Category Archives: Books

Meaning

“How do you tell your all-white mother that your all-white “friends” just dragged you into their big all-white house in all-white Southampton, past an untouchable all-white room, just to corner you and call you the dirtiest thing in their all-white … Continue reading

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End of the republic averted

Peril by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent book with lots of keen insights and interviews with individuals involved in presidential politics in the past five years. The book confirmed for me the grave danger our republic … Continue reading

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An antidote to the last five years

The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal by Mary L. Trump My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an exceptionally well researched and written book that I stumbled upon. It was not on my radar … Continue reading

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Celebrating libraries

This week is National Library Week in the United States. Yesterday I visited one of our local public libraries and borrowed a book. Visiting libraries has always been a religious experience for me. I grew up next to the Arcade … Continue reading

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There is a middle way

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a wonderful book about a subject that I know very little about. Now, having read the book I know a bit more. It’s … Continue reading

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Wrong man for the job

Rage by Bob Woodward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a page turner. Woodward does a great job of reporting on the Trump presidency with extensive interviews with the principals in the story. It’s one of the best … Continue reading

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Call to conversion

Waging Peace: One Soldier’s Story of Putting Love First by Diana Oestreich I’ve read so many good books this summer that i didn’t think it was possible to read one more. This invitation to read this book from a class … Continue reading

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The Epic Journey of Malcolm X

“Again, the actor Ossie Davis stood. His deep voice delivered the eulogy to Malcolm X which was going to cause Davis subsequently to be hailed more than ever among Negroes in Harlem: “Here—at this final hour, in this quiet place, … Continue reading

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Recommending you read this book

Liberating Tradition: Women’s Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective by Kristina LaCelle-Peterson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an incredibly thorough and well documented book that should be required reading for anyone interested in the role of the … Continue reading

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Are you an antiracist?

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent! A must read for anyone who’s serious about understanding America’s original sin. The author pulls no punches … Continue reading

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