Technically, I’ve been in school a week now. So I have no clue what everyone’s on about with this one! It’s a freebie, so I’m kind of talking about books I read for school or anything else. Some have reviews I wrote, some don’t. And there will only be seven this time!
This book holds a special place in my academic heart because it was the book I read for my world religion courses. It covers Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Yoruba. Basically, it’s a great overview of all those religions! I highly, highly recommend it.
A long time ago, I read this for a class. It was a class that talked about, in brief, how religion ordered/created/upheld racial/ethnic lines. And this was one book we read for the class. I didn’t think I would like it but I ended up loving it. I still own my annotated to hell copy!
I could, honestly, talk about Reza Aslan for all these spots. I love him. But I really enjoyed this book! I read it as an ARC and one of the gifts my parents got me was a physical copy of this book.
Just a couple weeks ago, I read this book and thought it was good! I thought it opened up my awareness to the realities that people face every day and the various intersections that can come up.
You know that teacher I had for the class about religion, race, and ethnicity? I took another class with him that was about new religious movements. One book we read? Paganism. (God I love that man. He taught the edgiest classes at my Jesuit alma mater.) I remember enjoying this one!
A long time ago, I read this book. We read a few chapters for another world religion class when we talked about the actual practice of Buddhism. I liked it so much, I got a copy for myself and read it. So good. I’m not Buddhist but I agree with most of the things she said.
And, lastly, Gladwell! I’ve read a few things by him but this was the one I really liked because I enjoyed the message about being an underdog that he presented.
What’s a favorite nonfiction book you have?