Archive for June, 2014

Coke Ad Suggests Maybe You Should Pay For That 140-Calorie Soda With Some Exercise

It takes an average of 23 minutes on a bike to burn the 140 calories to “pay” for a 16-ounce can of Coke. So, does reading this blog burn enough calories to justify a 12 ounce Coke? Probably not.

Categories: Marketing

AUMC Book Club Publishes Upcoming Season’s Titles

Two of the books that made my church’s new book club list (Bring on the Blessings and Toxic Charity) were ones that I had suggested (rather than recommended which would’ve meant I’d already read them) so I hope they’re good books. However, my Mom has read the first of those in one of her book clubs and the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church recommended the other one so I feel like they’re pretty safe choices. I’m also looking forward to having an author join us for the discussion of her book whenever we discuss Witchfinder.

Be Swift, Be Precise

The Avondale United Methodist Church Book Club Has published the below list of books that we will be reading and discussing over the coming year (listed alphabetically by title):

Title Author
Bring on the Blessings Beverly Jenkins
Murder by Peacocks Donna Andrews
One Summer: America, 1927 Bill Bryson
Orbit John J. Nance
Palisades Park Alan Brennert 
The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War Richard Rubin
The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible Simon Winchester
The Monuments Men : Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Robert M. Edsel
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Simon Winchester
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) Robert D. Lupton

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Categories: Books, Church, Family