Mailbox Monday – 10/15

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

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I picked up two from NetGalley this week.

Mailbox Monday – 10/15Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan
Published by Del Rey Books on October 23, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction
Pages: 544
Format: eARC
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From the moment Richard K. Morgan’s dazzling debut, Altered Carbon, burst onto the scene, it was clear that a distinctive new voice had arrived to shake up science fiction. His subsequent novels—including the sequels Broken Angels and Woken Furies—confirmed him as a master of hard-boiled futuristic thrillers. Now Morgan returns to the world of SF noir with a riveting tale of crime, corruption, and deadly crisis on a planet teetering close to the edge.

On a Mars where ruthless corporate interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex–professional enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that’s made him a human killing machine. But he’s had enough of the turbulent red planet, and all he wants is a ticket back home—which is just what he’s offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator. It’s a beyond-easy gig for a heavy hitter like Veil . . . until it isn’t.

When Veil’s charge, Madison Madekwe, starts looking into the mysterious disappearance of a lottery winner, she stirs up a hornet’s nest of intrigue and murder. And the deeper Veil is drawn into the dangerous game being played, the more long-buried secrets claw their way to the Martian surface. Now it’s the expert assassin on the wrong end of a lethal weapon—as Veil stands targeted by powerful enemies hellbent on taking him down, by any means necessary.

Mailbox Monday – 10/15Not Your White Jesus by Sheri Faye Rosendahl
Published by Westminster John Knox Press on October 9, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Religion & Spirituality
Pages: 176
Format: eARC
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Jesus is not white. Jesus is not American. Jesus does not want to make America great. While many of us grew up looking at gleaming portraits of Jesus with blond, flowing hair and hearing sermons reaffirming that we have the answers to save a fallen world, the real Jesus--a Middle Eastern Jew preaching radical, humble, self-emptying love--calls us to a different life.

As we see oppression and hate run rampant in our nation, it's as if Christianity has lost sight of the red letters altogether. Sheri Faye Rosendahl takes a look at important social issues in our society, the responses of American Christians, and the true ways behind the red letters. Not Your White Jesus addresses the need to reexamine the true ways of Jesus that we find clearly in the red letters, enabling readers to discover what it truly means to follow the ways of Jesus in contrast to following the ways of the American Christian elite.

About Sheri Faye Rosendahl

Sheri Faye Rosendahl

Sheri Faye Rosendahl writes on topics that tend to make people either wildly uncomfortable or woke or both.Topics like – religion, social issues, love, White-Jesus, and that Palestinian refugee guy who also liked to talk about these types of topics like two-thousandish years ago.

She and her husband, Rich, run a non-profit called The Nations, dedicated to peace and humanitarian work – both domestically and abroad – with refugees from the Middle East.

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