In this episode, meet singer-songwriter Christy Nockels, author of The Life You Long For, New York Times bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of The Daughters of Kobani, and economic and social policy expert Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us. Listen in as these authors share the on-the-ground experiences and insights that led them to write their books, and what it was like for them to record their audiobooks.
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Christy Nockels is a singer-songwriter and worship leader for Passion Conferences and IF:Gathering. In The Life You Long For, Christy encourages listeners to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find identity in faith. This audiobook features original music by Nathan Nockels and is used with permission of the artist.
Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the worldâ€™s best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace.
From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, economist Heather McGhee found a common root problem in the American economy: racism. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racismâ€™s costs.
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