In Common – October 8, 2021

I’ve got a great list of books and podcasts I’m working on this month.

I’m also peppering my reading list with the occasional middle grade or YA fiction – some I am prereading for my younger kids, and a couple just because they are fun to read.

So far, most of my time has been spent listing to Welcome to the Orthodox Church – it is a wonderful book, and the audible is narrated by the author herself. She gives an thorough but easy to understand explanation of not only Orthodox church services, but also the theology basics that are most likely to surprise or confuse someone new to the faith and traditions. It came highly recommended by others, and I can see why. I am glad I chose this book for my first deep dive into Orthodox Christianity.

My other main focus has been on How Not to Diet. The author has put gone through a ton of studies in the literature, and has put together an easy to understand narrative of what our body needs, and how the food we eat affects us.

What I’m Listening To:

Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity by Frederica Matthewes-Green

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill: A Christianity Today Podcast

What I’m Currently Reading:

How Not to Diet by Michael Gregor

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth by Avi Loeb

The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr

Practicing Prayer: A Daily Workbook by Alexander Goussetis

The Whole-brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Little, Big by John Crowley

Smart But Scattered by Peg Dawson

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