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Power Play
3.87
This is a fun, engaging novel "starring" a low- to mid-level corporate employee who gets caught up in corporate intrigue and an "offsite" gone wrong....more
Aug 2007
Sep 01, 2007
 
Biblical Interpretation at Qumran
3.80
I read "Between Bible and Rewritten Bible" by Michael Segal and "Interpretations of the Creation of Humanity in the Dead Sea Scrolls" by John J. Colli...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
Cemetery Dance (Pendergast, #9)
3.97
Turns out to be a fairly typical Pendergast novel. I don't recommend this as your first Pendergast novel, though; there's too much backstory assumed....more
Jun 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
4.05
I learned so much from this book that I don't even know where to begin. N. Wade is a science journalist, not a scientist, but he sure seems to have do...more
Sep 2007
Sep 01, 2007
 
The Associate
3.60
I'm about 3/4 of the way through the audiobook version from Audible.com. The intrigue is catchy, though it's hard to actually like any of the characte...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
4.29
Like so many others, I've loved this series for years. I recently shared The Fellowship of the Ring with my son, passing it on to the next generation.
not set
Aug 31, 2009
 
Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject
3.72
This book is full of "teaching tips" for activities that get students engaged in learning "actively." If you incorporate activities like these into yo...more
Aug 2007
Sep 01, 2007
 
The Third Gate
3.54
I enjoyed this "archaeological" mystery. It's a fun read. Why, however—spoiler alert—would an ancient Egyptian speak Jacobean English?
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
4.10
This book gently initiates readers into the mysteries of modern astrophysics. I learned many interesting things about our solar system, galaxy, univer...more
Jan 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul
4.14
Edward Hume provides a riveting look at the Dover, PA Intelligent Design trial (the Kitzmiller case). Hume places that lawsuit in the larger context o...more
Sep 2007
Sep 01, 2007
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.71
As I read this book, I had a lot of fun trying to unravel the mysteries that Dan Brown had built into the plot. Later, as the movie loomed on the hori...more
Jul 2003
Jul 17, 2007
 
Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries
5.00
Christianson basically reviews a couple of millennia of Ecclesiastes interpretation. That's no small task, and Christianson does it with verve. I've w...more
Apr 2007
Jul 24, 2007
 
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
3.74
Del Toro and Hogan provide an interesting twist on vampire/zombie stories. If you like those sorts of stories, you'll probably like this book. If you'...more
Jul 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
The Last Days of Socrates
4.01
Come on. It's Plato. It's a classic. Read it. I'm teaching the "Apology of Socrates" in my Faith & Reason seminar (Fall 2007); this speech by Socr...more
Aug 2007
Sep 01, 2007
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
4.04
I recently read this book to my 9-year-old son, and we both loved it. For me, it was revisiting an old favorite. As a grown-up, I now find the resolut...more
Dec 2007
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
4.20
I first encountered The Hobbit and fantasy literature of this sort about fifth grade. Now I'm re-reading The Hobbit, this time out loud to my nine-yea...more
Jan 05, 2008
Jul 17, 2007
 
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup & the Roots of Middle East Terror
4.18
I'm halfway through the audio version from Audible.com. The recent crisis in Iran has prompted me to learn more about that nation's history and its en...more
Aug 31, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
God's People In Crisis
3.33
I haven't read the Lamentations section by Martin-Achard. The Amos section by Re'emi is reasonably good on content but, honestly, not a very smooth re...more
Sep 2007
Sep 13, 2007
 
The Darkest Evening of the Year
3.69
I enjoyed watching the strands of the plot come together, but I wouldn't rate this as one of my favorite Koontz books. A fun read, for sure.
Dec 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Blasphemy (Wyman Ford #2)
3.62
Preston kept me guessing about some central plot points up until nearly the end. I enjoyed the ride but didn't care for the ending.
Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Alexandria Link (Cotton Malone, #2)
3.88
Just awful. Does to the Hebrew Bible what the Da Vinci Code did to the gospels, but worse.
not set
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast, #8)
3.89
Not my favorite Pendergast novel, but fun. Uses the "ship of fools" technique to good effect.
Sep 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Stone Cold (Camel Club, #3)
4.05
An enjoyable third outing for the Camel Club. Not thought-provoking or significant, but fun.
Dec 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Exodus
3.83
I am way behind on readin this book and writing a review!
not set
Jan 05, 2008
 
I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.90
Not as funny as I expected.
Nov 2007
Jan 05, 2008
 
Teaching for Deep Comprehension
4.10
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not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
A History of the Ancient Near East: ca. 3000-323 BC
3.74
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not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
Designing Effective Online Instruction: A Handbook for Web-Based Courses
4.00
None
not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion
3.82
None
not set
Sep 01, 2007
 
The Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason
0.00
None
not set
Sep 01, 2007
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