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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
As a social psychologist, I have been trained to scoff at all "behavioral economists" because they often claim to have recently discovered that indivi...more
Mar 27, 2008
Mar 18, 2008
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
This is yet another wonderful book written by social psychologists, although it is probably unlikely to make the New York Times best seller list for a...more
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success
**spoiler alert** MY SUMMARY AND NOTES: The authors replicated Mischel’s marshmallow study and taught some participants to use distraction and distanc...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
I really enjoyed reading this book for a number of reasons, but primarily because it seems to fit the level of many of the conversations I've had with...more
Apr 14, 2008
Apr 07, 2008
Defying the Crowd: Cultivating Creativity in a Culture of Conformity
**spoiler alert** My notes and quotes:

Book written for the general public describing research that has been done on creativity as well as what factors...more
Dec 2002
Feb 20, 2008
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Definitely a worthwhile read for the athlete and non-athlete alike (but especially for the athlete). Some amazing insights given that this book preced...more
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 21, 2008
Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and StickYou with the Bill)
This is a great book, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you want a healthy dose of cynicism added to your literary diet. Every single one of the exam...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 15, 2008
7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America's Foremost Business Philosopher
**spoiler alert** My summary and notes:

Rohn writes about what it takes to become successful. He uses the story of his own life to illustrate how impor...more
Jul 2003
Feb 20, 2008
Refuting Evolution: A Handbook for Students, Parents, and Teachers Countering the Latest Arguments for Evolution
**spoiler alert** My summary:

Sarfati responds to a report put out by the National Academy of Sciences to teachers of evolution across the nation. He...more
Jul 2003
Feb 20, 2008
Cheap Psychological Tricks for Parents: 62 Sure-Fire Secrets and Solutions for Successful Parenting
Pretty similar to his other books, although sometimes you get the feeling that he is just looking to fill some space with a few of his tips. Still amu...more
Apr 26, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
**spoiler alert** Bonhoeffer on the Christian community: “We have one another only through Christ, but through Christ we do have one another, wholly,...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
Successful Intelligence: How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life
**spoiler alert** ***My notes and quotes from the book***

Successful intelligence = analytic + creative + practical intelligence. Sternberg argues that...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
**spoiler alert** Foer is a journalist who covers the U.S. and world memory championships and consequently spends a year training to compete in the ev...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
The Big Thirst: The Marvels, Mysteries & Madness Shaping the New Era of Water
**spoiler alert** My summary and notes from the book:
***The author goes through several examples of how water is treated in different parts of the wor...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction
**spoiler alert** My notes and summary of the book:

Kuyper spent most of his writings talking about how we are called to serve in God’s kingdom. He arg...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
Unknown Book 7187281
My favorite quotes from the book:

"Faith and science will not meet peaceably until each again feels the need of the other. Please do not misunderstand...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
Campbell's previous work, "The China Study", clearly contained a powerful message. Non-processed whole foods, especially nuts, fruits, and vegetables...more
Sep 11, 2013
Aug 20, 2013
Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
**spoiler alert** Keller's book on how the Bible explains justice and how we should approach justice-related issues in our Christian life.

***"In West...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
This book served as an excellent contrast to Niall Ferguson's book "Colossus". Bacevich points out the dangers of overextending the U.S. on the global...more
Dec 12, 2008
Dec 04, 2008
The Evolution-Creation Struggle
**spoiler alert** MY NOTES ON BOOK: Ruse’s book details the history of the enlightenment, especially concerning the advancement of ideas concerning ev...more
Mar 03, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
How To Stubbornly Refuse To Make Yourself Miserable About Anything, Yes Anything
**spoiler alert** My notes and quotes:

Ellis describes how to deal with emotional misery through Rational Emotive Therapy. The basic tenent of RET is t...more
Jan 22, 2003
Feb 20, 2008
The Souls of Black Folk
**spoiler alert** Notes and quotes for me:
Du Bois on Booker T. Washington and the importance to be critical on points of disagreement: “But the hushi...more
Mar 11, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Lectures on Calvinism
**spoiler alert** MY NOTES AND QUOTES: Abraham KuyperKuyper on Luther: “In the Protestant domain, taken in the historic sense, Lutheranism alone stand...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Deepening the Colors: Life Inside the Story of God
**spoiler alert** MY NOTES ON BOOK:

Hielema writes about growing as a Christian, or “deepening colors” and some of the ways people can do this. The au...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Eat That Frog
**spoiler alert** These are my notes and summary:

Setting Goals
1. Decide exactly what you want
2. Write it down
3. Set a deadline on your goal (and subd...more
May 19, 2011
May 18, 2011
Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America
**spoiler alert** Notes and quotes for me:

They identify the high flying achievers, the stayers, the seekers, and the returners within rural schools. M...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design
**spoiler alert** MY NOTES ON BOOK: Woodward points out that whoever gets to define science sets the terms that will decide the outcome of the dispute...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Fast Facts on False Teachings
**spoiler alert** My notes and quotes:

Sometimes God is like the blacksmith who takes a rusty, bent-up, twisted piece of metal out of the junkyard. He...more
May 24, 2005
Feb 19, 2008
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
**spoiler alert** My summary and notes from the book:
Book about how important it is to manage energy levels instead of time. One of their principles...more
Jun 02, 2011
May 31, 2011
A History of Warfare
**spoiler alert** He begins the book with an analysis of one of the most well-known books on war: Clausewitz's "On War" written in the 1800s by the Pr...more
Oct 11, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
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