What would it mean to really examine what you think you know about yourself and your beliefs? To not just rely on the cliches you’ve always recited to yourself but to look deeply into why you think what you think?
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 changing your mind, Knox dives into a variety of topics including:
- Are participation trophies truly the worst?
- Is it really worth it to be a ride-or-die sports fan?
- Do we believe in God because of the promise of heaven—or the threat of hell?
- Does prayer work? Is anyone even there?
In a world where we’re divided by political, social, and religious differences, All Things Reconsidered is a hilarious and insightful book of essays that reminds us of the value of reflection and open-mindedness.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Knox began podcasting in 2011 as a way to talk more about popular culture, and to his extreme surprise, he’s still doing via The Popcast with Knox and Jamie and The Bible Binge.
As a resident of the South, Knox’s heritage is to enjoy football and barbecue, and he does so with great passion. He also enjoys zombie movies, police procedurals, and a good Netflix binge.
Knox lives with his wife and three kids in Birmingham, Alabama, where he works as the swashbuckling cofounder of The Popcast Media Group.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jamie Golden xi
How to Read This Book xxi
Part 1 Reconsider Self
Chapter 1 Wheatfield with Crows 3
Chapter 2 Boy, Change Your Face 9
Chapter 3 Pronunciations 15
Chapter 4 What If I Don't Want to be an Introvert? 19
Chapter 5 Going Too Hard in a School Play 27
Chapter 6 Friendship 33
Chapter 7 Streaking at a Taco Bell 43
Chapter 8 Wait for It 49
Chapter 9 Sex Scenes 59
Chapter 10 Masculinity 65
Part 2 Reconsider Life
Chapter 11 Participation Trophies 73
Chapter 12 Birthdays 77
Chapter 13 The Half-Marathon Man 83
Chapter 14 Kid Names 91
Chapter 15 Home 99
Chapter 16 Big Bird 109
Chapter 17 Bedtime 113
Chapter 18 Midday Naps 119
Chapter 19 Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan 123
Chapter 20 Sports Teams 131
Part 3 Reconsider Beliefs
Chapter 21 Uncle Joey 141
Chapter 22 Change Will Do You Good 147
Chapter 23 In the Beginning 155
Chapter 24 The Good Place 165
Chapter 25 The God Card 171
Chapter 26 The Bad Place 177
Chapter 27 Preachers-In-Sneakers 191
Chapter 28 The Mournful Detective 197
Chapter 29 Prayer 211
Chapter 30 What Keeps You? 223
About the Author 239