MMWC Book Club
About our Book Club
The Islamic Resource Center is proud to host a book club in which a wonderful group of readers from all over the Milwaukee County area and of differing faiths, many of whom are professionals, come together to discuss a book over a number of sessions. Our book club meets the second Monday of every month to discuss a chapter or two of the current selection and new members are always welcome. When the current selection comes to a close, everyone has a voice in what the new book will be.
Due to the constraints of COVID-19, we are currently hosting all book club meetings primarily online or over the phone via Zoom. The link and meeting information is always emailed to club members the week prior to the event. In the event you do wish to meet in person, we do have limited in-person capabilities and masks and social distancing is required.
List of books
MMWC book club has proudly host numerous books to discussion. Below are the list of books that has been discussed by our book club. If you are interested in any of the books listed, you might find them in our library or book store. please click here to contact us for more information.
The Abrahamic Religions: A very short introduction.
By Charles L. Cohen
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share much- and dispute much. Treating them as an extended family of religions grounded in their veneration of the one God proclaimed by Abraham, this very short introduction explores their earliest efforts to define themselves in reference to each other up to their present antagonisms and mutual engagements. throughout, it pays particular attention to how political contexts continually reshaped the ways in which Jews, Christians, and Muslims thought about and treated each other.
MMWC invited DR Charles L. Cohen the autor of this book for a virtual discussion in September 2020. you can find the full introduction about this book here.
MUHAMMAD Phrophet of Peace amid the clash of Empires.
By Juan Cole
In the midst of dramatic seventh century war between two empires, Muhammad was a spiritual seeker in search of community and sanctuary.
Many observers stereotype Islam and its scripture as inherently extreme or violent- a narrative that has overshadowed the truth of its roots. in this masterfully told account, preeminent Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us back to Islam’s-and the Prophet Muhammad’s-origin story.