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A Week In the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman by Holly Beers brings the first century teachings of Paul to life for modern readers. I will refer to this book when preparing sermons on St. Paul's teachings in the future.
In Near the Exit, Travels of the Not-So-Grim Reaper, Lori Erickson, travel writer and Episcopal deacon, takes readers on a spiritual journey to face death head on in order to learn about what makes us human.
50 Essential Etiquette Lessons by Katherine Flannery is the perfect etiquette book for the modern age. A tiny book chock full of great tips and advice, this reference guide is great for young professionals.
Calhoun's latest book, WHY WE CAN'T SLEEP, offers hope for all women (especially Generation X) who are dealing with the struggles of aging. We are not invisible after 40.
The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright & Cass Grafton is a delightful story of books, time travel, and friendship.
Why do women love horses? What does our love of horses say bout us? Reading Halley's book was refreshing because it felt as if I finally had the opportunity to sit down with a well spoken and very well educated friend and talk through these questions. She uses stories from her own personal history with horses (some of which made me cry) as well as different sociological and psychological frameworks. She also shares results from an interview she conducted with self-identified "horse crazy," women. The results, especially the way "horse crazy," impacts members of the disability community, were fascinating.
Gould's playful work is purr-fect for anyone who wishes that she knew a little bit more about art history. This book won't make you into an overnight art history expert (which makes sense, because that isn't her goal), but it WILL use adorable cat paintings to introduce you to the major developments of art history in the Western World.