What Non-Fiction Are You Reading this Month (July, 2017)?
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"Extraordinary" is over-used to describe some people's lives. It's barely adequate in Li's case.
I've always thought it was good for people to have a sense of where they come from, but I didn't realize that I myself was lacking that. Awareness of the roots and traditions of New England from the colonies on down does not explain the particular influences that came through my family's involvement in the Protestant evangelical and holiness movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I'm gaining a perspective both on my parents' histories and on the things I so wholeheartedly rejected in my own turn, now seeing how they fit into the broader social fabric.
I wish I'd known more about these things decades ago. It might not have changed what I did, but it would have given me a better understanding of the context in which I grew up and perhaps a bit more charity toward some of the key players.