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Spurgeon on Prayer and Spiritual Warfare
Collection of Spurgeon's sermons on prayer and also some of his prayers, which are among the most beautiful I have ever read. His command of the Engli...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
And the Mountains Echoed
This is my first book by Khaled Hosseini that I have read. I understand that his first two books are wonderful and hard to put down. For me, the time...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Dark Night of the Soul
This is not light reading. It took me two months to make it through this book because I had to be fully awake and really concentrating on the message....more
Jan 20, 2014
Nov 21, 2013
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
This book is history; but when I was growing up, it was current events. And since I was between 10 and 12 when these events happened, I had no interes...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
This is not a book I would recommend to everyone. It is not a "feel good" book. In fact, it recounts the ramblings (in body and in soul) of a young ma...more
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Everything Is Illuminated
I almost put this book down because I thought that it was extremely silly, but I reread the reviews that said there was growth in the main character,...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
Cry, the Beloved Country
I found this book a delightful surprise. It had all the qualities I like in a good book -- large issues, historical context, writing that at times was...more
May 30, 2009
May 26, 2009
Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession
By coindidence, I picked this book up at the library after having just read C.S. Lewis journey from atheism to faith, "Surprised by Joy." I thought th...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
An Incomplete Education
This book is a great review at times or introduction at others to what one did or did not learn in high school and college. I set a goal to read 10 pa...more
Dec 04, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Something Beautiful for God
There are four parts to this small book. The first part deals with Malcolm Muggeridge's thoughts on meeting Mother Teresa in the late 70s when he inte...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
Elizabeth Costello
I thought most of this book was boring. I started reading it at the same time that I began "Early Christian Fathers," which I thought would be dry but...more
Sep 05, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
This is a very short book which is an oxymoron for James Michener! But this is a book that is very right for the times. Michener explores a family's l...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
The Accidental
Several times I almost gave up. My take on the book, which is nothing like the book promotions read: Con artist cons her way into a family's summer va...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
Rob Roy
I debated on whether to give this a three or four star. Walt Scott has such a command of the English language; the book has historical significance; t...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Remember Us: My Journey from the Shtetl Through the Holocaust
This is a holocaust book, but a different perspective. The author tells his story after he hears the voices that are saying that the holocaust was not...more
May 19, 2012
May 25, 2012
This book is about Eastern mysticism and Siddhartha's quest for the meaning of life. He explores the way of the Brahmin, the ascethic, then the hedoni...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
The Master
This was a book on tape for me, but the story was so intriguing that I checked the book out of the library because I am always curious about the resea...more
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
An Angel With Fur
Just my luck...I finish a book about children with cancer and pick up this book about a dog ... and the book is about the dog's battle with cancer. Ve...more
May 26, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
The author is a cognitive scientist who looks at the world from a dog's point of view -- using biology and observation as the basis of her text. She a...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale Supposed to Be Written by Himself
As I read this book, I couldn't help but see the parallels to the book of Job. The Vicar is a wonderful character -- a man of integrity, faith, and fi...more
Feb 06, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Cat's Cradle
This was an interesting book. It's hard to pinpoint the genre -- but I would say it's a mixture of satire and sci-fi. A fictionary scientist who was i...more
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Apr 16, 2010
I would have liked to see more description of the beauties of the Ecyptian kingdom, but the court intrigue was great, and I learned about some histori...more
Mar 21, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
The Sea
The Sea is a book that reviewers either hate or love. I can understand why. The language is artful. Banville's ability to paint a scene brings the rea...more
Sep 27, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
The Pilgrim's Regress
This book is an allegory, and I'm not a big fan of allegory. When I first started reading it, I began to compare it to Pilgrim's Progress, but there a...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
Remarkable Creatures
This book is based on the true story of Mary Anning who, although born into a lowly family in Lyme Regis, England in 1799, made remarkable fossil disc...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
Oh how the media ruins great books like this for today's reader. Everyone knows the story of Tarzan, right? I had never read the story, and since I am...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
Art of a Jewish Woman: the True Story of How a Penniless Holocaust Escapee Became an Influential Modern Art Connoisseur
This is a true story written by the son of the "Jewish Woman" featured in this gook. Unlike most Holocaust stories that I have read, this account of t...more
Oct 19, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The Corrections
I did not like this book. I did not like the characters. I did not like the hopelessness, negativism, and even more,I definitely did not like the turd...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
T.H. White wrote four books about King Arthur, and these are combined into one called "The Once and Future King." The first book is fantasy, where Mer...more
Nov 08, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)
This book is about a group of young women who live at the May of Tech Club after WWII. I have mixed feelings about the book. While the book is well-wr...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
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