think-tank world to join me in offering up daily analysis/commentary as we read through it, and we open it up to all of you to join in and participate and engage with the material on a deeper, more thoughtful level.

Starting this upcoming Monday, we'll be digging into The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

On Twitter we'll be using the hash-tag #GreatDivorce to distinguish our conversation throughout the week as we go chapter-by-chapter through the powerful story Lewis tells.  We'll also be posting stuff on Facebook and here at A Voice in the Wilderness (rjmoeller.com).

The great thing about this is that even if you've already read the book we're going through, you now have a chance to re-visit the material and offer up your valuable perspective as someone who has already digested it once.  We use social media for so many pointless activities, here's a chance to be a part of something meaningful, deeper, and hopefully a lot of fun.  It's also a great way to draw other friends into the mix. People are drawn to a crowd, so instead of that crowd being about how dumb Kim Kardashian is - and she's very dumb - let's make it about great written works and the important things they can provoke us to have to deal with and think about.

This isn't about politics. It's about worldview and using the minds God gave us to think critically.

Get a copy of #GreatDivorce. Read the first chapter (or two) over the weekend. Follow myself, Eric Teetsel (@ericteetsel) and Dr. Hunter Baker (@hunterbaker) on Twitter.

Prepare for the trial run of what could become a very big deal!

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Note: We know everyone's busy, so don't think you can't still participate during the week if you're not able to read everything. We simply need participants and want to generate buzz around the book. So at the very least, give us some RT's on Twitter and tell a friend!

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The basic ideas, ideals, and values that generally define and characterize the central tenets of what today might be termed "modern conservative thought."

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