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    • 4.9 • 537 Ratings

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    The Book Club: Galileo with Brian Keating

    The Book Club: Galileo with Brian Keating

    Galileo proved that the Earth revolved around the sun and was punished for challenging existing scientific theory. Are we seeing parallels today? Brian Keating and Michael Knowles discuss Galileo’s The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems and how modern scientists still face vilification if they challenge the ideological narrative.

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    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 28 min
    The Book Club: Genesis with Bishop Robert Barron

    The Book Club: Genesis with Bishop Robert Barron

    Biblical illiteracy is at an all-time high. Many Americans believe the Bible is archaic, even irrelevant to the changing culture. In this episode, Bishop Robert Barron and Michael Knowles take you through Genesis, the first book of the Bible, to uncover foundational truths about mankind and human civilization.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 28 min
    The Book Club: Symposium by Plato with Spencer Klavan

    The Book Club: Symposium by Plato with Spencer Klavan

    Love is an innate desire of every human being, but how do you define it and what is its purpose in relationships? Michael Knowles and Spencer Klavan take you through one of the most collective philosophical texts on love in Western literature: Plato’s The Symposium.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/.

    • 30 min
    The Book Club: Divine Comedy by Dante with Catherine Illingworth

    The Book Club: Divine Comedy by Dante with Catherine Illingworth

    A man who has nothing left to lose is led through hell, purgatory, and heaven in this incomparable masterpiece. Dante scholar Catherine Illingworth joins Michael Knowles to discuss his favorite work of art ever composed: Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 39 min
    The Book Club: Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington with Carol Swain

    The Book Club: Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington with Carol Swain

    What is the key to racial reconciliation in our nation? Dr. Carol Swain joins Michael Knowles on this month’s episode of The Book Club to examine the life of Booker T. Washington, a former slave turned educator, as seen through the lens of his autobiography Up From Slavery.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 33 min
    The Book Club: 1984 by George Orwell with Dave Rubin

    The Book Club: 1984 by George Orwell with Dave Rubin

    George Orwell’s novel, 1984, portrays a dystopian world where Big Brother reigns supreme. Today, however, Orwell’s warning against totalitarianism reads more like a newspaper than a work of fiction. Dave Rubin, host of The Rubin Report, joins Michael Knowles to dissect the pages of this classic work.

    In our fast-paced world, it’s tough to make reading a priority. At least it used to be. At Thinkr.org, they summarize the key ideas from new and noteworthy nonfiction, giving you access to an entire library of great books in bite-size form. Read or listen to hundreds of titles in a matter of minutes: start your free trial today at https://thinkr.org/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
537 Ratings

537 Ratings

Chaim K. ,

Fascinating!

Love the episode on Galileo Galilei!

#JesusSaves!! ,

Once a month just isn’t enough!

Love, love, love! Intelligent, insightful and fun! Thank you for helping us rediscover the joy and deep need for classic literature!

Brittany R. Brewer ,

Awesome!

I have always wanted to join a book club. I finally found this and I could not be happier. They are very insightful and fun!

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