This Here Flesh

By Cole Arthur Riley,

Book cover of This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the “necessary rituals” that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation.

“This is the kind of book that makes you different when…

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2 authors picked This Here Flesh as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As someone who has been battling chronic health issue for more than two decades, I cannot sing loud enough praises for this book. Incredibly insightful, painfully honest, and beautifully written.

This book is about story: ours, hers, and those we love. Cole Arthur Riley is brilliant and wise beyond her years. I hope she's working on her next book.

I normally don’t read personal essays, but from the moment I cracked open this book, I was sucked in by the lyrical words. Each chapter had something I could personally relate to and brought me to tears. Riley weaves so much emotion into every sentence, highlighting very personal struggles and generational pain in such a poignant way that you have to slow down to savor every word. This is by far my favorite nonfiction book.

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