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Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
"Hudson Taylor did not start out to impact "millions." He started out to love God, to honor Him, and to share His love with individual sinners who nee...more
Oct 18, 2013
Sep 13, 2011
Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
To be called by God to a foreign country as a missionary of the Gospel is a privilege and an awesome undertaking. But to be called as a missionary to...more
Mar 23, 2013
Jul 19, 2012
The Catcher in the Rye
Interestingly enough, I was assigned this to read when I was in high school about 30 years ago; I was offended by the language so I requested to be gi...more
Jan 2008
Oct 30, 2008
Robinson Crusoe
“I was now landed and safe on shore, and began to look up and thank God that my life was saved in a case wherein there was some minutes before scarce...more
Jan 2006
Jul 29, 2008
The Trial
Wow - a classic existentialist story. A guy named Joseph K. (living in a totalitarian society) is arrested and interrogated but never given a reason f...more
Feb 2013
Nov 26, 2011
Morning and Evening: King James Version
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was an English preacher who lived from 1834-1892 and is known for his bold sermons and writings. At our church, we almost thin...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jul 14, 2013
The Story of Liberty
"If while reading this "Story" you are roused to indignation, or pained at the recital of wrong and outrage, remember that out of endurance and sacrif...more
Jan 1996
Jul 30, 2008
Of Knights and Fair Maidens: A Radical New Way to Develop Old-fashioned Relationships
We read this to our kids when they came into their teen years. This book offers a great perspective and alternative to what has become the custom of d...more
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Oct 24, 2008
Archibald Zwick and the Eight Towers
After reading my review of the Christian classic, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, the author of Archibald Zwick asked me if I would read his book a...more
May 23, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit ) took seven years and 75 interviews with Louis Zamperini to research and collect the facts to write Unbroken,...more
Jun 2014
Nov 17, 2013
The Screwtape Letters
Martin Luther is quoted as stating, “The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he...more
Dec 25, 2013
Jul 30, 2008
Mere Christianity
I first read Mere Christianity in college and decided it was time to give it another go. The question I had for myself was, what would I take from it...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 30, 2008
Girl Meets God
This memoir is of one girl's journey towards a relationship with God. Neither one of her parents practices their religion, so Lauren must learn and de...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Ink on His Fingers
When twelve-year-old Hans Dunne’s father dies suddenly, it looks like he will be forced to drop out of the monastery Latin school. As it turns out, hi...more
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
Ten Things I Hate About Me
I found this book written in an entertaining way that kept my interest, but a little predictable. I did appreciate the insight it provides on living a...more
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this touching story about a Navajo who falls in love with a Navajo girl who was raised and influenced by Americans....more
Sep 23, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Most people are familiar with the term utopia, which originated with the fictional work by Thomas More published in 1516. Utopia was written shortly a...more
Jan 2001
Jul 27, 2008
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)
Newbery Award acceptance speech, Taylor said that one of her goals as a writer was to “paint a truer picture of Black people. I wanted to show the en...more
Feb 2003
Jul 27, 2008
The Slave Dancer
"I danced the slaves under Stout's watchful eye...But in truth I was so agitated I could hardly make my fingers work on the fife...I could not help bu...more
Jan 2003
Oct 21, 2008
The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, #1)
This book wasn't bad and was easy reading; I finished it over a weekend. I didn't really like the way the author keeps skipping around between charact...more
Jan 2009
Sep 07, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife
This sounded like a good book (which I picked up used for 50 cents), and when I saw that the movie was coming out I hurried to read my copy before see...more
Sep 04, 2009
Jul 30, 2008
Divine and Moral Songs for Children
Most churches seem to have moved away from singing hymns to praise songs, and the use of the hymnal has been displaced with PowerPoint slides to proje...more
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Aug 11, 2013
The Cider House Rules
**spoiler alert** I am still in the middle of CHR, so as to whether I like it or not - the jury is still out. I have to say, at least at this point, I...more
Jul 10, 2009
Sep 17, 2008
Celebrating the Sabbath: Finding Rest in a Restless World
For some reason, many Bible-believing Christians uphold the parts of God's law that condemn adultery, murder, lying, idolatry and disobedience to pare...more
Jan 2000
Aug 01, 2009
The Giver (The Giver #1)
Utopia was Thomas More's attempt in 1516 to critique some of the problems in his society and put forth a challenge for reform, but many of the ideas p...more
Nov 2008
Jul 26, 2008
All of Grace
I just finished this wonderful work of 125 short pages in which Charles Spurgeon presents the work of the Trinity in saving sinners. This book has a d...more
Sep 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
As I started reading Gilead, I really had no idea what to expect, but right away I was struck with the unique perspective from which it is narrated. T...more
Sep 21, 2012
Jun 08, 2009
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)
"Just suppose you had never heard the Christmas story, and didn't know anything about it, and then somebody told it to you. What would you think?"

Nov 24, 2012
Jul 29, 2008
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Lives of Faith)
The missionary Jim Elliot (1927-1956) was one of five men killed by the Auca Indians in Ecuador. His widow Elisabeth has written many tremendous books...more
Sep 14, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Douglass made his debut as a public speaker at an anti-slavery meeting in 1841, at about the age of 23. Many people in the North were quite...more
Jan 2006
Apr 08, 2011