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John John said: " I'm re-reading it after reading Tolstoy's biography. It's hard not to see it through the lens of hypocrisy of his own life. At the best moments, however, I can read it as good writing from a broken person and it's easier to relate. To me, "Master and ...more"

 

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Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
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Over sixty years ago, Heinlein captured what would essentially be the postmodern dialogue: science and faith, alienation and community, truth outside of the confines of our tiny space ship. While I don't think it's particularly well-written, it is a ...more
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Crime and Punishment, Poor People & The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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I love the history of the dictatorship, of the crumbling country and of the way in which modernization and post-imperialism eventually make him irrelevant. It's a great commentary on public memory.
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
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God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis
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Sometimes I forget how great CS Lewis is. Then, I go back and re-read this book and see that the man is a genius. People give him a lot of attention for Narnia, but I think his brilliance shines in his essays.
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Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
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The only Christian-marketed Christian author I really enjoy. Donald Miller writes with wit, cynicism and a sprinkling of hope. He's offensive, yes, but with a transparency that comes close to vulnerability. He's smart, but not too uppity and he's acc ...more
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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Jack Kerouac could write about going to the supermarket and I'd enjoy it.
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Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey
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This book helped me to understand my friends and eventually my wife. It helped me to know my students and tailor my instruction to their identity. There is a universal response when people take this test. If they are honest with themselves and in the ...more
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