Exodus is a real story about God redeeming his people from the bondage of slavery and how their difficult journey home exposed their loyalties―though wounded by Egypt, they had come to worship its gods. Most Christians don’t make golden idols like the Israelites in the wilderness, but we do set up idols on our own desert road―idols like substance abuse, pornography, gluttony, and rage. And even those who don’t know the pain of actual slavery can feel enslaved to the fear and shame that follow sexual abuse or betrayal by a spouse, for we suffer at the hands of our idols as well as those created ...
I’d moved on. Until Ben Taylor walked into my camp.
I swore off men. Forever. Period. The end.
Ben Taylor was the cause - the perfect muscled military hero.
The green-eyed angel who stole my soul.
He claimed I cheated on him.
I told him I wouldn’t cheat on the man who owned my heart.
I’ve moved on. I help other women now.
Women like me whose hearts have been smashed into pieces.
I offer them the space and support to heal. One day I might even heal myself.
"An arresting piece of popular history." ―Sean Wilentz, The New York Times Book Review
Nicholas Lemann opens this extraordinary book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This began an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth ...