All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe
In All Things Reconsidered, popular podcaster Knox McCoy uses a unique blend of humor, pop culture references, and personal stories to show how a willingness to reconsider ideas can actually help us grow ourselves, our lives, and our beliefs.
In this laugh-out-loud defense of reconsideration, Knox dives into topics l ...more
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I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book provided to me by the publisher.
While I was reading this book, I laughed aloud so many times that eventually my husband stopped asking me, "What's so funny?" and instead kept his head down and pretended not to be embarrassed by my unadulterated glee. After I finished reading this book, he and I had long, enthusiastic conversations about topics like marriage, hell, and the stances of our faith communities. Sharing this is perhaps the bes...more
Towards the end of the book, he brings u ...more
I need you to know that I’m a huge fan girl of The Popcast. I am a Patreon Best Friend of the Show. I listen to every episode Knox and Jamie produce as soon as they drop. I have attended two live shows to see them thus far, and one of the photos I took with them is framed in my house. They are funny and smart and real. One of the things I love most about them is their podcast The Bible Binge. They approach stories i ...more
It’s going into our fourthish month of coronavirus social-distancing. Anti-racism is a big deal as in the last few weeks George Floyd was killed by a white cop while three others stood by and let it happen. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have come to light and there have been protests, riots, looting, a call for justice.
All that said, I’ve had to reconsider a lot of what I believe recently. In the past 5-10 years I’ve reconsidered what I was taught as a ...more
"It is my belief that we're currently in the middle of a cultural overdose on authenticity — but without that necessary companion of vulnerability. I love that we're all being so authentic and genuine. But to me, the best connections come ...more
I received an ARC of th ...more
"So, look, in a lot of ways this may be a weird read. First off, it's not fiction. So it's already not like the other books because it's not 'The Girl Next Door's Husband's Wife in Cabin 32 Who Went Miss ...more
The most impactful to me were the chapters on faith, as his q ...more
Not many books make me laugh out loud. This one did. Very few books make me see myself in its pages. This one did.
Knox McKoy takes a lot of the everyday things we accept as factual and asks the reader to reconsider how s/he has come to his or her own beliefs. He also manages to thoughtfully and delightfully explore his process.
All Things Reconsidered is a l ...more
The bulk of this book is just anecdotes about the life of the au ...more
All Things Reconsidered is not a traditional self-help book. It’s author, Knox McCoy, is not here to say, “You should live your life the way I do. Here’s why and a 657-step plan to help you do so”. Neither does he say, “Trash all your stupid, outdated beliefs and start from scratch”.
Knox McCoy is here to say, “We all change and grow as we’re exposed to new things throughout our lives. Our beliefs should change and grow with us. Let me give you some examples from my life that will mak ...more
So many times that idea doesn’t even make sense anymore. A large range of emotions can happen when we are challenged to think differently.
Maybe we are scared of what that new idea holds?
Maybe we know that new idea is going to be hard?
Maybe it makes us question much more about ourselves and that seems scary?
Maybe it makes us uncomfortable? ...more