Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile
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
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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
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
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 Best Loved Poems of the American People
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
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
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
The Beloved Invader (St. Simons Trilogy, #3)
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
Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
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
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 in Europe
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
To live again (The Catherine Marshall anniversary library)
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
Lighthouse (St. Simons Trilogy, #1)
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)
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
Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
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
Nicholas and Alexandra
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
God is No Laughing Matter
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
Final Conclave
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
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
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
How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
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
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
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
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
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
Tis: A Memoir
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
A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption
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
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor
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
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
Redemption Reissue
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
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
Boeser brings this dangerous and exciting time to life as he tells the story of the mystic who was a physician, astronomer, astrologer, and heretic. H...more
Oct 31, 2010
Mar 27, 2012
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The first 50-60 pages were a real turn-off for me because he was trying to convey the confusing world of the very young in the Irish public schools at...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
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