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Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?
3.93
Ever since reading Solzhenitsyn's "August 1914" I've been utterly fascinated by the lead-up to World War I. In this book Fromkin sets the stage for th ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Follow Me Down
4.01
Though being known for his books on the Civil War, Foote is an outstanding novelist. Reading the correspondence between Foote and Walker Percy gave me ...more
Oct 26, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
The Aeneid
3.78
The Fagles translation is outstanding--a thoroughly readable and enjoyable translation of a classic. It is quite a story. I enjoyed learning the rest ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
4.24
This is an outstanding book about how humans are primarily oriented to the world by our desires or loves. Rather than thinking of ourselves as mere th ...more
May 06, 2011
May 02, 2011
 
Lolita
3.86
I did not expect that I would enjoy this book as much as I did when I began. I thought about putting it down, but anticipated the obscenity of the ope ...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Love in the Ruins
3.87
This is a cynical, farcical, joyful ride through the not-so-apocalyptic post-America. At the beginning, Percy tells us that the end of America has com ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
The Great Divorce
4.27
Lewis combines his wild imagination, theology, and logic to create a dream of what heaven and hell might be. He shows the logic of judgment--that peop ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
4.01
This is a good, practical introduction to why educate your children in your home, using the classical model. Much of the material will be repetitive f ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
4.16
While I agree this is a book more people in the church should read, it isn't nearly all it could be as a book. It is basic Christianity--not all that ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany
3.77
Fergusson is an eloquent writer, and chose a fascinating topic--one I knew virtually nothing about. Unfortunately the book has some glaring deficienci ...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice And Encouragement For Those Shaping The Next Generation Of Women
3.92
My familiarity with Dobson is limited to his reputation and having seen him on TV on occasion. This book is more or less what I expected, and what any ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
 
Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
3.92
I admire Buchanan much more now, after having read this book. I've read a couple of his books, but he's never exhibited the kind of Christian wisdom h ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
4.11
This is an excellent primer for understanding the reasons for Classical Christian education. He argues that parents have the obligation to instruct th ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life
4.05
Green asks the question, "What does the gospel have to do with the life of the mind?" (p. 11) He answers it in a not unsurprising way, but the path he ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War
3.85
There ought to be more books of this nature written--moral critiques of wars. Stout does an excellent job of sorting through the history of the march ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
Pramciv Edwards & the Enlightenmen
3.00
This is a collection of works of Edwards, his contemporaries, and modern critics. It focuses on Edwards' participation in, and critique of the Enlight ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
Fathers And Sons
3.91
This novel is famous for using the word "nihilist" to describe one "who doesn't bow down to authorities, doesn't accept even one principle on faith, n ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
 
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
3.86
This is the last of the Space Trilogy. It is the weakest of the series, in my opinion, though only due to the banality of the evil organization, N.I.C ...more
May 20, 2011
May 16, 2011
 
The End of Secularism
4.16
Hunter Baker does a good job of surveying the history of church-state relations and how we've moved from a church-state alliance to church-state separ ...more
May 31, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
4.20
McCarthy doesn't shy away from thorough and frequent descriptions of violence in his books. A book entitled Blood Meridian by McCarthy should be warni ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
 
Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom
4.09
Constantine has a bad reputation in the West, as an emperor who expropriated church authority in an effort to augment his power, and later became the ...more
Jun 07, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
From Rationalism to Irrationality
4.33
Singer is a remarkable thinker--the kind of man our age desperately needs, but is no longer able to produce. He is a remnant of the Christian heritage ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
The Civil War as a Theological Crisis
4.07
This is an excellent short study concerning the theological question of slavery before and during the Civil War. Noll argues that the divergent views ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
Ayn Rand has a knack for creating characters larger than life. Indeed her whole philosophy is built upon such aspirations. She believes that man can b ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
3.60
This is a collection of aphorisms (proverbs/maxims). It is an interesting collection that flow out of Taleb's worldview. Some are wonderful, some are ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference
3.88
This is essentially an extended meditation on Romans 1 with application for our modern world and its move toward one-ist religion--pantheism. Jones sh ...more
May 25, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
Hammer of God
4.43
This is a collection of three novellas, all taking place in the same Swedish town in three different centuries. Each novella follows a young pastor as ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
Anthem
3.61
This is a very short novel, in the vein of 1984. Rand envisions a totalitarian future where the collective is idolized, the state dictates all, and a ...more
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism
3.93
Bell begins by arguing that capitalism derived from Christian values, what he terms the "Protestant ethic" and the "Puritan temper." Others have since ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom
4.23
I know of no other politician who has such insight into the political and moral problems facing American than Ron Paul. This book demonstrates his und ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
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