On Being a Woman in a Universe Ruled by the God of Male Supremacy

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. When he prepared the heavens, I was there. I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. Blessed [ashre] is the man that heareth me.                                 … Continue reading On Being a Woman in a Universe Ruled by the God of Male Supremacy

The Crucible of Doubt

This is a terrific book for anyone who is struggling with doubts about the LDS faith. It covers a lot of areas where questions commonly arise, such as how a benevolent and omnipotent God could allow so much suffering, how a person can continue to participate in a religion despite the flawed leadership and despite … Continue reading The Crucible of Doubt

On The Power by Naomi Alderman

This was a simultaneously enjoyable and agonizing bit of feminist literature. Alderman illustrates for readers what it is like to be a woman in today's world by flipping it on its head and imagining a universe where women are becoming the dominant sex, thanks to the development of a new biological power that renders men's … Continue reading On The Power by Naomi Alderman

One: On Native Son by Richard Wright

This was a terrific book that does an excellent job of artfully illustrating the ways that all humans are connected. One common criticism of this book is that it tackles racism by using, as its case study, a murderer and rapist. However, that is an unfair criticism of the book. There are plenty of books … Continue reading One: On Native Son by Richard Wright

Thine own understanding: A review of Educated by Tara Westover

"I believe finally, that education must be conceive as a continuing reconstruction of experience; that the process and the goal of education are one and the same thing."                                                       … Continue reading Thine own understanding: A review of Educated by Tara Westover

On Sapiens by Yuval Harari

This was a terrific book; like Guns, Germs, and Steel, it’s a book every human should read. That said, I found his perspective on human history to be quite disorienting. The most troubling part was the realization that a lot of what we build our lives upon and take for granted as objectively true is … Continue reading On Sapiens by Yuval Harari

Fowler’s Stages of Faith

  "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"                                                                                   … Continue reading Fowler’s Stages of Faith