Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg

Marcus J. Borg is one of the founders of the “New Paradigm” of Christianity where study of the bible is done through the lens of the first century Christians. This approach yields a rich metaphorical context where “setting biblical passages in their ancient context makes them come alive. It enables us to see meanings in these ancient text that would otherwise be hidden from sight”.
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The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

This is a strong, beautiful novel about life of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas in 1950s South Dakota when Congress considered terminating the reservation and kicking out all the Native Americans. Two main characters are Patrice, and her uncle Thomas who fights against the termination bill.

Louise Erdrich won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2021 with this work.
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