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The Case for Christ
Rated 1 star for false advertising, poor journalism, poor investigation, poor argumentation, and poor scholarship.

There's not enough room here to cr
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Jun 07, 2007
Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Left Behind, #1)
Left Behind is one of the most wretchedly awful books I have ever forced myself to read.

If possible, I would give this book zero stars. Only by she
Oct 12, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
Rated 1 star for false advertising, unsatisfactory answers given.

Here we have another spin-off for Strobel the self-proclaimed "former atheist," "skep
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Jun 07, 2007
The Lie: Evolution
Rated 1 star for fear-mongering, conspiracy theorizing, repetitiveness, naivete, and disturbing authoritarian overtones.

This was a terrible book, a
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Jun 07, 2007
The Man Who Quit Money
I've been following Suelo's blog and website, Moneyless World - Free World - Priceless World and Living Without Money, for years, now, and it's great ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
I was introduced to the internets for the first time ever when I was 18 and entered college. Up until that time I had been an avid reader, and I could ...more
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Jun 08, 2010
Twelve by Twelve
Should be titled Couscous for the Enviro-Conscious, Culturally Enlightened Liberal's Soul.

Meh. I wanted a book about what real twelve-by-twelve livin
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
The Twilight of American Culture
Eh, not as great a book as I was hoping it might be. In summary, the author tells us what a lot of us already know - America is getting dumber, inequ ...more
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May 21, 2008
C.S. Lewis: A Biography
Great book for Christians and non-Christians alike. Very accessible and interesting.

I didn't know much about C.S. Lewis the man before I read his aut
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Oct 15, 2007
Crime and Punishment
Rated 3 stars for being good in parts but uneven on the whole.

Crime and Punishment was on my personal to-read list for a long time since Dostoevksy's
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Jun 06, 2007
Martin Luther: The Christian Between God and Death
A book that could serve as a good crash course on Luther and his times for anybody largely unfamiliar with any of that. And for those who are already ...more
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Jan 19, 2015
Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back
I didn't know anything about the Schaeffers or their reputation and standing among Evangelicals before I read this one. I suppose people who knew of F ...more
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Aug 08, 2011
The Pilgrim's Regress
In short, not Lewis at his best.

Pilgrim's Regress is a strange mix of allegory, philosophical monologues, and poetry loosely cast together. The book
Oct 2007
Oct 10, 2007
Down and Out in Paris and London
Rated 5 stars for being interesting, thought-provoking, challenging accepted ideas and attitudes, and being a personal favorite.

Orwell spent a short p
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Jun 06, 2007
Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary: How to Reach Friends and Family Who Avoid God and the Church
This one's probably outdated by now, but I tracked it down to find out more about Strobel's personal background. I think it gives a better insight in ...more
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Oct 01, 2011
Are You Morbid?
In the entire state library system there was only a single copy of this book that I could find. The cheapest copy I've found online costs $50 used. N ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle
Pretty good. Not as in-depth as I had hoped, but Eisenbaum has enough end notes to make this a good jumping-off point for further study.

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Jun 22, 2010
Rated 5 stars for being an excellently written, terrifying, insightful about modern governments, and a personal favorite read.

I think 1984 should be r
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Jun 06, 2007
I am Not Spock
I really only read this because I wanted to be able to compare and contrast the opinions of 70's Nimoy with that of 90's Nimoy. This isn't a bad book ...more
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Sep 12, 2011
The Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans
A meandering, unfocused essay in which the author seeks to identify a religiousity/philosophy common to all the various Indo-European peoples and the ...more
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May 25, 2011
The Mind of the Bible-Believer
Weird book.

Some of Cohen's particular insights about the psychology of the fundamentalist Christian are right on. At the same time, he seems to have
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Justice church: the new function of the church in North American Christianity
The historical chapter on Schleiermacher was interesting, but the book becomes disappointing at the end. When it comes time to discuss the present and ...more
May 14, 2012
May 02, 2012
An even better read the second time around. Candide carries more weight when you're an adult as opposed to when you were still in school.
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Jun 06, 2007
Herman Melville
Odd biography.

Mumford spends a lot of time summarising/interpreting plots of Melville's books and creating what his own reconstructions of Melville's
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
Communism in the Bible
Great book all the way just up until the last couple pages where Miranda makes a brief (and unsatifactory) argument that Jesus was an advocate of viol ...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
The Thoreau You Don't Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant
Interesting, but comes off as too apologetic at times.

I'm a little torn on how to rate this book. Yes, I did in fact learn quite a bit about Thoreau t
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Mar 18, 2009
The Iron Heel
The Iron Heel is more a political idea book about a possible American future cast in narrative form than a fleshed-out novel. But while somewhat lack ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Main Street
In brief, a long and depressing grind that peters out to an anticlimactic end.

I love great tragedy, and I'm not one of those people who demand eithe
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
TDKR has been often spoken of as one of the greatest, if not the greatest of the Batman stories and of published comics in general. I would absolutely ...more
Jan 10, 2015
Jun 07, 2007
Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity
Fair to good content marred by bad editing.

I don't know what the author of Why I Became An Atheist and it's publisher, Prometheus Books, were thinkin
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Oct 09, 2011
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