My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading, follow my Goodreads page.
I recently read and loved:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
|A moving account of one man's quest to right the wrongs of the unjustly imprisoned and sentenced to death.|
We Are Called to Be a Movement by William J. Barber II
This book is a sermon given by Reverend William Barber at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Reverend Barber is one of the foremost civil rights leaders of our country right now and deserves to be placed in the pantheon of other great civil rights leaders of past and present. His connection to social justice with scripture is masterful and his words give me hope. This sermon connects two verses of scripture one from the book of psalms and one from the gospel of Luke to show that the people that society shuns and rejects are the ones Jesus calls on to be a movement for change. So in rejecting the rejected, we are going against the teachings of Jesus and scripture.
Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage by Tori Amos
The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu
Lift by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat