Much Matters: A Group for Reading & Discussion

Third Thursday of each month
6 pm – 8 pm

South Campus




Much Matters – a monthly book reading and discussion group for those who want to learn more about and better understand our personal, civic, community, and spiritual lives. The group meets in the Library at South Campus on the third Thursday of the month to discuss important topics.

How It Works:

Contact Shah Hasan at for space availability and questions.

Register to select the date or dates you plan to attend.
Please consider making a contribution when you register.

Acquire the book.
Most titles are available at the Bookstore at South Campus on Sundays before and after the 10 am service. Sales of the books support the work of The Burkhart Center.

Read the book prior to the session. Select a short passage (up to 15 sentences) that you found significant and be ready to share them with the group during the discussion.

Books for 2019

Holy Envy
July 2019 Register
The Bright Hour
August 15 Register
Tom's River
Sept 19 Register







Oct 17 Register
The New Silk Roads
Nov 21 Register


January 11
February 21
March 21






April 18
May 16
The Alchemist
June 20










Books for 2018


Dreamland Sam Quinones
January 18, 2018
Diane Sturges, Facilitator
Being Mortal Atul Gawande
February 15, 2018
Rose Konrath, Facilitator
A Bigger Table John Pavlovitz
March 15, 2018
Jaron Terry, Facilitator



Braving the Wilderness Brene' Brown
April 19, 2018
Gail Evans, Facilitato
The Nightingale
May 17, 2018
Everything Happens for a Reason Mira Kirshenbaum
June 21, 2018
Shah Hasan, Facilitator

Go, Went, Gone
July 19, 2018
Laura Harrison, Facilitator
August 16, 2018
Gail Evans, Facilitator
September 20, 2018
Diane Sturges, Facilitator

Becoming Wise
October 18, 2018
Rose Konrath, Facilitator
Between the World and Me
November 15, 2018
Laura Elliott, Facilitator







Call The Burkhart Center at 614.488. 0681 

or email

2017 Reading List

White Trash by Nancy IsenbergThank You for Being LateHope in the Dark









Letters to a Young MuslimSelf and SoulEvicted









Small Great ThingsThe Undoing ProjectDark Money