Zachariah Motts

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The Wonder Paradox: Embracing the Weirdness of Existence and the Poetry of Our Lives

Warmth and enthusiasm suffuse Hecht’s enchanting prose, which make this book a moving, hopeful read.
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Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way Toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace

Each beautiful chapter develops a topic drawn from Buddhist thought, followed by a section born from interviews with contemporary practitioners and activists, a mindfulness exercise, and a concluding set of reflective queries in the Quaker style. Perfect for those who want to progress on their spiritual journey.
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Faithful Disobedience: Writings on Church and State from a Chinese House Church Movement

It is hard to avoid the historical echoes of Anabaptists and English Dissenters as a struggle for religious freedom plays out once again in a different key.
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Cain’s Act: The Origins of Hate

Though brief, this book is a rich interpretation with a depth of ethical implications, expressed clearly in Will Schutt’s translation.
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The Death of Christ: The Bible and Popular Culture vs. Archaeological and Historical Evidence

The text stays close to the primary classical sources but does not broadly engage the larger scholarly conversation about critical research and debates on the life of Jesus.
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The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith

While those who feel the borders of their Christian faith are under threat may applaud the approach, those left on the outside may find this presentation less than thrilling.

Nonverts: The Making of Ex-Christian America

Bullivant is a playful and knowledgeable guide with fascinating insight into the history and future of this phenomenon.
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Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Although an indirect way to approach a subject, even in translation there is literary sparkle to the text and plenty to learn.
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Agrarian Spirit: Cultivating Faith, Community, and the Land

For those familiar with this topic and the ecology and religion space, there isn’t much that is new or surprising. The author does, however, add an irenic, credible, hopeful voice in the often-heated debates surrounding religious involvement, human responsibility, and society’s future on this planet.
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