Religion & Spirituality

The White Mosque is Sofia Samatar’s thoughtful, gorgeously written account of a fringe Mennonite group in Central Asia, and her own search for self-understanding as a brown girl in a Germanic tradition.

The White Mosque is Sofia Samatar’s thoughtful, gorgeously written account of a fringe Mennonite group in Central Asia, and her own search for self-understanding as a brown girl in a Germanic tradition.

In her debut memoir, Daniella Mestyanek Young ponders not the differences between the cult she grew up in and the U.S. Army, but their similarities.

In her debut memoir, Daniella Mestyanek Young ponders not the differences between the cult she grew up in and the U.S. Army, but their similarities.

The history of Abraham Lincoln and his enthrallment with spiritualism has never been more surprising than in Terry Alford‘s In the Houses of Their Dead.

The history of Abraham Lincoln and his enthrallment with spiritualism has never been more surprising than in Terry Alford‘s In the Houses of Their Dead.

To read Michelle D. Hord’s memoir is to witness a mother who lost everything and yet stood to tell the tale and dared to remain vulnerable.

To read Michelle D. Hord’s memoir is to witness a mother who lost everything and yet stood to tell the tale and dared to remain vulnerable.

After a lifetime trying to outrun her difficult childhood, a literal bolt of lightning changed Unitarian minister Jen Crow’s life in an instant.

After a lifetime trying to outrun her difficult childhood, a literal bolt of lightning changed Unitarian minister Jen Crow’s life in an instant.

Marisa Renee Lee describes the long haul of loss and speaks directly and compassionately to those who are experiencing it.

Marisa Renee Lee describes the long haul of loss and speaks directly and compassionately to those who are experiencing it.

Casper ter Kuile argues that any habit or practice can become sacred through ritual, allowing us to develop our own modern versions of spiritual life.

Casper ter Kuile argues that any habit or practice can become sacred through ritual, allowing us to develop our own modern versions of spiritual life.

Across Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland and South Africa, McRay regales us with spellbinding narratives that illustrate the power of stories to reconcile.

Across Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland and South Africa, McRay regales us with spellbinding narratives that illustrate the power of stories to reconcile.

Kreis Beall, who helped create Blackberry Farm, one of the South’s most heavenly resorts, explores in lyrical prose what happens when her life falls apart.

Kreis Beall, who helped create Blackberry Farm, one of the South’s most heavenly resorts, explores in lyrical prose what happens when her life falls apart.

Kisner’s essays reflect on Kierkegaard, her early Christian conversion and waiting for the subway to guide us through our own emptiness in search of fullness.

Kisner’s essays reflect on Kierkegaard, her early Christian conversion and waiting for the subway to guide us through our own emptiness in search of fullness.

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