That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Below are 5 books I recommend from those I finished reading in November. See all my recommended books here.
This week I’m sharing 5 days of 5 favorite things. Here’s the schedule.
- 5 Books I Recommend (Monday)
- 5 Things to Laugh About in 2020 (Tuesday)
- 5 Links I Love (Wednesday)
- 5 Favorite Comments on 5 Posts (Thursday)
- 5 Snapshots of Time and 1-Second Everyday Video (Friday)
1. The Color of Compromise
The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
by Jemar Tisby
Jemar Tisby gives us a history of racism through the lens of the Christian church in America. It’s not a pleasant journey. But it’s an essential one to see. He offers insights on better steps moving forward. An important book.
2. White Fragility
Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo
This one is written by a white lady to a white audience about how we as whites can learn to be less defensive when confronted about racial issues. DiAngelo helps us see things from a different perspective, a needed perspective, so we can step away from our blind biases.
3. The Paper Solution
What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It From Taking Over Your Life
by Lisa Woodruff
If you want to get a handle on your paper clutter, this is an excellent place to start. This is a how-to book, broken down into manageable steps. I hope to put more of it into practice soon.
4. Deacon King Kong
by James McBride
Set in the housing projects in New York in 1969, this novel begins with an old church deacon shooting a drug dealer. From there you see the ripple effects throughout the neighborhood of how people are affected by the shooting.
5. Transcendent Kingdom
by Yaa Gyasi
The author of this novel grew up in the largest city near me, Huntsville, Alabama. Her book is partially set in Huntsville as her family from Ghana acclimates (and doesn’t) to American culture. Both this book and Deacon King Kong have strong church themes running through them.
- Always a Guest
Speaking of Faith Far from Home
by Barbara Brown Taylor
- Searching for Certainty
Finding God in the Disruptions of Life
by Shelly Miller
- Total Meditation
Practices in Living the Awakened Life
by Deepak Chopra
The Power of Simple Decisions in a Distracted World
by Rob Hatch
- The Lazy Genius Way
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done
by Kendra Adachi
- Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
by Emmanuel Acho
What good book are YOU reading this month? Please share in the comments.
sharing with Modern Mrs. Darcy
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