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Post-Human (Post-Human, #2)
Before I even begin, I want to say that almost all the five star reviews here are circumspect. Why, because THE AUTHOR AT THE END OF THE BOOK GIVES AW...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
I'm going to go against the crowd here. I liked the book. However, it was not as life changing for me as it was for the many who have read it.

This wou...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
The Last Days of Krypton
Finally, after three years I was able to read this book over the course of a short road trip. It's an enjoyable read, but this book fell just short of...more
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure: The "Good Parts" Version
**spoiler alert** A wonderful book (and movie) by William Goldman that is full of "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giant...more
Jan 2001
Jan 03, 2008
Do I Know God?: Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship
Not a complex book by any means, but Tullian gives an above average answer on the assurances of the question to the title of the work.

Do I know God?

Aug 02, 2012
May 18, 2009
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Kindle Edition)
A fascinating look at South American (Amazon) culture in the first quarter of the 20th century and one of it's leading explorers.

I was intrigued by th...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ
This is one of Piper's easier books to read. Adapted from a series of messages, it's also short as well. I read it in less than four hours.

Why does Go...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
This is really two books in one. While the first half narrative interested me, it was the second half's principles that really hit it home.

My style of...more
Jun 10, 2014
Aug 15, 2011
Hard Contact (Star Wars: Republic Commando, #1)
I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

I generally think that the Star Wars line of books are basically horrible filler for all of us fanboys out the...more
Jan 05, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
Surprised By Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit Of Rebels
Knowing a little of the background of the author, I honestly thought that this book would be a little auto-biographical. However, this book is about J...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting
Kitty Burns Florey gives the first half of the book an excellent history of handwriting (think utensils, ink, paper, and handwriting style) with a few...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
The Book Thief
I don't tend to get emotionally involved with the books I read. However, I found myself hating the machinations behind Nazi Germany and loving many of...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
Superman: Earth One
This is a refreshing take on what I believe to be a tired and cliched character. Not since Kingdom Come and All Star Superman have I enjoyed a Supes t...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
The Doctrines That Divide: A Fresh Look at the Historic Doctrines That Separate Christians
Lutzer does a good job of explaining all the various divisions of doctrine that have been hot topics since the early centuries of Christianity: the in...more
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
Evil Genius (Genius, #1)
Jinks gives us an interesting premise for the book: a school for teaching certain (and not so certain) child geniuses of the world to dominate society...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 28, 2008
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
At first, I was not too impressed with the narrative of this book. What did appeal to me was the descriptions of communist Russia at the end of Stalin...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
Clear Winter Nights: A Journey into Truth, Doubt, and What Comes After
An interesting way to explain Christianity. Usually when I come across something like this (using fiction), the dialogue and background story seems ru...more
Dec 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Batman: Year One
I enjoyed this take on the mythos and actually found the Gordon plot lines to be interesting. I could have done without the Catwoman noise. I see a lo...more
Dec 18, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
Astro City Vol. 3: Family Album
I am constantly amazed at the quality that comes from Astro City tales.

It's like discovering a mythos for the very first time, but also realizing that...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon gives us an interesting take on the inner workings of an autistic British boy.

I found the book to initially be an entertaining read, but t...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
If I compare myself to the rest of the ratings and reviews clearly I don't "get" this book. Although it was interesting, it didn't really compel me to...more
May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012
God Is More Than Enough: Foundations for a Quiet Soul
I always find Jim Berg's books to be excellent and refreshing. In this book, he gives a good case for why people "suffer" from anger and anxiety. We t...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
This book is short and simply written. It's also incredibly compelling. I read it in one sitting. However, I find it hard to divulge anything about th...more
Aug 2009
Aug 01, 2009
True Grit
I love both movies. Both are brilliant and excellent.

I was surprised to find this book just as good if not better. The voice of Mattie Ross is unique...more
Sep 02, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
I found this book to be a quick read, and it was even enjoyable. On two occasions I laughed out loud.

However, after reading the book I just don't see...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
What a breath of fresh air to the superhero genre.

There are a few surprises the literary writing as well as the plot. It's like looking in t...more
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
This book.

Every pastor should read this book. I cannot say it has changed my life. Ask me in six months. However, it has exposed myself to me. It's al...more
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
This book was fascinating and a breath of fresh air.

However, I think it goes right down generational lines. Instead of a church with programs and eve...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent
I found this book hard to follow, but I also found it to be very interesting and enjoyable at times.

Yes, like with other reviews, there were parts tha...more
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Daredevil, Vol. 14: The Devil, Inside and Out, Vol. 1
This is the first trade that collects what I'm finding out to be Ed Brubaker's stellar run with Matt Murdock.

Simply take a well known comic character...more
Apr 12, 2008
Apr 15, 2008
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