Becky's Holiday Recommendations

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A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World By Paul E. Miller, David Powlison (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul E. Miller, David Powlison (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781631466830
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Published: NavPress Publishing Group - April 5th, 2017

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!

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Classics Reimagined, Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen, Alice Pattullo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Alice Pattullo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781631590764
Published: Rockport Publishers - October 1st, 2015

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!

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How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

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.

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The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735266124
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Published: Tundra Books - August 31st, 2021

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.

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Hana Khan Carries On By Uzma Jalaluddin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593336366
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Published: Berkley - April 13th, 2021

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!

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An Ember in the Ashes By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595148049
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Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

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!

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The Space Between Worlds By Micaiah Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593156919
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Published: Del Rey - June 1st, 2021

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!

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Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation By Kristin Kobes Du Mez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631499050
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Published: Liveright - June 8th, 2021

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.