Becky's Holiday Recommendations
As a Christian, prayer is one of the most fundamental aspects of my daily life. It can also be one of the hardest aspects of daily life. This book is full of short and easy to digest chapters. This the best book I've ever read on prayer!
The classic story you already love, but with beautiful folkloric illustrations! This gorgeous book is sure to be the perfect gift for yourself or the Jane Austen lover in your life!
If you're an ally and have no idea where to start, this book is for you. How to be an Antiracist is told with stories from Kendi's childhood coupled with real history. I learned so much. Kendi ends the book with easy actionable steps.
Two indigenous children in the foster system in Canada stumble into an icy world from their attic. They find a community of talking animals who are starving; they’re world ruined by the last selfish human who came into their realm. The children must go on a journey to fix what the last human destroyed. Along the way, they’ll learn the importance of community and family heritage.
Inspired by You’ve Got Mail, Hana works part-time at her family’s halal restaurant—the only one in their close knit community. Hana really wants to work in radio. She’s torn between supporting her family and their business and living her dream. Things get complicated when a handsome stranger arrives to start a competing halal restaurant in their neighborhood. Oh this means war! I laughed out loud multiple times while reading! This light read was so enjoyable!
Inspired by ancient Rome, the Martial Empire is cruel and controlling to anyone who isn’t a Martial. Laia is a lowly scholar healer. When her brother is taken as a prisoner, Laia must find a way to rescue him. She begins spying by becoming a slave to the cruel Commandant. She meets the soldier Elias who is looking for a way to leave his brutal culture. Deadly alliances must be made. This fantasy series is incredible!
In the near future, a tech billionaire has discovered a way to travel through earth’s 380 multiverses. The only catch, you can only travel if you’re doppelganger has already died. Cara is a traverser whose doppelgangers are dead on 372 other worlds. When Cara’s parallel self mysteriously dies in one of the few worlds she’s alive in, Cara will travel and set in motion a journey through the multiverse that uncovers many secrets!
Having grown up in the Evangelical Christian national movement full of all its patriarchy, culture wars, and racist adjacent rhetoric, this book was a historical journey to how and why 81% of white evangelicals voted for arguably the least “Christian-like” presidential candidate in recent history. This book looks at culture and Christianity from the early 1900s till today. This is a great read for history buffs, political junkies, and yes, even Christians.