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2017 Book Recommendations

Posted on December 21st, 2017

Goodreads made this list from my reading, but here are my direct recommendations: Non-fiction: Changing Lenses: a life-altering introduction to Restorative Justice.Weapons of Math Destruction: this book about big data misuse was a great resource for my talk on big data security (indybigdatasecurity.com).Conflict is not Abuse: A nuanced, challenging, imperfect, and incredibly important book about how we respond to conflict, and how trauma- and supremacy-based anxieties affect those responses.H...

Book Review: Jesus Untangled

Posted on April 23rd, 2017

“Are we willing to lay aside our lust for political power and influence in order to humble ourselves and take up the cross of Jesus?" This is the question Keith Giles asks in Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb. This was a good book that I would encourage anyone to read. Like those who have written on the topic before (such as Brian Zahnd or the foreword author Greg Boyd), Keith demonstrates how easy it is to make an idol of our country of residence, pl...

Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist