Hannah says: Diana Butler Bass is a historian, scholar, theologian, and writer in the areas of religion, spirituality, and culture, who was introduced to me my first year of seminary. Her latest book explores what it means to be grateful: both personally and communally, in feelings and in actions. Bass opens up gratitude way beyond “write in a gratitude journal every day and your life will improve,” to how gratefulness can impact how we act in the world and our relationships with God, others, the world, and our own souls. This is a very accessible and enjoyable read, full of personal stories (which Bass writes so well) and thorough research. It is written firmly in this place in time, with reflections of the current atmosphere of our country and world.