Book Review: Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo


Heidi Eljarbo’s historical fiction novel, Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition, is a story about the persecution of witches in Rossby, Norway, in the 17th century.   According to Britannica, witchcraft is the “exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control people or events, practices typically involving sorcery or magic.” Although difficult to know … Continue reading Book Review: Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo

November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari


Truly fascinating and unique, Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, is a detailed, engaging summary of the history of human beings. Harari demonstrates how humans are the only species willing and able to believe what only exists in the imagination such as money, human rights, religion, and states. He brilliantly weaves … Continue reading November Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer


Did you know there is a very violent group called Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden”) in Nigeria kidnapping women and girls for the purpose of converting them to radical Islam? The Boko Haram refers to themselves as the “Group of People for Sunnah for the Preaching of Islam and Jihad.” Their goal is … Continue reading February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer

June Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by John W. Loftus


“In their most inner thoughts, even the most devout Christians know that there is something illegitimate about belief. Underneath their profession of faith there is a sleeping giant of doubt….In my experience, the best way to conquer doubt is to yield to it.” – Dan Barker, pastor-turned-atheist The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by … Continue reading June Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails edited by John W. Loftus

November Book Review:  I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai


“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” These are the words of Malala Yousafzai, spoken in 2014 in Oslo, Norway, as the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai, a Pashtun Pakistani, … Continue reading November Book Review:  I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

February Book Review: DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason by Seth Andrews


In DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason, author Seth Andrews describes his journey from Christian to atheist. Born the son of Christian ministers and raised since a very young age to follow Christ, Andrews relates his life experiences chronologically and demonstrates how he eventually embraces full atheism and becomes the creator of one of the … Continue reading February Book Review: DEconverted: a journey from religion to reason by Seth Andrews