Books

Spiritual guidance in a confusing world

Books | Four counseling books
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/24/20, 11:36 am

You’re Not Enough (And That’s Okay) by Allie Beth Stuckey: Sometimes worldly lies can sneak into churches and books labeled Christian. Stuckey takes on five common lies women hear, including “You are enough,” “You determine your truth,” and “You’re perfect the way you are.” Stuckey explains where to look for these lies and the Biblical truth that corrects them. But she also explains the grain of truth in each lie—why they sometimes seem to resonate but leave women feeling empty.

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Are you a racist?

Books | Critical thinking about deceptive polling
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/24/20, 11:28 am

White Too Long by Robert P. Jones (Simon & Schuster, 2020) was No. 3 among Amazon’s “history of Christianity” books on Sept. 6. That’s both good and bad news: Jones provides useful information on white supremacy but builds a sinkhole too far by constructing a 15-question test and claiming the answers show white evangelicals are racists.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Falling back with looks at the past

Books | Fall Books: Twenty-five history books and biographies in a trying year
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/23/20, 02:27 pm

Where have you gone, Dwight Eisenhower? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. 

Based on mail from WORLD members, many are reading more during coronavirus time—and history books plus biographies or autobiographies remain their favorites. So as we spiral toward the Nov. 3 presidential election, three new biographies of the mid-20th-century general and president are worth a look. In this 75th year since the end of World War II I’m also recommending five more books connected to the war and 17 other well-­written histories.

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