All Things Reconsidered

How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe

by Knox McCoy

On Sale: 2020-06-02

Price: $18.99

Book Summary

Podcaster and author Knox McCoy explores how questioning and examining our foundational beliefs about life, faith, and more can help us better understand what we truly believe, why we truly believe it, and how to continue growing and moving forward in light of these reconsiderations.

About the Book

Popular podcaster and author Knox McCoy offers readers a unique blend of humor, Bible stories, pop culture references, and personal stories that show how asking tough questions and approaching life with a willingness to reconsider ideas can allow them to grow in their faith.

What would it mean to really examine what you think you know about yourself and your beliefs? To not just rely on the generic platitudes you’ve always recited to yourself but to look more deeply into why you think what you think?

After exploring how pop culture shaped his life and carved out the foundations of his faith in his debut book, The Wondering Years, Knox McCoy began to think more deeply about those foundations and how they had evolved, changed entirely, or stayed the same. The result of this soul-searching led to a book about the necessity of reexamining our ideas and identities throughout our lives and how we grow as a result.

In a look back at his own life and the fundamental convictions—both secular and spiritual—he’s pondered over the years, Knox deploys his signature self-deprecation and an academic approach of understanding the absurd, whether discussing the social hierarchy of Sesame Street or the cultural allergy to participation trophies. Along with these voyages into the humorous and the mundane come deeply vulnerable revelations from Knox’s heart as he interrogates his own foundational beliefs. His stories will encourage readers to think about their own convictions and how reconsidering them leads to a deeper understanding of what they believe and why.

Reviews

'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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780785220923
  • ISBN 10: 0785220925
  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2020-06-02
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2020-06-02
  • Trim Size: 138.000mm x 212.000mm x 17.000mm
  • Weight: 208.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  • Category 2 : HUMOR / Topic / Religion
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Inspirational