How the News Disrupts Our Belonging

"Today the Soviet Union is gone but newspeak and a thousand forms of disinformation thrive. I can do frontline reporting ... and a reader will email to say I didn’t see what I saw because it doesn’t conform to a political narrative. She and the rest of us can fall prey to platform algorithms and manipulated content disgorged from a news cycle that never sleeps. It all leaves us in 'a state of bloated exhaustion,' writes Jeffrey Bilbro in his new book, Reading the Times: A Literary and Theological Inquiry in the News." - TGC

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Sounds like an excellent book for our times…

Consuming the news in its current form can grind our minds and our souls to bits, Bilbro contends. We need more light by which to see amid the glare that media cast on all our current moments.

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