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.
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.
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.
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.