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The Art of War
3.92
This is the deal, I am no lover of war, but it is also true that if a nation will last it must have competent generals. So, if you want to understand...more
May 31, 2011
May 30, 2011
 
If Protestantism is True
3.96
I am not saying I agree with most of what the author is saying (I am a protestant). But as an apologist I recognize anyone who can argue well. This ma...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.24
Jane Austen For Men

Jane Austen is one of the best dialogue writers I have ever come across. That is good enough reason to give her a 5 star review. A...more
Aug 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Mary for Evangelicals: Toward an Understanding of the Mother of Our Lord
4.07
I have often found that certain sections of books are worth more then other sections. This book is divided up into thirds and the first two thirds are...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Think and Grow Rich
4.10
This book has many advantages over other self help books. 1. It does not teach that just thinking about something will make it happen. It teaches that...more
Feb 2012
Mar 12, 2012
 
The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and Son
3.16
Read the book more or less in one sitting because it is such an easy read. I am a film snob wannabe so half of what attracted me to the book was all t...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
3.88
Do you want the good news first or the bad news? Ok here's the bad news. The author does not explain how a teacher would be "critically reflective" an...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Confessions
3.81
The translation is not bad, but definitely has a Roman Catholic spin to it. I am sure a protestant would translate a few passages a little bit differe...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture
3.94
I almost want to give this book 5 stars, but by principle can not give a book that is written for an 8th grade reading level a 5 star review. Call me...more
May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
Schulz and Peanuts
3.73
I almost don't want to give this book 3 stars. I have to say i liked it, mainly because Charles Shulz was such an interesting person. I felt that the...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Nicomachean Ethics
3.88
Before I really go into this review, I want to note that it is a weird thing to give a classic like Aristotle's ethics a rating based on stars. Any bo...more
Oct 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
An Anthology: 365 Readings
4.13
Here's the deal. I am not a big fan of anthologies of selected quotations from authors. It makes me paranoid when I don't know the original context of...more
May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
3.56
I am not aware of the historical impact this novel has had and perhaps this makes my review less valid. I am only presenting my reaction to the book....more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme
3.60
Virus of the Mind is a mix between Dawkins ideas of the meme, self help, poor philosophy (which can be blamed on Dawkins),and a championship of Zen me...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
3.97
The Good: If have recently graduated from High School and are about to attend college then I strongly recommend this book. It will help you know how t...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
My Marriage Manual
4.00
Simple writing style. Good content. The book focuses a lot on the importance of staying together and what you can do to keep your marriage intact. Whi...more
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Alcestis/Medea/Hippolytus
3.62
I think these 2500 year old plays are more fresh then most 3 day old movies that just came out in theater. The Greeks found his plays shocking and so...more
May 05, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds
3.90
A very scholarly biography. There are probably 100 pages of references in the back to original sources that back up the author's telling of Maimonides...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
Watchmen
4.31
The book is better then the movie. But I will also say the movie is true to the book. If you read the book you will understand the background stories...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
4.27
What is there not to like about this comic? Batman is an old man. Robin is a teenage girl. Joker is still a demon. Gotham is still going nuts. The art...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
 
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
3.85
What I liked: I learned about 3d Printing,(I was somewhat familair with it from watching an episode of the Stephen Colbert report)cutting, and how pro...more
Dec 05, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
 
Reveries of the Solitary Walker
3.60
OK. Supposedly this guy was a masterful writer with a poetic flair. The translation I read did not allow me to see this very well (not that it was ter...more
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Prank the Monkey:The ZUG Book of Pranks
3.72
This book was kind of hit and miss for me. His premise is that pranking is done to point fun at big corporations and government so that we can all hav...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower
3.49
Reading this book I did learn quite a bit about foreign poliics in the last 20 years. I appreciated learning about Bush Senior because I was a young c...more
May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
The Seven Storey Mountain
4.14
A wonderful read, an interesting life story, and a fascinating glimpse into the life of a monk. I live in Louisville Kentucky which is within 20 miles...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
4.13
Quite enjoyable. It fits in witht he series but if you have not read the Dark Tower series it should not be a problem for you. It is actually three st...more
Dec 05, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
 
What's in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-rhetorical Character of the New Testament
3.70
It was an interesting book. The author took a few different controversial topics and applied his method for understanding the NT. Once again he is sho...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
Around the World in 80 Days (Great Illustrated Classics)
3.89
They never do fly in a hot air balloon. Just have to point that out. I did not realize how funny Jules Verne could be. There were times when I read th...more
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
 
War and Peace
4.08
This is not the translation I read but I realized I probably won't find it on here. Anyway, it took me three times to actually read this book all the...more
Aug 10, 2010
Jan 03, 2011
 
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
3.70
The main reason I will not give this book 5 stars for it's review is the fact that I think the book is a bit misadvertised. The book appears to be a b...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
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