Books for International Days

Books mentioned for January International and US observances I know, I know, I said I was throwing out the schedule and I am. But also, have you ever looked at the list of International Days at the UN website? Click here to go the full list and check out all the days. For now, let's... Continue Reading →

A Short History of Myth: By Karen Armstrong

Stars: 4 of 5 This is one of those short audiobooks that I had to immediately listen to again. This doesn't happen much, but every now and then I finish a book, typically on religion or mythology, and I just have to share it with my husband. I personally love the definition of mythology espoused... Continue Reading →

An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life by Mary Johnson

Review: This book surprised me. There were a few things that were obvious about where it was going, but I didn't expect most of it. I expected Johnson to have moved quickly through her time with Mother Teresa, for it to have been a quick path like in so many of those "my year of"... Continue Reading →

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

Review: Though I wouldn't categorize this as a happy book, I loved everything about it. The title pretty much sets the mood and I can't possibly express how much I appreciate the tone and the subject matter contained in this book. I am definitely a Christian but I really get irritated by some of the things... Continue Reading →

Free will, self determination, identity politics, and God

The idea of these four things or concepts don't always seem to go together but between a sermon I heard the other day and knowing a little about what's going on in my denomination of Christianity and this project to read and blog through the whole Bible, I'm feeling a little lost. I've been trying... Continue Reading →

World Translation Day!

World Translation Day celebrates the many translated books out there and strives to raise awareness that we need to get more books translated into most languages so we can share knowledge and progress ever closer to a more informed world. Can anyone venture a guess at the first book to ever be translated into English?... Continue Reading →

FF- Books about women’s issues

In the current climate of increased activism and political stress by so many, there are a few important things to remember. It can be changed I know that it can be changed because it has changed before It doesn't take long to normalize the changes that I have benefited from Things I have benefited from... Continue Reading →

Quotes of the Week – from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by: Nadia Bolz-Weber

- Of course if no one had ever been exposed to dangerous ideas from scandalous women, Christianity itself would not have had its unique beginning nor its glorious history, but whatever.   -Because in the end, we aren’t punished for our sins as much as we are punished by our sins.

Quote of the Week – from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by: Nadia Bolz-Weber

I have come to realize that all the saints I’ve known have been accidental ones — people who inadvertently stumbled into redemption like they were looking for something else at the time, people who have just a wee bit of a drinking problem and manage to get sober and help others to do the same, people who... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

 In fact, the two Far Rights—the Western one and the Muslim one—play off each other. As Jeanne Favret-Saada wrote in the wake of the Innocence of Muslims conflagration, “On one side we have cowardly networks of so-called defenders of the West who manufacture a provocation . . . and make terroristic use of freedom of... Continue Reading →

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