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C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
4.10
really liked it
Clive Staple Lewis is one of my heroes. I found this biography literally staring at me while moving slowly through my local book store and much to the ...more
not set
May 06, 2013
 
Coolidge
3.83
really liked it
In this wonderful biography of Calvin Coolidge Amity Shlaes removes the detritus surrounding our thirtieth President. After the revisionism is cleared ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
The Empty Throne (The Saxon Stories, #8)
4.36
really liked it
The saga of the ultimate "noble pagan" continues as Uhtred continues to help defend English Christendom. He is ruthless, violent, crafty, wise, and lo ...more
May 2015
May 16, 2015
 
The Long Night
4.29
really liked it
To my detriment, I first read "The Long Night" in a rushed and superficial manner about 11 years ago. It is a forceful and emotional story about a son ...more
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
 
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
4.30
really liked it
I love history. I love fiction. It only stands to reason, I love historical fiction. I love learning history though fiction. Historians such as Paul J ...more
Mar 2016
Mar 06, 2016
 
Mr. Standfast (Richard Hannay, #3)
3.86
really liked it
This is book three of Buchan's Richard Hannay novels. Buchan writes about common men who simply and cheerfully go about their business of saving the W ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2013
 
Witch Wood
3.90
it was amazing
A powerful story (a favorite of CS Lewis) about a young and idealistic minister, David Sempill, set in 17th century Scotland with the Monmouth rebelli ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2013
 
Civilization: The West and the Rest
3.78
it was amazing
Excellent survey of the history of Western culture. Ferguson identifies 6 cultural artifacts or "killer aps" including:

Competition - Western European
...more
not set
Apr 01, 2013
 
Lost Causes: The Romantic Attraction of Defeated Yet Unvanquished Men & Movements
3.73
really liked it
Encouraging quotes, inspiring biographical vignettes, a defense of, and a lament for the Lost Causes known as Tradition, Work, Mercy, Honor, Chivalry, ...more
not set
Jan 30, 2013
 
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
3.94
it was amazing
A powerful rebuke to authoritarianism and the extent governments will go to secure power. A wonderful reminder of the blessings we have been gifted an ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
 
Father Hunger
4.36
really liked it
Convicting,informative,and pointed me to the gospel.

Favorite quotes:

"Masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility"


"What are fathe
...more
Jun 09, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas
4.05
it was amazing
This was simply an awesome read. Goldberg is one of my favorite political writers and commentator. Check out this review:

http://www.dougwils.com/Book-
...more
not set
Jun 21, 2012
 
An Irish Country Wedding (Irish Country #7)
4.16
it was amazing
"I meant what I said to you, Donal, A year ago. I love it here....and if I live to be a hundred I'll never forget Ballybucklebo"

Dr. Barry Laverty

My s
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not set
Dec 31, 2012
 
God in a Brothel: An Undercover Journey Into Sex Trafficking and Rescue
3.97
really liked it
This book will shake you to your core. A must read for anyone concerned for justice and mercy.
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
The Aylesford Skull (Narbondo, #7)
3.59
it was amazing
Professor Langdon St. Ives battles once again with the utterly depraved and evil Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. Jolly fantastic read, from an author who is all ...more
not set
Jan 30, 2013
 
The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, #15)
4.16
it was amazing
Chesterton once quipped, "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him", and so it is ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 08, 2016
 
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
3.98
liked it
I am not quite sure what to think about this book. Douthat does a remarkable job in analyzing the decline of the modern church. Solutions such as a re ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2012
 
Angels in the Architecture: A Protestant Vision for Middle Earth
4.22
it was amazing
Well, for once I had an entire review typed out and neglected to save it. Don't have the time nor do I feel like writing it all out again. Simply, I l ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2012
 
Homunculus (Narbondo, #2)
3.51
it was amazing
Professor Langdon St. Ives and the Trismegistus club battle to keep the secrets of the universe out of the hands of evil industrialists, a depraved ge ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Drawing of the Dark
3.91
really liked it
Merlin, Arthur, the Fisher King, Excalibur, Vienna, Beer, and the defense of the West. Reminded me that we live in a supernatural world where our phys ...more
not set
May 16, 2015
 
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
4.21
really liked it
Krauthammer's writing is eloquent and beautiful. His deep knowledge of the serious and not so serious make one want to cultivate those things that ar ...more
not set
Jun 22, 2016
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.83
it was amazing
My favorite work from Hemingway....I am not sure why. It is a supremely personal and heart breaking novel encapsulating a world in flux after the "Gre ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2015
 
Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership
3.90
really liked it
Excellent read about three of antiquity's most powerful leaders notably Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Caesar. There are lessons to be learned fro ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2012
 
Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground
3.26
really liked it
This is an amazing read. This book isn't so much an antidote to those conspiracy minded friends of ours. It does give us a nice window into how they t ...more
not set
Sep 10, 2012
 
Fighting for Liberty and Virtue: Political and Cultural Wars in Eighteenth-Century America (The American Experience, #1)
3.92
really liked it
Olasky proves that the American War for Independence was fought for much more than economic freedom. Virtue and the right to govern their religious af ...more
May 05, 2012
May 05, 2012
 
Greenmantle (Richard Hannay #2)
3.77
really liked it
A PCA Pastor from Tennessee turned me onto Buchan. This was written at a time when even so called "Dime store" novels were packed full of wisdom. Rich ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1)
4.12
really liked it
If you prefer the romanticism of myth and legend than read these books. Stewart brings Arthurian legend to life in a way that makes you ask the most i ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2012
 
Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Plan for the World
4.26
it was amazing
This is a must read for those unsure of their calling or just want to understand the Orthodox view of vocation or calling. I am now preparing to go th ...more
not set
Dec 06, 2012
 
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
4.14
really liked it
Being a big fan of the television series I naturally wanted to start reading the books which the series is based on. Not disappointed. A must read ser ...more
Jan 2016
Feb 08, 2016
 
Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy
4.23
it was amazing
To paraphrase a friend: When a Catholic priest knows more about economics than 80% of the population including professional economists. Simply a must ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
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