Thank you @tlcbooktours & @thomasnelson for my gifted copy of ‘All Things Reconsidered‘ by Knox McCoy! (pub 6/2).
If ask just one question, does everything fall apart?
What happens when we question what we think we know?
Will our entire world unravel, leaving us directionless, in a perpetual state of doubt?
Or will discover that our instincts were right the first time around–only now we can articulate more authentically what we know to be true?
Podcaster Knox McCoy is convinced of the power of rethinking, whether we’re reexamining the movies & music we love or our deepest convictions about family & faith. In this laugh-out-loud defense of questioning what we believe, Knox brings his signature humorous, self-deprecating style to these topics & others:
*Are participation trophies truly the scourge of our times?
*Is it really worth it to be a ride-or-die sports fan?
*Where is home, & what does it mean to leave it behind?
*Do we believe in God because of the promise of heaven—or the threat of hell?
*Does prayer work? Is anyone even there?
This book is the catalyst we need to courageously ask the questions that will lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves—& God. It’s time to start reconsidering.
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this book before I started it, but let me just say, there’s a reason it (& McCoy’s previous book, ‘The Wondering Years’) has a 5-star rating on Amazon…it’s hilarious! I knew right away I’d like it after the first paragraph in the ‘How to Read This Book’ section:
“So, look, in a lot of ways this may be a weird read. First off, it’s not fiction. So it’s already not like the other books because it’s not ‘The Girl Next Door’s Husband’s Wife in Cabin 32 Who Went Missing and May Be Dead or Dying’.”
Like seriously, did he write that spot on for me (& many of you!) or what?
There’s a lot of pop culture references, which I always dig, including many from ‘Hamilton’ which ya’ll know I LOVE! (& if ya don’t know, now ya know… 👈A.Ham reference) Even the footnotes in this book are funny! I found myself annotating/underlining throughout the book, too! McCoy takes things we consider one way, whether it be good or bad, & explains how maybe if we reconsidered it another way, how it will change the way we look at it.
‘All Things Reconsidered’ is a quick, thought-provoking, witty, unexpected, & captivating read. I will be ordering ‘The Wondering Years’ now & listening to ‘The Popcast’ as well!
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‘The Wondering Years’ by Knox McCoy (2018, Thomas Nelson)
Yes, you can love God and binge Netflix!
Podcaster Knox McCoy, co-host of The Popcast with Knox and Jamie, tells hilarious stories about how pop culture helped him answer life’s biggest questions in his debut book, The Wondering Years. Through books, television, music and movies, Knox found many of the answers he was searching for about God and why we’re all here.
When you hear the phrase pop culture, you likely think reality television, boy bands or Real Housewives of various cities. While these are elements of popular culture, they aren’t all it has to offer. Pop culture may not cure diseases or make scientific breakthroughs, but it does play a vital role in the story of humanity.
From the first time he was punched in the face to saving dog souls as a canine evangelist, Knox reflects on how pop culture has helped shape his life and carve out the foundation of his faith. While the three cultural tentpoles—the South, the Church, and Sports—defined many aspects of his East Tennessee upbringing, it was pop culture that influenced Knox and his sense of the world at large.
What others are saying about ‘All Things Reconsidered’:
‘It has been my great luck to find Knox McCoy. His effortless, on-the-spot humor, while making me seethe with envy, absolutely translates to the page in All Things Reconsidered. In this book, you will find masterful storytelling, relatable humanity, and an unexpected story about picking up Cheesy Gorditas from Taco Bell in the drive-through with a naked friend. I’m just saying there is a lot in here, all hilarious and surprisingly tender. Knox is an American treasure.’ Jen Hatmaker, author of Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You
‘In a world that worships certainty, Knox McCoy invites us to give our first impressions a second look and reconsider what we thought we knew for sure. With grace-filled humility, hard-won wisdom, and just the right amount of ridicule, Knox’s writing continues to challenge, entertain, and influence the way we talk about what we believe. I adore this book, and I hope Knox continues to write books forever. This statement needs no reconsideration.’ Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Next Right Thing
‘In All Things Reconsidered, Knox McCoy is engaging and imaginative as he paves the way for the rest of us to examine, and perhaps question, long-held ideas that no longer represent how we think, what we believe, or how we feel. In a fast-paced culture like ours, this is the reminder we need if we are to contribute our own thoughtful, creative, and sometimes new ideas to the larger conversation.’ Suzanne Stabile, author of The Path Between Us and coauthor of The Road Back to You
‘Entertaining, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. Knox McCoy writes the books Chuck Klosterman would write if he’d grown up going to Sunday school.’ Chad Alan Gibbs, author of Two Like Me and You
‘We live in an age that villainizes changing your mind. Knox is here to reclaim the lost art of reconsideration. He is a thoughtful captain: helping you navigate the shallow coastlines and subterranean waters of the sacred and the secular, with equal weight and precision to each. Release yourself from the stigma of stubborn and inflexible beliefs and allow yourself to consider again, with Knox as your guide and All Things Reconsidered as your map.’ Erin Moon, author of Every Broken Thing: A Lent and Holy Week Guide to Answering Ecclesiastes
‘In his thoughtful new work, a ‘celebration of recalibration,’ Knox McCoy manages once again to unite comedy and candor, penning serious reflections that are seriously funny. His reflections on introversion and the Enneagram had me in tears, I was laughing so hard.’ Anne Bogel, author of Don’t Overthink It and I’d Rather Be Reading
‘This is the perfect book at the perfect time. For people weary of the us-versus-them culture, Knox offers smart, funny, and thoughtful permission to reconsider our lives with a kind posture, exemplifying how we can do the same for our own people.’ Kendra Adachi, author of The Lazy Genius Way
Knox McCoy loves laughing & making people laugh. Really anything that’s laughter-adjacent, he’s into.
He’s also super into the word swashbuckling, & 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, & to his extreme surprise, he’s still doing via The Popcast with Knox & Jamie & The Bible Binge. As a resident of the South, Knox’s heritage is to enjoy football & barbecue, & he does so with great passion. He also enjoys zombie movies, police procedurals, & a good Netflix binge. Knox lives with his wife & three kids in Birmingham, Alabama, where he works as the swashbuckling cofounder of The Popcast Media Group.