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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spoke in the Wheel
This book enlightens the reader regarding Bonhoeffer's evolution from skeptic to theologian to dissenter to outright resistance fighter. Bonhoeffer se ...more
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Dec 25, 2010
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
I recommend this book with a huge caveat.
Bell does well to address and confront the major questions that those who resist faith in Christ ask and that
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Jun 22, 2011
Leadership Challenge:
Great ideas and insights from within the book:
Clarify values
Good exercise – write a tribute to yourself:
1. What do you stand for?
2. What do you believ
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Jun 22, 2013
Notable lines from the speech:
He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish,
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Dec 31, 2012
And the Mountains Echoed
I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it within a short window of time because I found myself forgetting who was who as I approached the end ...more
Jan 2014
Jun 13, 2014
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
Brooks uses the fictional story of a family and their life cycle to share studies that, unbeknownst to them, undergird each part of their lives. He hi ...more
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Nov 04, 2011
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Spectacular read! From early in his life Lawrence aimed at becoming an epic hero. Korda details the risks he took to make his dreams a reality. He als ...more
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Jul 05, 2011
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
It is not quite true that I have read this book in its entirety. I have read various sections that bring a great deal of clarity to both LOTR and The ...more
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Dec 21, 2011
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Having now read a fair number of McCullough's works, I see his writing almost exclusively revolves around topics dealing with people who face unconque ...more
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Nov 24, 2011
The Book Thief
Zusak flirts with excellent writing in the novel.
At points, the imagery communicates the heart of the story perfectly.
At other points, I cannot tell w
Jul 2012
Jun 30, 2012
In the River They Swim: Essays from Around the World on Enterprise Solutions to Poverty
It is quite encouraging that people are breaking free from traditional and typically unsuccessful models for working against poverty. These essays tac ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 09, 2010
The Pattern of God's Truth: Problems of Integration in Christian Education
Just about every new idea that current Christian educators come up with has been around at least since Gaebelein put his thoughts together. This books ...more
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Dec 28, 2010
Little Bee
Chris Cleave is a gifted young writer. Portions of the book give telling glances into an angle of an illegal immigrant's perception of an exceptionall ...more
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Jun 22, 2011
Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier
Ambrose writes as a consummate patriot and lover of the American northwest who is able to view Lewis and Clarke as men of their time whose honesty, pr ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Bible Message)
I was recently given the recommendation to read the introductions to each of the books of the Bible that Peterson writes for The Message. I was reluct ...more
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Jan 29, 2011
The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life
Though I had already watched the corresponding video series that came out shortly following the arrival of this book, I had never actually read it.
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Dec 17, 2011
The Road
Well, this is my first McCarthy read. After watching and absolutely loving No Country for Old Men, I sought to read something of McCarthy's.

I guess th
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Apr 06, 2010
The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity
While at points his book felt a bit rigid, Jethani's humble appraisal of his own struggle against being a part of the problem while still seeking a so ...more
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Jun 09, 2010
The Poisonwood Bible
The novel kind of drags you forward with its little nuggets of truth about family and relationships and how much our spiritual perceptions are shaped ...more
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May 05, 2012
Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults
Smith's research is incredibly thorough and gives one working with teens good perspective as to how they see the world.

Items from book that stood out
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Dec 28, 2010
To Know as We are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey
Of note in the book:
“But yield who will to their separation
My object is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As two eyes make one in sight.
Robert Fro
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Dec 04, 2011
The Tragedy of Man
A Hungarian Paradise Lost. Quite thought-provoking!

From a critique at the end of the work by Mihaly Szegedy-Maszak:
"The message of Madach [seems to be
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
Peace Like a River
Enger seems to fancy himself some kind of amalgamation of Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and Harper Lee. I am reminded how hard it is to write from the per ...more
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Jul 23, 2010
Nanjing Requiem
A story that needs to be retold over and again!
I am drawn to compare the war atrocities of the Japanese to those of the Germans. They are entirely aff
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Jan 27, 2012
When Hell Was in Session
Just having toured the "Hanoi Hilton," I was reminded of having read this book years ago. I was able to look at the prison with an entirely different ...more
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Jan 02, 2011
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
A fantastically beautiful story that delves into the imagination of a child and the power of Love to overcome an Evil that has waged war on our univer ...more
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Apr 09, 2010
Half of a Yellow Sun
Adichie has a note in this book. That note ends with "May we never forget." I am left asking what it is one would wish to remember. Is it the struggle ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
This book just makes me depressed.
Here it is in a nutshell (spoiler alert!): Go where you like. People are selfish and foolish. It is going to take so
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Nov 27, 2011
Anna Karenina
Toward the end of the novel, Levin asks himself a question: ". . . but when you see the truth, what are you going to do?"
The whole of Tolstoy's master
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Dec 30, 2012
Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning
Pearcey uses art to take the reader on a visual journey through western history and takes an in-depth look at why we are where we are today. More than ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
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