FROG (Freethinkers Reading Opportunity Group) – Book Club

The Jefferson Humanists’ book club, known as the Freethinkers Reading Opportunity Group (or FROG for short), meets every month to discuss humanist themes in books, both fiction and non-fiction.  Past books have included, The Monuments Men, Good without God, The Martian, The Sixth Extinction, The God Delusion, 1984, The Blind Watchmaker, Moral Tribes, and many more.  We’ve also read books on select topics, like Islam, Thomas Jefferson, Famous Humanists and Political Extremism, all leading to lively discussions.

We invite you to join the FROGs.  We always have great conversations and a good time!  If you are interested in being added to future FROG email notices, contact book group leader, Matthew Elisha (, 303-432-8694).

You also can find notices of our meetings, with location & other details, on Meetup at

FROG Book Discussion Schedule – 2017-2018

Here  is our planned schedule through early 2018.  Meetings are on the afternoon of the 2nd Saturday of the month, usually at a JeffCo Library meeting room.  Schedule is subject to change.  Be sure to go to our Meetup site to register to attend and to find out about any last-minute changes in location, date, time, etc.

SAT, JUL 8, 2017 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

SAT, AUG 12, 2017 – Topic: Overpopulation

SAT, SEPT 9, 2017 – The Plot Against America by Phillip Roth

SAT, OCT 14, 2017 – Debunk It!  How to stay sane in a world of misinformation by John Grant

SAT, NOV 11, 2017 – The Righteous Mind:  Why good people are divided by politics and religion by Jonathan Haidt

SAT, DEC 9, 2017 – Topic:  The Enlightenment

SAT, JAN 13, 2018 – Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

SAT, FEB 10, 2018 – The Political Mind:  Why you can’t understand 21st-century American politics with an 18th-century brain by George Lakoff 

SAT, MAR 10, 2018

Trust Us, We’re Experts:  How industry manipulates science and gambles with your future by John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton