The 2013 Common Reading selection is "The Unlikely Disciple," by Kevin Roose.
It's the story of a Brown University student’s entertaining and perception-shifting semester at Liberty University, a “Bible boot camp” for young evangelicals. The chronicles of his semester at Liberty showcase his illuminating experience and his realization that everyone is more alike than we may, at first, believe.
The author gave a lecture on the book at UA's E.J. Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Click here to watch the interview.
A faculty committee chooses the Common Reading selection each year. First-year students read the book, and faculty members infuse its themes into general-education course curricula throughout the first year.
Purchase your copy from UA's on-campus Barnes and Noble bookstore online in the Student Union, in the Polsky Building or at Wayne College.
By Kevin Roose