Reflections on Ezekiel

As I mentioned in the first Ezekiel post, the timing here is contemporary with several of books but the exact timing is a little confusing. I have looked in the study section of my Bible and gone on Google and looked for more exact dates, but nothing makes a whole lot of sense with where it sits. That’s not to call the information inconsistent, I’m … Continue reading Reflections on Ezekiel

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Review: I have to admit that creating education opportunities in other countries has been one of my favorite things to read about since I read Half the Sky over two years ago. It’s one of those things that serve both my feminist ideals since these school almost always help girls get an education as well and my Christian ideals because these schools have proven time and … Continue reading Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

7 books for Black History Month

Last week, I posted 10 Memoirs for Black History Month, but there’s more to celebrating Black History than memoirs, right? Here are seven books that address contributions or issues specific to African Americans. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire … Continue reading 7 books for Black History Month

The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

Review: I know Mondays are generally reserved for women’s memoirs but I’m prepared to make a special exception, particularly for men like Frederick Douglass who were such a huge part of destroying toxic systems. Today it seems like common sense that slavery was a horrible institution of which no good follower of Christ could possibly participate in but that was clearly not always the case. … Continue reading The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Review: My first Read Harder 2018 book! This was my choice for task #8, a comic written or illustrated by a person of color. Though I try to read about other cultures, I do have a tendency to get the terms for things mixed up. I do this with my own mix of Cuban and American things, routinely forgetting what my mom calls some  things … Continue reading Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Champions Volume 1: Change the World

Review:  I am absolutely in love with the Champions! I had a feeling I would enjoy it given how much I adore Kamala Khan but this went far beyond my expectations. After the events of Civil War II (discussed here and here), several of the younger Avengers are fed up and quit. They joined the Avengers in the first place because they were more than … Continue reading Champions Volume 1: Change the World

Ezekiel 40-48: Visions of the New Temple

Ezekiel’s last vision is all about what happens when the Israelites return from exile. There are plans for the new temple, requirements for sacrifices and the behavior of both the prince and priests, and the division of land among the tribes. Chapters forty, forty one, and forty two Ezekiel gets another big vision where he has been picked up and taken somewhere by some man. … Continue reading Ezekiel 40-48: Visions of the New Temple

10 Memoirs for Black History Month

So I know that everyone is going to have differing opinions on whether or not someone should be American for this list, but I didn’t want to be that limiting. There are many great stories of African-Americans but there also great stories of people who are African or have African heritage but are not American and their stories should be shared too. Title links go … Continue reading 10 Memoirs for Black History Month

In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

Review: I am so in love with this book. First of all, I had a different impression of what a “liberal education” was when I picked the book. I thought of it in the “not conservative” way and not so much the liberal arts degree that Zakaria was actually going for. I was always going to be an easy sell on that, having an English … Continue reading In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

Ezekiel 33-39: Prophecies about Israel

The last set of prophecies were about other nations around Israel and there is still one of those here, but these are mostly about Israel or Judah and what’s to come for them. Chapter thirty three God sets up a watch system so that some people may be spared and then reminds them why they will perish as mentioned in previous chapters. After all the … Continue reading Ezekiel 33-39: Prophecies about Israel