A devastating read, from cover to cover. Particularly the prologue, wherein Mary Trump really unloads on her uncle. It’s cringe worthy to bear witness to such a public family feud, but if anyone has a right to this much frustration, it’s her.
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I grew up in the Evangelical Christian world. Its various tenets that were most vaulted were:
- Missions (spreading the Gospel to other nations)
- Marriage sanctity and nuclear family (one man / one woman, having children)
- Christian education (curriculum designed for Christian families to be apart from non-Christian public education)
- American patriotism (gun rights, strict Constitutional interpretation, nationalism, pledge of allegiance, etc.)
- Republican political activism
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This post was written last year during October and was never released. If I’m going to be late, better to wait until Halloween 2020, right?
Well, it’s that time again: time to watch an obscene number of scary movies and shows in celebration of the month of Halloween.
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Here are a couple church-related recent book reviews. I tend to gravitate toward the ex-evangelical genre, as these two wonderful books attest.
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The premise of recursion, like Crouch’s other novels, is very unique. He’s definitely an up-and-coming voice in sci-fi.
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have 167 highlights and 11 notes in my Kindle for this book. That’s a new record for me. “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” is a beautiful book. Nearly every page is dripping with empathy, as Gottlieb tours us through her pyschotherapy practice, showing the inner lives and thoughts of her patients — and her own.
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I was a reluctant reader on this one. My wife recommended it highly, so I knew it was quality. But given the topic, I was afraid it would upend my life.
And I was kinda right.
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What a strange loop, this book.
No one covers eccentric personalities like Jon Ronson. I first heard the author reading some of his work on This American Life, way back when it was only a radio show before it was a podcast. His voice takes some getting used to, but it matches his subject matter each time. He’s an obsessive with an anxious edge. He sounds fragile, but he’s dogged. You’d have to be to dig this deeply into the topic of psychosis in America.
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