Books we’re reading now

7/6/19 Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind Johnston MP Stories of an ex-Catholic, a former Mormon, and a clandestine Muslim apostate, for whom trust in human capacity for reason led them to make the necessary (and intermediate) step in faith development, giving up a literal religious interpretation; stories of people at the ‘mystic’ level: those who see paradox in truth.
8/17/19 Women Who Run With the Wolves Chapter 5 – Hunting: When the Heart is a Lonely Hunter (the Skeleton Woman story) Estes CP Skeleton Woman began as a living woman, who suffered brutally from the hands of former lovers/loved ones. Destroyed, she sinks to the bottom of a body of water and her flesh rots away. Later she is discovered by a fisherman, and it becomes a tale of healing and love.
10/19/19 Sapiens Harrari S The story of human history over the last 100,000 years, about how we evolved to be more cooperative, and about how we came to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism.
12/21/19 Rough Stone Rolling Bushman R Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations.

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