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Factory Man by Beth Macy

<i>Factory Man</i> by Beth Macy

We’ve all heard that the world is flat (thanks Friedman) and we all know that American manufacturing rarely takes place America anymore. What we often don’t talk about is what life is like in those places left behind. While this book claims to be about one man who saves a town (which he kind of does, […]

Counterfeit Christianity by Ro...

<i>Counterfeit Christianity</i> by Roger E. Olson

  Roger Olson is a seminary professor in Central Texas who is also a prolific writer of books which take complicated theological or historical concepts and write them for use in adult Sunday School classes. I (Kristen) hold a degree from the seminary where Olson teaches, as well as have used his books in several classes. […]

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

<i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene Brown

  If you’ve read anything Brown has written, seen her TED talk or watched anything she’s done – you do not need me to tell you to buy this book. You’ve already bought this book and probably pre-ordered it. Those of you who have heard of this Brown woman and are skeptical because you’re not really […]

Jesus, Pope Francis and a Protesta...

<i>Jesus, Pope Francis and a Protestant Walk Into a Bar</i> by Paul Rock and Bill Tames

  Y’all, I am not going to lie. I requested this from NetGalley without even clicking to find out more info. The title and the cover were enough to draw me completely in. I didn’t know who Paul Rock was (the Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian in Kansas City, MO), nor did I know that […]

Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareill...

<i>Sounds Like Me</i> by Sara Bareilles

  In the intro to this memoir, Sara Barielles writes that she hopes the essay sound like her (hence the book title). She hopes that we feel at home with her voice, that this is just a conversation between some friends and she’s got the floor for now. As someone who has listened to her […]

The Next Generation of Women Leade...

<i>The Next Generation of Women Leaders</i> by Selena Rezvani

Selena Rezvani says in the introduction to her book that she is both disheartened and frustrated by the lack of women in CEO and other leadership positions in business in the United States. While attending business school, she became a schrewd observer of how women are socialized into positions of influence and power versus how […]

Body of Faith by Robert Fuller

<i>Body of Faith</i> by Robert Fuller

  As someone who believes strongly in researching intersections of society as much as possible, I was intrigued when I saw Fuller’s Body of Faith available for eBook rental from University of Chicago. Let me pause quickly and praise this service. I’m located outside of a university system at the moment and acquiring appropriate resources for […]

The Residence: Inside the Private ...

<i>The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House</i> by Kate Anderson Brower

  I was poking around my library’s eBook website, looking for a few books for an upcoming beach holiday when this cover caught my eye. Thinking back to the Lee Daniels movie/saccharine revisionist history fest The Butler, I was intrigued to learn more about the employees of the White House residence. I’m glad I picked the […]

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

<i>Modern Romance</i> by Aziz Ansari

  Recently, my brother and I were taking a road trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and back. The trip is about 9 hours in total, so we looked for an audiobook that would take up most of that. Both being avid Ansari fans, we made this choice quickly. I am an advocate of listening to […]

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder...

<i>Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America</i> by Jill Leovy

  Ghettoside is a behemoth of a book. At 366 pages, it’s longer than most other non-fiction books of its ilk and it packs punches on every single page. Tracing the homicide investigation of a 18-year-old boy murdered in a drive-by shooting, Leovy peels back the layers of complications which surround the lives and deaths […]

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