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The Rage against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith
3.66
Peter Hitchens: The Rage Against God
Part response to his brother, Christopher Hitchens, atheism book, this is also Hitchens testimony, an spiritual au
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Mar 31, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
 
The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins
3.91
This was quite atrocious. Essentially it is an "inerrantist" argument for the non-existence of a historical Adam!

The reigning assumption underlying t
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May 06, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child
4.21
By the translator of the Divine Comedy, this is a tremendous attack on the erosion and dismantling of the imagaination of our children. Here are the t ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
3.76
Amusing.
150 things that "white people" are in too.. trendy moderns he means.

Heres some of them:

#77 Musical Comedy
#76 Bottles of Water
#75 Threatening
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not set
Aug 18, 2010
 
Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry
3.86
I have since re-read this through and revised my review:

Boersma makes a plea for "heavenly participation", i.e. a greater coherence and "connectedness
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Jun 16, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
 
Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education
4.46
Here is an essay that digs deep into the roots and purposes of classical education. This is not a replication exercise, i.e. how can we re-create the ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
 
Beauty in the Word
4.24
There are moments of 2 stars but more of 4 stars over all. I liked the recasting of the trivium as Remembering, Thinking, Speaking.
There are many oth
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Apr 13, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality
4.03
Dalrymple's argument against psychology v the study of human nature.
May 02, 2015
May 01, 2015
 
From Bauhaus to Our House
3.75
The Bauhaus school stripped away all tradition in the name Socialism, creating the Modernist schools and mass housing for the prols. Many of our counc ...more
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
 
The Infinity of Lists
3.94
Eco's eccentric book is a ramble through the lists, catalogues, collections and antiquaries that have fashioned our culture. You will learn odd facts, ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
The Abolition of Man
4.04
While Lewis's "tao" runs as a form of "natural law", his insights on moving with the reality of general revelation, common grace, the common "reality" ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy
4.42
Read in 1994, 2012 and now in 2014 amd it just gets better.

e.g.
Alexandr Schmemann: “The cross of Christ signified an end of all “natural” rejoicing;
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Sep 11, 2014
Aug 09, 2011
 
Surviving Technopolis: Essays on Finding Balance in Our New Man-Made Environments
4.25
Really useful sent of essays on Neil Postman, Marshall McCluhan and distribution with the underpinning theme of technology and consumerism.
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 23, 2015
 
What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense
4.20
Very good natural law argument got conjugal monogamy v revisionist views of marriage. Lots of good arguments and supporting data.
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
What We Can't Not Know: A Guide
4.17
This is a useful explanation of natural law and how it works. There is a lot more to say, and maybe some stronger theological and exegetical underpinn ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
 
Mere Theology: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind
3.59
A bit of a mix of essays on theology, science, George Herbert and Dawkins. McGrath is a theistic evolutionist, which shows through quite a bit.
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children
4.41
An argument for story-formed living living that shapes our family life.
Feb 10, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
 
Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms
4.06
A Lewiseque conversion story. She tells the story of her journey from atheism to Christ, but the pivotal place of imagination is key.
Does she end up
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Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
 
Holy Bible: King James Version
4.41
I wanted to read the AV in a year, and here we are.
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 15, 2014
 
Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age
4.14
I really liked this because of its message that the truth needs to be shown and seen as beautiful, in other words, that a raw, ideological message wil ...more
Aug 17, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem
4.25
A woven tapestry of biography, spiritual journey and literary appreciation . Quite unique.
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 13, 2015
 
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
3.87
see my blog for unfolding review, section by section: www.hayhows.blogspot.com.

Great great stuff on giving, becoming indespensable, arther than just b
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Feb 10, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
3.80
Gary Yaynerchuk is an over-heated engine, energy and passion on legs; he is enthusiasm overload and drive in overdrive. So this great little book is j ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ: Selected Writings
4.44
Like us, the Church Fathers are a mixed bag, with moments of greatness and then (to us) obvious lapses into greek paganism (e.g. sexual reproduction i ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
3.75
What fun - everyone here read it..
not set
Jan 22, 2009
 
Mere Christianity
4.29
2nd time around.
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
The Scientific Revolution
3.51
The book opens with the phrase, "There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution and this is a book about it"

There are 4 main thrusts of the book
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Feb 07, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning
4.15
This is a selection of 15 of Barzun's pieces on education. barzun crashes through the sepulchre of modern educational pieties, over turning the tables ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
Ascension and Ecclesia: On the Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Ecclesiology and Christian Cosmology
4.42
A tremendous theological and biblical survey. It's thorough and detailed.
Oct 13, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
3.92
Daniel Pink: DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About what Motivates Us.

I have commented on Daniel Pink's previous book, A Whole New Mind, which introduced t
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Feb 19, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
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