Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Wow! Powerful! Powerful! Powerful!
This book will be in contention for my favorite book of the year. I would say it currently holds that position and we will see if anything comes up that matches it or beats it. A quick synopsis, this is an autobiography of Chanel Miller during her journey as she was assaulted by Brock Turner, had to fight for her own justice and all the crazy twists and turns that took, and finally it chronicles the aftermath of the trail.
Chanel Miller grabs your attention and holds it for the whole book. She writes it in a way that allows you to strap in right beside her on this journey. She chronicles everything, from being assaulted to being a survivor. I felt like I myself experienced everything she went through. It has opened my eyes to the ups and lows a survivor will go through. It has also taught me that it is okay to take a moment and allow yourself to feel what you are feeling at that moment.
I will note that this can potentially be triggering. It goes into detail about the assault as it was talked about in court and about her time in the I will note that this can potentially be triggering. It goes into detail about the assault as it was talked about in court and about her time in the hospital after the assault. There is a language too if that is also of concern. It is raw and real, and I believe it shows you the torment a survivor has to go through.
As for my recommendation, it would be a STRONG RECOMMENDATION
Playing with Holy Fire by Michael L. Brown
I thought the book was going to be one thing, and it ended up being another; that is what I get for not reading the back cover and only reading the title. Playing with Holy Fire is all about the weaknesses and issues inside the Charismatic movement. I would say this wasn’t a very personal book in terms of gripping me with conviction. But it was interesting and thought-provoking. I would say that the stories and testimonies he shares in the book are the best part, it fleshes the points out more than any other part of the book.
For my recommendation, it would be a solid recommendation.