Book Review – All Things Reconsidered

All Things Reconsidered
by Knox McCoy

Every artist, who has their first hit, is faced with a challenge.

How do you release a second offering?

It has to be similar enough to the first one to still sound like the hit that people have come to love, but not be so similar that people find it repetitive to the first presentation.

This happens all the time with music, but can also be true for books. This was a fear I faced when presented with the opportunity to read Knox’s second book.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Nelson Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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All Things Reconsidered:
How Rethinking What We Know
Helps Us Know What We Believe
by Knox McCoy

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Book Description:

If we ask just one question, does everything fall apart? 

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 reconsideration, Knox dives into topics like:
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?


This book is the catalyst we need to courageously ask the questions that will lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves—and God. It’s time to start reconsidering.

My Take:

With the same fun-loving humor we know and love from Knox, along with the thoughtful and poignant storytelling we were introduced to in The Wondering Years, All Things Reconsidered balances on that line between comfort in what we know and newness that keeps us coming back for more.

Reading this book was like having a conversation with an old friend – you might have been there for some of the stories, but the retelling is still hilarious and learning something new from someone you’ve known is delightful.

Also, don’t miss the footnotes!

Favorite Lines

Reconsideration is the difference between a faith that is for display purposes only and one that can lead you out of captivity.
Reconsideration is the difference between a faith that is for display purposes only and one that can lead you out of captivity.
The world is wide enough for us to disagree with each other without resorting to petty dismissiveness.
The world is wide enough for us to disagree with each other without resorting to petty dismissiveness.
It’s no longer enough to just react to an issue or idea before moving on. It’s our obligation to dig a little deeper to more completely understand it.
It’s no longer enough to just react to an issue or idea before moving on. It’s our obligation to dig a little deeper to more completely understand it.

The Final Verdict

SK Book Rating Scale

My rating: 5 stars

Would I recommend? Yes

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30 Day Book Challenge

This latest challenge is floating around my Instagram world.

Professional Book Nerds 30 Day Book Challenge

I love things like this, but cannot complete one to save my life. I always forget which day I’m on or if I’d posted that day, etc. What can I say, I don’t have very good follow-through.

Instead, I thought I’d put all of my answers in one blog post. This also works out, because I can provide images and links – something I can’t always do on Instagram.

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Day 1: Favorite Book in a Series 

Day 2: Favorite Book by
My Favorite Writer 

Day 3: Book I Did Not Finish 

Day 4: Book I
Remember from Childhood 

Day 5: Favorite Classical Novel 

Day 6: Book that
Broke My Heart 

Day 7: Best Audiobook to Listen to on a Road Trip 

Day 8: Series
Everyone Should Read 

Day 9: Favorite Book to
Give as a Gift 

Day 10: A Book that
Makes Me Cry Happy Tears 

Day 11: Literary Character I Would want to Have Dinner With 

Captain Shakespeare, Stardust

Day 12: A “Popular” Book
I Hate 

“Hate” is too strong a word, but I did not (and still don’t) get the hype of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I read the first 2.5 and just wasn’t impressed. I am planning to try again as My Child is reaching this age and Disney+ just announced creating the series.   

Day 13: A Book with
a Color in the Title 

Day 14: A Fairy Tale Retelling 

Day 15: A Book that
Made Me Cry Sad Tears 

Day 16: A Book I’ve
Read More than Once 

Day 17: A Book with a Person’s Name in the Title 

Day 18: A Book I Like by an Author No Longer Living 

Day 19: An Audio book I Like
Because of the Narrator’s Voice 

Day 20: A Book with an Unreliable Narrator 

Day 21: An Anthology I Love 

Day 22: An LGBTQ+
Love Story 

Day 23: A Book Quote
I Know By Heart 

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Day 24: A Book Collaboration by 2 or More Authors 

Day 25: A Book Villain
I Actually Love 

Wormwood, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Day 26: A Biography I Think Everyone Should Read 

Day 27: A Book
I Read Every Year 

Day 28: A Classical Novel I Haven’t Read, But Plan To 

Day 29: A Book Cover I Love 

Day 30: The Book
I am Reading Right Now 

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