Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile
3.79
it was amazing
I just have finished the book and, I confess, I'm in way over my pay grade. The introduction just begins the discussion with a little story of how our ...more
May 16, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
With Christ in the School of Prayer
4.36
it was amazing
Author's photo:

He wastes no time getting started and starts at the most promising point, Jesus teaching his disciples when they asked him to teach th
...more
Nov 04, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
4.16
it was amazing
I'm actually done. The rest of the pages are the index. I'm too tired to write much now but I'll start. What you don't know IS going to not only hurt ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption
3.71
really liked it
I had heard of the murder of a black man by dragging him behind a pick up but I didn't know the details before reading this book. I was horrified to l ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
To live again (The Catherine Marshall anniversary library)
4.13
really liked it
When Peter died he was a young man and though he had experienced an earlier brush with death, neither he nor his wife were prepared for his death. Cat ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
 
The Beloved Invader (St. Simons Trilogy, #3)
4.20
it was amazing
Anson Dodge. The very name says MONEY! After all who names their child Anson? (Just like who names a child Edsel Ford?) Anyway the story starts with A ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Jan 03, 2012
 
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
3.82
liked it
This is perhaps a product of its time in that the action and the plot begin very unobtrusively. You meet the characters as though glimpsed through the ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Mar 14, 2012
 
The Far Pavilions
4.20
really liked it
Imagine yourself as a child of mixed racial heritage, orphaned, at the mercy (which doesn't exist in that culture) of those in charge. You gradually u ...more
Jun 15, 1990
Feb 24, 2012
 
The Best Loved Poems of the American People
4.34
it was amazing
The section titles of this book invite you to sample the feast within: Childhood and youth, Humor and whimsey and on and on. This is a book I'll never ...more
Jun 30, 1961
Apr 10, 2012
 
God is No Laughing Matter
3.88
liked it
I read this at a time when I needed "something". It wasn't always satisfying and even when she wrote something good I wasn't ready. Where was my heart ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Mar 27, 2012
 
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
3.84
liked it
It's been over two years since I read it and I know nothing else about the area except what I read in this book but the story of the canteen that was ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Feb 25, 2012
 
Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
4.10
liked it
Peter Barton was blessed to have lived life by his own lights... or in hind sight was he? Died Sept 2002. Visionary for cable TV, thrill seeker. When ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Mar 27, 2012
 
A Moveable Feast
4.04
really liked it
A tantalizing tale of male innocence that doesn't know when he is flirting with great loss. The whole world (especially Paris so full of interesting p ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest i n Europe
4.21
really liked it
9/26/12 [update - continued] Brad knew that his profession asked him to put men in harms way but he never liked doing it. He was good in any job to wh ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
 
Lighthouse (St. Simons Trilogy, #1)
4.13
really liked it
James Gould was an admirable but flawed man. Admirable in his dedication to be and do the very best he could conceive and flawed in his inability to i ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Jan 03, 2012
 
An Irish Country Village (Irish Country #2)
4.04
liked it
A charming look at the practice of old-world apprenticeship. An older physician has taken a younger man under his wing and is ready to offer him a par ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
A Man Called Peter: The Story of Peter Marshall
4.21
it was amazing
Oh for such a Christian spirit today! I was blessed to hear his son preach and to know him and his wife, Edith, personally. They were such bright ligh ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 25, 2012
 
Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
4.26
liked it
Sagan was a salesman for atheism/humanism and I didn't even realize I was buying his goods. I was enamored with the "Star Trek" view of the universe, ...more
Jan 1993
Mar 27, 2012
 
Final Conclave
3.84
liked it
A Pope has died and the world desperately needs the guidance of the Church so the selection has more critical importance than usual. The Cardinals who ...more
Jan 1980
Mar 28, 2012
 
Nicholas and Alexandra
4.25
really liked it
Told from the point of view of the royal family so I didn't get the flavor of the privations that forced the average Russian to revolt. The truth is t ...more
Sep 15, 1988
Feb 25, 2012
 
3.00
liked it
I don't remember the book but how can I NOT have read it? I have a quote from Jowett copied in the front leaf of my Bible.

"It is possible to avoid a m
...more
Jan 1989
Mar 27, 2012
 
Bendigo Shafter
4.09
really liked it
When I started reading I thought I needed to read some more to make it worth reporting on. Then I realized that I had read too much to report details. ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
 
Hadley
3.96
really liked it
On the one hand Hemingway rescued Hadley from the depressing life she lived with her mother who absolutely despised all men. It is really surprising t ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
Lorna Doone
3.71
really liked it
7/2 - cont'd John knew he was heading into the valley of the Doones but he keeps adventuring until he tops a hill and finds a beautiful 8 year old gir ...more
Jul 20, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
1776
4.06
it was amazing
5/21/12 "I KNOW I'm going to like it. Depictions of people and places are in the words of the great men of the day. England couldn't imagine losing bu ...more
May 26, 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
4.07
liked it
Date finished is rather iffy but I read it to find out what significance the "ashes" might have. Never did get a clear idea of that but I found it to ...more
Nov 05, 1998
Mar 10, 2012
 
Trinity
4.22
really liked it
Take the "finished" date as meaning "before this date". This book describes the basis for the sectarian warfare that has inflamed Ireland for generati ...more
Dec 2000
Mar 10, 2012
 
Tis: A Memoir
3.66
it was amazing
1/18/13 -His eyes had some kind of infection when he arrived which was a constant and major source of embarrassment. He got a menial job with a big Ho ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Mar 15, 2012
 
Redemption
3.89
it was amazing
1/11/13 continued: Just getting off the peninsula took the lives of all the mules.
Rory met Georgia's first husband, liked him because he really cared
...more
Jan 11, 2013
Nov 10, 2012
 
Four Spirits
3.77
it was amazing
Mrs. Naslund startled this reader with her tremendous vocabulary and delighted him with her clear imagery of people like the KKK bomber and his wife. ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
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