The take-home message in this book is that modern societies are really really bad because we don't feel enough of a sense of community, which is really really important to humans. (Surprise!) The author illustrates this premise by showing us how happy Native American hunter/gatherer societies were before they were mowed down (and out-bred) by… Continue reading On Tribe by Sebastian Junger
For 2019, we have a great list of books planned, including feminism, mythology, theology, history, and religion. Click here to see our schedule and book descriptions.
So many books and so little time! Our list of future books includes fiction, history, psychology, theology, philosophy, and religion. Click here to find descriptions.
We've read a lot of great books on Mormon feminism, the feminine divine, Jungian archetypes, religion, and psychology. Click here to find descriptions and links to our book responses.
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
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
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