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Finding my father: How the Gospel heals the pain of fatherlessness

Not only does Blair Linne share her experiences in seeking her father and the affect that not having a father in her life had as she was growing up, but she also shares her faith very eloquently.

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The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis

The story is largely based on Lewis’s autobiography Surprised by Joy, and contains multiple discussions about faith, reasons for believing God, basic theism versus Christianity, and what it means to believe that Jesus was God.

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Permission to be Black: My Journey with Jay-Z and Jesus

“I am surprised you are still alive.”

A.D. Thomason wasn’t expecting his therapist to say that. Coming from a large African-American family in Detroit, with an absent father and various other traumas, Thomason was very familiar with pain. Like many African-American men, he had been taught to keep all those things in, that “we don’t talk about these things.” With more therapy, he came to understand his own pain and find ways to heal from it. He describes what that journey looked like, and his discovery that he didn’t have to keep his problems bottled up or dissociate from his past by buying into a majority American culture ideal that denied his ethnic roots. As he tells his story, Thomason gives readers “Cheat Codes,” summarizing the lessons he learned that led to new freedom.

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