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Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent
Nate's words remind me to be thankful once more for the story that My Father is writing. For my life, and my new life. For my lovely wife, and our fo ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
Outliers: The Story of Success
This book challenged some of my assumptions about what makes people successful, arguing that it is not primarily intelligence or innate skill, but fam ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
The Untouchables
Eliot Ness tells the story of how Justice finally caught up with Al Capone. Much better than the movie, Ness tells how he and his men really were unto ...more
Jul 2001
Nov 13, 2009
Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ
A fun read, though not as well crafted as "Between Heaven and Hell"
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
I had wanted to write this book. It needed to be written, because the Man of Numbers, Leonardo of Pisa - better known as Fibonacci - was one of the gr ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History
A great book of great speeches. I use this as the primary source document for speeches in my rhetoric class.
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Oct 29, 2009
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
I enjoyed reading this classic to my children. Quite different from the movie version.
Sep 1997
Jan 03, 2010
Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis
Michael Ward argues that the unifying principle behind the 7 Chronicles of Narnia is the 7 planets of the medieval cosmology. Arguing from Lewis's poe ...more
Jul 2009
Jul 11, 2009
The Habit of Thought:  From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice
Socratic Practice is the regular meeting of students and a discussion leader working through texts in order to develop students' reading and thinking ...more
Aug 10, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
Chesterton found that modern thought is tightly rational, but ugly and self-destructive, ultimately underlining reason. Christian orthodoxy, on the ot ...more
Jul 1998
Nov 02, 2009
The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
The number phi (approximately 1.618) is a ratio of successive numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence, first described by Euclid geometrically as the means- ...more
Jul 2003
Oct 29, 2009
The Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith wrote this work of fiction in obvious (and poor) imitation of the Bible - "And it came to pass..." I read it shortly after finishing the ...more
Jul 1982
Dec 06, 2009
The Broker
This book was a gift from my son (thank you, Josiah). It was a fun action novel, and a good two-day read. Not the best Grisham I have read, but still ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Modern science is not the result of a steady accumulation of facts over the centuries, despite the presentation of it as such in textbooks. Rather, sc ...more
Feb 1998
Oct 25, 2009
New Testament Rhetoric: An Introduction Guide to the Art of Persuasion in and of the New Testament
As I am a teacher of both classical rhetoric and Christian doctrine in Logos school, this book was of inestimable value in leading me to use the tool ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Dec 31, 2010
The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
As an scientist, Paul Davies admits that the design of the physical universe implies the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent desig ...more
Oct 1998
Oct 29, 2009
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
This book tells the compelling story of a small group of dedicated Allied soldiers who sought to preserve historic monuments and buildings from being ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
I am a much better (though not faster) reader having read "How to Read a Book." I learned how to read a book analytically so that I may understand wha ...more
Jun 1990
Oct 29, 2009
Redemption Accomplished and Applied
This is an inquiry into the death of Jesus Christ, showing what it accomplished for the salvation of sinful men, specifically in the nature of the ato ...more
Jan 1990
Oct 25, 2009
Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education
What follows is my summary of this book.
"The poetic mode of learning is a sensory-emotional experience of reality, a spontaneous act of the senses wit
Aug 16, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Mathematics: Is God Silent?
Nickel has done a good job presenting a Christian view of mathematics, arranged historically. My only complaint is that too many sections are incomple ...more
Jan 1990
Oct 29, 2009
Good-Bye, Mr. Chips
For the first time ever, I am teaching my first second-generation student (I taught his mother). So I had a special affinity for Mr. Chips. I enjoyed ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
The Chestnut King (100 Cupboards, #3)
Now this was a good read! Thank you, Nathan, for a gripping ending of a fun series. I read the entire book in two days. I will be re-reading the "100 ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
Kaplan does a good job getting something from nothing (indeed, almost everything from nothing), by telling the history of all numbers from the history ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
Ideas Have Consequences
Weaver seeks to give an account of the decline of the west, and a proposal for how we may begin to reverse this decline. He argues deductively, making ...more
Aug 1999
Oct 25, 2009
Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3)
Amazing book! Nate has outdone himself here. A gripping tale of action, adventure, and true heroism. I am very eager for Ashtown Burials IV.
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Heaven Misplaced
While eschewing eschatological buzz words, Doug Wilson does a fine job presenting a case for an optimistic outlook for the church and the world throug ...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Parnassus on Wheels
I read this to my children. I must not have been too impressed, because I remember almost nothing about it.
Oct 2002
Jan 03, 2010
Like much sci-fi, the concept was fascinating, and the characters intriguing, but the story left much to be desired.
Jan 1979
Nov 15, 2009
The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of The Odyssey
I was glad to find an abbreviated and illustrated version of this great story that I could read to my children.
Oct 1998
Jan 03, 2010
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