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Douglas Wilson

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I write in order to make the little voices in my head go away. Thus far it hasn't worked.

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Her Hand in Marriage

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Standing on the Promises

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Federal Husband

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Evangellyfish

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God Is Not a Story by Francesca Aran Murphy
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Good book, but dense. It is sad that she had to write it, what with so many bright souls writing so much theology with six-syllable words in such a way as to require an answer. But she did rise to the occasion, and we are glad. As modern theology mar ...more
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Favorite Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Favorite Poems
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Enjoyed very much. Particularly like running across well-worn phrases that I presume originated with Longfellow -- ships passing in the night, patter of little feet, into each life some rain must fall. I particularly enjoyed Miles Standish, which I s ...more
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The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G.K. Chesterton
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I love Chesterton's non-fiction, top drawer stuff. But I must confess that I sometimes find his fiction tedious and contrived, with fun spots here and there. Oh, well.
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The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. Wilkinson
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A former student asked me about this book, which I had never read. So I read it. There really are some worthwhile things in here. Once you discount for the evangelical cheese, which is certainly there (let us be frank), the principles outlined are pe ...more
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The Irish Puritans by Crawford Gribben
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An enjoyable read. When it comes to the history of the Protestant tradition in Ireland, this book filled in some lacunae in my brain. If my knowledge of the Reformation were a decrepit road, Gribben filled in numerous potholes.
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Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift by Paul Anthony Rahe
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Rahe is fantastically learned, and writes cogently and well. The material is dense, but well worth wading through. If you want to know the historical lineage of our drift into administrative despotism, this is the book.
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Mike and Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse
Mike and Psmith
by P.G. Wodehouse
read in January, 2016
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Always fun.
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
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An easy read, with some good insights. A bit too much anecdotal clutter, but still worthwhile.
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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
The Abolition of Man
by C.S. Lewis
read in May, 1985
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Excellent. Read various times. Just listened to an audio version in the fall of 2015. Although I have read this book multiple times, the last time through on audio, I noticed that the last section contained layers I had not ever really understood. I ...more
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“God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with. Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents...”
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David Housholder What's your home church in San Diego?


Margaret Thanks! I've read several of your titles and plan to continue on into Omnibus. I used it while working as a long term substitute at a Classical Christian School and now nothing else with suit!


message 3: by Will

Will Is there an error with your page? It says you've been reading those 3 books in your 'Currently Reading' section since 2009.


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