Today, even with all the graphic photographs, survivor accounts, and documents, there are those who downplay the Holocaust and the atrocities of World War II.
Books have always been places of safety for me, places where I can try out what it’s like to be someone else for a time, or go anywhere in the world, or open my heart to new ways of thinking.
“Empathy is a choice,” says research professor Brené Brown, “and it’s a vulnerable choice. In order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling.
The problem isn’t the inevitable moments of discomfort; it’s that I am not prepared for them. I have to stop believing that trials are the exception to the rule, when really they’re just part of life.
by Josh D. McDowell and Sean McDowell, excerpt of More Than a Carpenter.
Many people want to regard Jesus not as God but as a good, moral man or as an exceptionally wise prophet who spoke many profound truths.
As your child enters the teen years, think of your family as a team. Every team has well-defined objectives or goals, and all the players need to understand the goals and rules.
We’ll know that the Artist fashioned us just as he desired and that we’ll never lose the health and beauty he’s graciously given us.
by Randy Alcorn, excerpted from Heaven.
Educated by Tara Westover
One of my favorite genres is memoir. I had heard about Educated last year when it was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by the New York Times.