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Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
His argument is that humans are desiring creatures, not simply rational creatures. This involves embodied existence that is most powerfully shaped by...more
Apr 13, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan
The last paragraphs:
"The radical break with the western historical past would be that of ephemerality. It would entail the deliberate acceptance of t...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
Wuthering Heights
1) I enjoyed the narrative style, though I did for some time expect Lockwood to enter into the story. I really enjoyed his introduction Heathcliff in...more
not set
Jul 28, 2013
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
One wonders how much of himself Wilde invested into the character Dorian Gray. Perhaps his biographers--whom I have not read--could say better. But ce...more
Jun 2012
May 21, 2012
The Eagle of the Ninth (The Roman Britain Trilogy, #1)
Rosemary Sutcliff is known for her detail when it comes to historical fiction. This book does not disappoint in this area. But, does the book succeed...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Read this book as if you are having an evening chat with your English professor. If you do, you'll enjoy it. Besides, to read at Whim is the argument...more
May 14, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
The Screwtape Letters
Concerning The Screwtape Letters, Lewis said, "Though I had never written anything more easily, I never wrote anything with less enjoyment." In all re...more
Apr 26, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors
The book is an excellent tool for understanding the process of mining the original text. I do want to be careful not to criticize the book for somethi...more
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Mar 08, 2012
The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture
This book is replete with instances of "yeah, but". The book is intended to be a bit controversial (see the title). And in this regard, it doesn't fai...more
May 20, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
Carpenter does an admirable job with this. Truth be told, Tolkien's life is not that interesting. If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings or Tolkien's o...more
Jul 2012
Apr 24, 2012
The Unaborted Socrates
This book, and The Best Things in Life, are fantastic books to introduce high schoolers to the word of logic and philosophy. But more importantly, the...more
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Mar 07, 2012
Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy
This is a fantastic alternative account of epistemology from the objectivizing non-personal accounts which the enlightenment has brought us. Polanyi i...more
Oct 2011
Mar 06, 2012
Reason Within the Bounds of Religion
This book is just fantastic as an introduction to how Christian commitments (and theological formulations) ought to interact with other disciplines. I...more
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales
"In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines..."

Old Children's lit at its best. Fantastic.
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Oct 07, 2013
Anna Karenina
The book has flashes of insight, especially about the nature of people and their complex relationships. Yet, I wonder if Tolstoy has anything like a c...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Till We Have Faces
This is my favorite Lewis book. He thought this was his best. This is a very under-appreciated book.
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Mar 08, 2012
A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens is fantastic, if not a bit overblown in his urge for the dramatic. This is a classic, a very good book.
Jul 10, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
The Family Bedtime Treasury with CD: Tales for Sleepy Times and Sweet Dreams
Fantastic! Very impressive collection!
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
The Aeneid
Virgil does a masterful job writing an apology for the Roman empire. The book is high drama from start to finish. The central message is that Rome was...more
Apr 07, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Political Worship
(caveat for ethos)
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works
really helpful at points, but there's more to be said and crucial aspects ignored
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis
I'm enthusiastic about this book because it is very personal and does well to present a balanced picture of Lewis. I very much enjoyed it.
Jan 21, 2014
Dec 25, 2013
Imaginative Apologetics: Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition
I am a bit conflicted on the rating because the volume is a bit uneven. Overall, the book is helpful because it moves beyond the traditional evidentia...more
Apr 09, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
Charles Dickens: A Critical Study

Call me a sucker for Chesterton's style or just old fashioned, but I loved it. He has what many modern writers lack, depth.
Aug 12, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Vision And Virtue: Essays in Christian Ethical Reflection
You don't read Stanley Hauerwas; you fall under his influence.
Oct 23, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Pickwick Papers
this is brilliant and fun
Nov 21, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
The Abolition of Man
not set
Mar 08, 2012
The Golden Bowl
Jan 06, 2014
Dec 01, 2013
The History of the Kings of Britain
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Paul and Palestinian Judaism
not set
Mar 09, 2012
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