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Two Years Before the Mast
This book is, I suppose, something of a family favorite. It was a favorite of my father's and became one of mine as well. R. H. Dana was a student at ...more
Jun 1998
Oct 18, 2009
Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
I resolved before I even began Page One that I was not going to like this book—at least not too much. I figure that I've read enough books by this guy ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Economics is one of those topics on which I've intended to get better educated for some time now. The events since the latter half of '08 have definit ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 14, 2009
Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1)
I've been acquainted with this fascinating trilogy for years, but never bothered to give it a perusal in its entirety until recently. Its allure is fo ...more
May 2010
Jun 06, 2010
Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great
This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview. It's very handy as sort of a quick-reference guide and/or as a supplemental ...more
Nov 1998
Oct 17, 2009
Ecclesiastical History, Books I-III
An illuminating account of the spread and triumph of the gospel among the peoples inhabiting the British Isles up until the early 8th century (Bede's ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Nov 12, 2012
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
This is a very relevant book for our times. It's also C.S. Lewis. Those two factors alone make it a more-or-less mandatory read – and one that is virt ...more
Mar 2009
Sep 14, 2009
The Church History
A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - durin ...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Black & Tan: A Collection of Essays and Excursions on Slavery, Culture War, and Scripture in America
This is essentially a revised and expended edition of the booklet Southern Slavery As It Was, published some years earlier by the author and Steve Wil ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Elements of Typographic Style
Within a short time after completing my formal education and entering my profession, I became rather painfully aware that my training in the art and c ...more
Sep 2000
Sep 27, 2009
The Grapes of Wrath
I labored though this one in high school. (I did my junior year terms paper on Steinbeck.) A re-reading might change my opinion somewhat, but based on ...more
Apr 1989
Nov 21, 2009
Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
I suppose this is probably the oldest epic poem in existence. Just let it be said that there are some pretty jacked-up goings on to be found among the ...more
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
The Last of the Mohicans
I really enjoyed this book despite the heavy-handed Romanticism and Cooper's infamous literary quirks and gaffes. The former fault, which rises almost ...more
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
End the Fed
Ron Paul lays the ax at the root of the tree in this book by offering a very understandable explanation of how our increasing economic woes are chiefl ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
Henry VI, Part Two
The intrigue, drama, and humor-tinged tragedy continue in Part Two of Shakespeare's treatment of one of the most tumultuous (and interesting - for tho ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
Flying Islands of the Night.  1913
The Flying Islands of the Night is a fantastical three-act play in verse by James Whitcomb Riley, an American writer and poet whose mostly humorous an ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Jan 04, 2010
Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (The Complete Greek Tragedies, #8)
This trilogy of Sophocles (Oedipus Rex in particular) is overwhelmingly regarded as the greatest of the Greek tragedies, and with good reason. It is t ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Federal Husband
"Federal" is one of those great words which has almost been completely ruined for us. When we think "federal" we think big, bloated, out-of-touch and ...more
Apr 2000
Sep 28, 2009
Modern Art & Death of Culture
Originally published almost forty years ago, this work has certainly lost none of its relevance for those seeking an understanding of the forces behin ...more
Jul 2009
Sep 14, 2009
Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with Culture
Ralph Wood, Baylor University Professor of Theology and Literature, has some very good things to say in this book, which serves as a call to the churc ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
This book was simply a life-changer. I first heard Doug Wilson articulate the ideas contained in this book during a radio interview and knew that I ha ...more
Jul 1999
Oct 04, 2009
Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
Robert Webber, with help here and there from some fellow "pilgrims", shares his own journey down the "Canterbury Trail" and manages to make some reall ...more
May 2001
Sep 26, 2009
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
A terrific biography of John Harrison, the eighteenth century horological genius who invented the chronometer (an accurate timepiece which allowed nav ...more
Jun 1997
Oct 25, 2009
The Comedy of Errors
I think Arkangel's rather slapstick audio production (complete with Looney Tunes-like sound effects) quite apropos to this, one of the earliest, short ...more
May 15, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
Robinson Crusoe
One of my all-time favorites. This time I read it out loud to my oldest son. When I was about 14-16 years old, my family lived in an old house in New ...more
Jun 2007
Sep 15, 2009
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
Read this one together with my family over the course of the past year or so, as we were studying the Middle Ages together as part of our homeschool h ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
This book was a life-changer. Schaeffer transformed my understanding of history, especially the history of philosophical thought, and really enabled m ...more
Sep 2001
Sep 25, 2009
Southern Slavery: As It Was
There's been a small firestorm of controversy around this one in recent years. The main points that should be gleaned from this good if imperfect work ...more
Nov 2003
Sep 15, 2009
King John
Not the most memorable of Shakespeare's plays overall, but, as always, there are plenty of morsels to savor. I enjoyed it.

As an interesting aside, I w
Feb 28, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
The Anubis Gates
A very clever and enjoyable piece of time-travel fiction. 1802. 1983. 1810-11. 1684. 1846. London. Cairo. Greece. Coleridge. Byron. Ancient Egyptian s ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
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