Four books have recently been added to the Berkey library:
Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us, by Timothy McMahan King who ended up as millions of others have: addicted. King eventually learned to manage pain without opioids–but not before he began asking profound questions about the spiritual and moral nature of addiction, the companies complicit in creating the opioid epidemic, and the paths toward healing and recovery.
Unraptured: How End Times Theology Gets it Wrong, by Zack Hunt. As a teenager living in the buckle of the Bible Belt, Zach Hunt was convinced the rapture would happen at any moment. But when it didn’t happen, Hunt’s tightly wound faith began to unravel. If he had been wrong about the rapture, what else about his faith might not hold water? Unraptured uses signs of our times to reorient our understanding of the gospel around Jesus’ call to love the least of these.
Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, by Rachel Held Evans, NY Times bestselling author who was recently deceased at the age of 37. She examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories and even a short screenplay. Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries.
Two Old Women, by Velma Wallis. Based on a real Athabaskan Indian legend passed along from mothers to daughters for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story–with a surprise ending–of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game. A story of betrayal, courage and survival