Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:
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Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious: Reframed and Expanded
( Broadleaf Books )
We can’t just be done with religion, argues David Dark. The fact of religion is the fact of us. Religion is the witness of everything we’re up to–for better or worse.
David Dark is one of today’s most respected thinkers, public intellectuals, and cultural critics at the intersection of faith and culture. Since its original release, Dark’s Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious has become essential reading for those engaged in the conversation on religion in contemporary American society. Now, Dark returns to his classic text and offers us a revised, expanded, and reframed edition that reflects a more expansive understanding, employs inclusive language, and tackles the most pressing issues of the day.
With the same keen powers of cultural observation, candor, and wit his readers have come to know and love, Dark weaves in current themes around the pandemic and vaccine responses, Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements, Critical Race Theory, and more. By looking intentionally at our weird religious background (we all have one), he helps us acknowledge the content of our everyday existence–the good, the bad, and the glaringly inconsistent. When we make peace with the idea of being religious, we can more practically envision an undivided life.
***READ an excerpt from this book…