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The Analects
3.79
Confucius has a lot of wisdom. Anyone who is serious about living life well would do well to read the Analects.

Poignant Quotes:

If you try to guide the...more
Dec 17, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
 
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice
3.86
**spoiler alert** It an interesting tragedy fully of irony, deception, and regret.

Poignant Quotes:

Iago to Brabantio - "...an old black ram is tupping...more
Feb 21, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
The Religious Affections
4.20
As was about a 1/3 of the way through the book when it hit me that I was reading an abridged and modernized text. I was quite frustrated and felt like...more
Jan 2008
Sep 25, 2007
 
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
3.94
Insightful book on the importance of relating well with others and being in tune with one's emotions.

Poignant Quotes:

...childhood and adolescence are...more
Dec 17, 2008
Sep 27, 2007
 
Be All You Can Be
4.23
I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the exhortation and teaching from Maxwell. This is the first book I have read by him. This is a little an...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
Dropping Your Guard
3.95
I was encouraged by his comments on the idea of Hope. His books are consistently based on the Scriptures which I appreciate. However, they seem quite...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
King Lear
3.88
It was interesting but I didn't like it as much as some other plays by Shakespeare.

Poignant Quotes:

Edmund - "This is the excellent foppery of the worl...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
3.89
This is a sad and sobering book about how a village massacred almost all of its Jewish inhabitants by archaic means such as stoning, clubbing, and bur...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
3.74
A humbling preaching of God’s Word and His wrath

Poignant Quotes:

So that thus it is, that natural men are held in the hand of God over the pit of hell;...more
Apr 23, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
 
Complete Green Letters, The
4.30
Continuation of Poignant Quotes:

The Spirit of God does not give immediate holiness of life by faith or any other means. True, His method of producing...more
Nov 14, 2008
Dec 14, 2008
 
Green Letters, The
4.47
A very encouraging book on Christian liberty and spiritual growth.

Poignant Quotes:

Real faith is always increased by opposition, while false confidence...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
Living Proof: Sharing the Gospel Naturally
3.89
Book on relational evangelism which discussed making Christ the center of spiritual conversation. Also discussed getting nonbelievers into God’s Word...more
Mar 2007
Sep 10, 2007
 
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
3.93
It was a good book on the history of risk and how it applies to finance.
Poignant Quotes:
The capacity to manage risk, and with it the appetite to take...more
Apr 24, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Taking Laughter Seriously
3.45
This is the first book I have read that analyzes laughter, and I enjoyed the insights that the author brought to the table.

Poignant Quotes:

The oldest,...more
Jun 14, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
The Divine Embrace
4.18
Our relationship with Christ is that of an intimate dance

That I would love You more by the end of each day than when I awoke

Truth: Instead of “tinkeri...more
Jan 2004
Sep 10, 2007
 
Praying Over God's Promises
4.50
Refreshing and challenging book on praying and believing God's promises laid out in the Word.

Poignant Quotes:

But if it is a specific promise limited t...more
Sep 21, 2008
Oct 10, 2007
 
Spiritual Leadership
4.16
I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to progress in holy leadership

Poignant Quotes:

"In Paul's times, only deep love for Christ and genuine...more
Jun 08, 2008
Sep 25, 2007
 
Eternity in Their Hearts:  Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World
4.24
I believe this book was very influential in helping Christ-followers see that God has truly put eternity in the hearts of men who have had no influenc...more
Apr 19, 2009
Dec 17, 2008
 
The Pursuit of God with Study Guide with Book(s)
4.37
This is Tozer's most well known book and for good reason. I was stirred in my heart to pursue God all out, humbly rest in Him, and see all of my life...more
Feb 07, 2008
Nov 12, 2007
 
Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
3.16
My understanding and empathy for China's form of communism was deepened.

Poignant Quotes:

...When human society advances to the point where classes and...more
Nov 03, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
 
The Spirit of the Disciplines : Understanding How God Changes Lives
4.14
Dallas is good as usual. I think his chapter on money and poverty is the most insightful and biblical perspective I have ever read on the idea of mone...more
Jan 28, 2008
Dec 31, 2007
 
The Intelligent Investor (Collins Business Essentials)
4.24
This was a very enjoyable and educational book on investing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a better understanding of a good philoso...more
Feb 03, 2009
Feb 05, 2008
 
The New Answers Book: Over 25 Questions on Creation / Evolution and the Bible
4.10
This was a good book on the basic evidence for pro-young earth creationism. Since I am more acquainted with an old earth perspective it was good to he...more
Apr 21, 2009
Jun 04, 2008
 
Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
4.33
Poignant Quotes:

The sorrow of God lies in our fear of Him, our fear of life, and our fear of ourselves.

In my experience, self-hatred is the dominant m...more
Jun 07, 2009
Sep 26, 2007
 
Future Grace
4.21
The most heady theological book I have read thus far by Piper. He is good at making the concepts practical. The fundamental thesis is that we walk in...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
4.17
It was a good overview of the spiritual disciplines. Definitely a book you have to read a chapter at a time and let it all soak in.

Poignant Quotes:

Joy...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
4.28
Poignant Quotes:

...God's blessing does not depend on our performance.

[Christian's often think] that, although we are saved by grace, we earn or forfei...more
Oct 23, 2008
Oct 06, 2007
 
Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud
4.19
Among the few books I have read more than once because of its immense value in loving and trusting God.

Poignant Quotes:

"The Wager resolved decisively...more
Jan 2006
Mar 18, 2008
 
Up from Slavery
4.00
Encouraging biography of a former slave

Poignant:

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life...more
Oct 06, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
 
Communion with God
4.47
It was doctrinally rich and insightful.

Poignant Quotes:

"The Father knows that his people can bring no greater hurt to his loving heart than to have su...more
Mar 14, 2008
Dec 02, 2007
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