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Jana Riess is the author, co-author, or editor of many books, including:

"The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice"
"Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor"
"The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . . Now with 68% More Humor!"

She is a senior columnist for Religion News Service and holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. She speaks often to media about issues pertaining to religion in America.


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For President Joe Biden, an Inauguration filled with faith

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Quoting the Bible, President Joe Biden declared: Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning. 'We will get through this together!'

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Flunking Sainthood: A Year ...

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What Would Buffy Do? The Va...

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The Next Mormons: How Mille...

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Prayer Wheel by Patton Dodd
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It was an incredible privilege to get to work on this book, and to be one of the first people in the modern era to try to crack the code of this ancient prayer practice that has been lost to history. I can testify that the Wheel contains many mysteri ...more
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It was an incredible privilege to get to work on this book, and to be one of the first people in the modern era to try to crack the code of this ancient prayer practice that has been lost to history. I can testify that the Wheel contains many mysteri ...more
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Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
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The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
The Boston Girl
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What a delightful read. Addie Baum is a heroine with both spice and compassion, and Diamant also creates an intriguing cast of characters around Addie.

Addie becomes a sort of female Forrest Gump of the early twentieth century, navigating the immigra
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Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet
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I wanted to like this book more than I did. There are certainly some very witty observations and wry moments. Overall, though, it was impossible to root for a character as vapid and judgmental as Deb.
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Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman
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I liked the concept of this collection very much: to write stories around the also-rans of women's history, the ones who influenced events in important ways but have largely become footnotes in the annals. However, the execution was uneven. Some of t ...more
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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Erik Larson has a rare talent for finding the small human stories in larger historical events, bringing history to life with memorable characters. In this book, we get some of the famous people -- including the grieving White House widower Woodrow Wi ...more
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
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If you like epic historical fiction with complex characters, this novel is very satisfying. Both of the main female characters are beautifully rendered and complicated as they attempt to survive World War II France with their integrity intact. The ma ...more
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“A peace washed over me when I knew God had marked me as HIS crazy person.”
Jana Riess

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. — MOTHER TERESA”
Jana Riess, Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. — ANNE FRANK”
Jana Riess, Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor

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The History Book ...: THE BIBLE 48 449 May 26, 2020 06:05PM  
“A peace washed over me when I knew God had marked me as HIS crazy person.”
Jana Riess

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. — MOTHER TERESA”
Jana Riess, Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. — ANNE FRANK”
Jana Riess, Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor

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