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Melissa Moore's Top Book Recommendations

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For the Life of the World

Theology That Makes a Difference

Christianity Today 2020 Book Award (Award of Merit, Theology/Ethics)

The question of what makes life worth living is more vital now than ever. In today's pluralistic, postsecular world, universal values are dismissed as mere matters of private opinion, and the question of what constitutes flourishing life--for ourselves, our neighbors, and the planet as a whole--is neglected in our universities, our churches, and our culture at large. Although we increasingly have technology to do almost anything, we have little sense of what is truly worth...
Recommended by Melissa Moore, and 1 others.

Melissa Moore@Bezner I love that book. (Source)

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And Other Essays

Smart, humorous, and strikingly original thoughts on race, beauty, money, and more—by one of today's most intrepid public intellectuals

Tressie McMillan Cottom, the writer, professor, and acclaimed author of Lower Ed, now brilliantly shifts gears from running regression analyses on college data to unleashing another identity: a purveyor of wit, wisdom—and of course Black Twitter snark—about all that is right and much that is so very wrong about this thing we call society. In the bestselling tradition of bell hooks and Roxane Gay, McMillan Cottom’s freshman collection illuminates a...
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Melissa MooreThe best book I read this year was Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom. I read it twice and both times found it challenging and revelatory. (Source)

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Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing--and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.
Most of us have times when, if we are honest, we'd admit to feeling like our lives are embarrassingly small and insignificant. Times when it seems like we're going through a whole lot of pain and striving without much to show for it. Like our daily pursuits don't really matter in the long run.

At times like that, we can't help wondering if we really matter--to the world or...

Christine CaineI am so excited that this book is available for pre- order today. I’ve read it twice, it is so good. Beautifully written, personal, deep, rich, full of Scripture, wisdom, insight and fascinating facts. I couldn’t put it down. Congratulations @BethMooreLPM (Source)

Melissa MooreSending my mom @bethmoorelpm all my love this morning as her new book Chasing Vines releases! I had the honor of being the first one to read each chapter & I have loved this project long before today. It is fantastic. This morning I’m sitting w/ the book in my hands, remembering. (Source)

Sarah Bond@DigitaVaticana I came to know Isidore's letter collection better due to a great chapter by Lillian Larsen addressing their place in late antique epistolography (Ch. 18). Please read the entirety of the book (but get it from the library because it is way too expensive): (Source)

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