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Posted 03/12/21 by Brittany G

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The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices
By Casper ter Kuile

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Co-host of the popular podcast, Harry Potter and The Sacred Text, Casper ter Kuile delves into how we can take ordinary activities in our lives and make them sacred. He reveals that religion isn’t dying, but that it’s transforming in our modern age. His advice on taking weekly “tech sabbaths” and how to reread your favorite book as if it’s scripture is truly insightful.

Brooke Recommends

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America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs

Stunning photography of people and places spanning all 50 states (plus 6 territories). Have paper and pencil ready—you will be planning vacations from page 1!

Chris Recommends

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Native Son
By Richard Wright

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Native Son is truly an eye-opener to the extremes of racism in the early 1900's. Richard Wright's novel uncovers the truth behind life of a black person in 1930 Chicago.

Connie Recommends

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Push-Up Pops
By Courtney Dial Whitmore

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The recipes are very simple, delicious, and fun to make!

Jess B Recommends

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The Vanishing Half
By Brit Bennett

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Twins, who want very different things, learn lessons on life and identity while their families reckon with their choices. This is a thoughtful, realistically rendered, page-turner.

Jess S Recommends

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The Very, Very Far North: A Story for Gentle Readers and Listeners
By Dan Bar-el

A heartwarming and sometimes silly story about friendship, exploration, and misunderstandings.

Sierra Recommends

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Traveling Mercies
By Anne Lamott

A shamelessly written memoir about Lamott's coming of faith. Recommended by my therapist, at a time when I had a huge physical and emotional disconnect with religion and the church. Lamott's affectionate understanding of the atypical path towards using faith as the light that leads through darkness is insightful and encouraging.

Susan Recommends

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A Children’s Bible
By Lydia Millet

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A multi-family vacation at a luxury summer rental turns into an apocalyptic adventure for teenagers who strike out on their own with younger siblings in tow. Horrifying at times, but also thought-provoking and clever.

Teresa Recommends

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann

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Grann tells the tragic story of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma and the mysterious deaths that plagued their people. While this book is well-researched and compelling, the events discussed are heartbreaking, shameful, and infuriating. It is a story that deserves to be heard and acknowledged in order to truly come to terms with the appalling treatment of American Indians in this country.

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