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 →

Esther 2: Queen Esther

Again, there is way too much in this one to do more than this chapter. Maybe we'll speed things up a bit down the road.The king of Persia has banished Queen Vashti for refusing to come show off her beauty at a party that it may not even have been appropriate for her to be at... 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 →

Jesus>Religion by Jefferson Bethke

I know I said that my next audiobook was going to be Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, but I was interrupted by an insistent request. My husband rarely asks me to check out a book he's read, so I was intrigued that he asked me to listen to this book, suggesting that it may help... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman

Nowhere has the advancement of women’s rights been easy, in great part because it collides with the twin powers of culture and religion.

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