As we come to the end of another year, we all find cause and time to reflect on what we’ve done, who we’ve met, what we’ve learned, and what we’ve read this past year that has changed us, shaped us, or moved us to become someone more generous and thoughtful than who we were at the beginning of 2021. Matthew Wickman, Founding Director of the BYU Humanities Center, and George Handley, a professor in the Comparative Arts and Letters department here at BYU, talk today about the books that made them think this year—think a little better and a little more imaginatively about the ways faith can help us consider our pasts, live more meaningfully in our presents, and shape our resolutions for the future.
George Handley is a professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters at BYU. He’s also Associate Director of the BYU Faculty Center and serves on the Provo City Council. He is the author of several books, including works of literary criticism and history, environmental studies, a memoir, religious writing, and even a novel.