On November 17, Siouxland Libraries moved its audiobooks from the RBdigital app to OverDrive. You can now access titles through the OverDrive website, the OverDrive app, and OverDrive’s newest app, called Libby.
Why the change?
RBdigital merged with OverDrive and the RBdigital app will be retired at the end of this year.
What do I do now?
Holds on your RBdigital account did NOT transfer to OverDrive. However, you can download the OverDrive or Libby app and place new holds today.
To learn more about RBdigital’s transition to OverDrive, click here, or call us at 367-8700.
Everything is Spiritualby Rob BellWhat it's about: This impassioned memoir of a former evangelical Christian minister who left behind his megachurch in search of a more inclusive faith community includes his reflections on his faith journey, mysticism, and situating yourself in the universe.
About the author: Rob Bell founded the Mars Hill Bible Church near Grand Rapids, Michigan before leaving in 2011 after the publication of Love Wins. His other books include What We Talk About When We Talk About God.
White Too Longby Robert P. JonesWhat it is: A comprehensive, well-researched exploration of racism in American Christianity and a compelling call to action for modern Christians to address the sins of the past and work for a more inclusive present.
God's Shadowby Alan MikhailWhat it's about: The reign of Sultan Selim I, whose conquests, foreign policy, and role as Caliph led to a rapid expansion of the Ottoman Empire and subsequently, the further spread of Islamic influence into an already religiously divided Europe.
Why you should read it: The Ottoman Empire was a hugely important player in Europe's turbulent 15th and 16th centuries, and God's Shadow provides an accessible view of familiar events of the Renaissance and Reformation eras from an Eastern perspective.
Books You Might Have Missed
The Power of Ritualby Casper ter KuileWhat it is: A thoughtful examination of the concept of ritual and the ways that intentionally approaching any habitual activities can enhance spiritual fulfillment.
Why you might like it: The author's deep knowledge of theology when discussing ritual in a religious context is refreshingly juxtaposed with modern ritual activities such as CrossFit, gratitude journaling, and book clubs.
About the author: Casper ter Kuile is a fellow at Harvard Divinity School who cohosts the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.
The Hope of Gloryby Jon MeachamWhat it's about: The final seven sayings attributed to Jesus from the cross, including a survey of the different references to them in the gospels, important historical and theological background to consider when reflecting upon them, and what lessons Christians can take from them today.
About the author: Jon Meacham is a journalist and editor whose previous books have included religious histories of the United States and presidential biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Andrew Jackson American Lion.
Unholyby Sarah PosnerWhat it's about: The gap between the espoused views of many "values voters" and their statistically significant backing of Donald Trump, and how some of the less savory parts of the history of Evangelical Christianity in America explain their fervent support for him.
Who it's for: Anyone interested in the intersection of religion and politics, or with the ongoing fight for the soul of Evangelical Christianity in the United States.
For All Who Hungerby Emily M.D. ScottWhat it is: The reflective and inspiring memoir of Lutheran minister Emily M.D. Scott and the unique church community she founded, St. Lydia's Dinner Church, which serves as a welcoming place for people who feel out of place in more traditional church environments.
For fans of: Rachel Held Evans, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other memoirist ministers with unique approaches to their faith.
Contact your librarian for more great books!
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