All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe

All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe

by Knox McCoy
All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe

All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe

by Knox McCoy


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Are you able to give your first impressions a second look? In this lighthearted and humorous take on life, Knox McCoy explores questioning and examining long-held ideas that no longer represent how we think.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785220923
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,072,757
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Knox McCoy loves laughing and making people laugh. Really anything that’s laughter-adjacent, he’s into. He’s also super into the word swashbuckling, and his dream is to one day use it in a bio.

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

Introduction xv

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

Conclusion 229

Acknowledgments 235

About the Author 239

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