Book review: “Saints Volume 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent”

How did we get from there to here? Honestly, when the Church started putting out its new Church history, I was most excited about volume 3 because it addresses this question. We are all familiar with the events of the Restoration, but the Church today is so different. This fills part of the gap, covering the events of 1893 to 1955.

Book review: “Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College” by Mark C. Carnes

You show up to class. But instead of takings notes while your professor leads a discussion and flips through a Powerpoint, you are re-enacting the trial of Galileo. Some students argue for the new cosmology, but those denouncing it have the upper hand. I can't wait to try out my first Reacting classroom!

Book review: “The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero” by Peter S. Canellos

I'm reading again, and I started with the biography of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, The Great Dissenter I hadn't heard of Harlan before. He fought for the civil rights of African Americans from the bench in a time when white America had turned their backs. In his dissents, he called out the hypocrisy of his colleagues and set the legal footwork for the next generation.

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