Friday, May 20, 2016

An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation by Nyasha Junior

This is a great introduction.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

Truman and I listened to this. I thought it was fascinating.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Truman G. Madsen Story by Barnard Madsen

I enjoyed learning about Madsen's life; I didn't enjoy the hagiographic and pedantic tone.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church

This was solid. Not phenomenal, but solid.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Mormon Missionary by Robert Lively

Lively is a retired (non-LDS) religious studies professor who has written a non-judgmental, thorough, and fascinating study of the LDS missionary program. Every prospective missionary should read this; most members of the church and many non-members as well would find it well worth the time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Subversive Jesus by Craig Greenfield

Part of this were phenomenal and parts really, really annoyed me.

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

So here's the thing: this is a decent read, but when the marketing people compare it to World War Z and The Martian, they set it up to fail by pegging the expectations way, way too high. 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Mormon Jesus: A Biography by John G. Turner

Important and fascinating.

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