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jan 29

Reflections on Anything


We love this blog, so we decide to repost it! If you’re looking for a great book to read this summer, this blog might inspire you to pick up the book Anything by Jennie Allen.

Everywhere we work, Reconciled World seeks to nurture truth and confront lies. We firmly believe that the lies of this world separate us from God, create poverty, feed injustice, and hold people in bondage. So we seek to identify those lies and then expose them to the light of truth. The result, by the power of God, is transformation.

The trouble is, our own lies are the hardest ones to identify. They are woven into our culture, our family, our life experiences… They feel like truth. Other people’s lies seem so obvious to us, while our own are slippery and shadowed.
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half the sky

Reflections on Half the Sky


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2009) is a best seller. It has sparked a movement with impressively famous spokespeople. So, yeah, I’m late to the party. But in case you haven’t read this important book, as I had not, I figured I should bring it to your attention.

Half the Sky is excellently written and researched. It is very educational about a wide range of issues faced by women around the world. And the authors use many personal stories to drive the narrative, which makes it readable. Obviously, it has impacted and mobilized a lot of people. But…
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jan 29

Reflections on Anything, by Jennie Allen


Everywhere we work, Reconciled World seeks to nurture truth and confront lies. We firmly believe that the lies of this world separate us from God, create poverty, feed injustice, and hold people in bondage. So we seek to identify those lies and then expose them to the light of truth. The result, by the power of God, is transformation.

The trouble is, our own lies are the hardest ones to identify. They are woven into our culture, our family, our life experiences… They feel like truth. Other people’s lies seem so obvious to us, while our own are slippery and shadowed.
Continue reading