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Frost by Robert Frost
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I'm a poetry tyro so reading this was a learning experience. The more I read, the more I appreciated it. Much food for thought in these verses; puts one in a contemplative mood.
Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
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While I was living a pretty comfy life in 1993, guys my age were risking - and losing - their lives in Somalia. I believe those who say that unless you've been in combat, you can't really understand it. This book at least gives you some sense of the...more
The Battle Belongs to the Lord by K. Scott Oliphint
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I'm glad Prof. Oliphint has written this book. He does an excellent job of showing the biblical principles that ground the task of apologetics. No doubt any Christian who reads the book carefully will gain much from it.

Most of Oliphint's concern is...more
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway
read in November, 2013
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My first foray into Hemingway. I have mixed thoughts about the book. It is slow and tedious at times, and Hemingway's staccato style takes a little getting used to. Though I'm sure there is much more to the book than meets the eye, as a casual reader...more
Missions in the Third Millennium by Stan Guthrie
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A informative survey of the landscape of Christian missions today. It's written from a broad evangelical perspective so doesn't address much denominational missionary work (maybe because most mission work is carried out by non-denominational churches...more
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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A disturbing read: Huxley creates a bizarre and terrifying dystopia where babies are "decantered" instead of born, the word "mother" is obscene, and instead of marriages people are conditioned to be freely promiscuous. The state has completely elimin...more
The Gutenberg Elegies by Sven Birkerts
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I was absorbed in this book from beginning to end. Birkerts reflects deeply on the way electronic media influence (for ill) our habits of reading. He's concerned about literature, but all he says applies to the reading of Scripture and theology as we...more
From the Garden to the City by John Dyer
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A thoughtful, Christian analysis of how technology changes our lives and poses challenges to our faith.
Wherever I Wind Up by R.A. Dickey
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If you like baseball, you'll like reading this book (or listening to it, as I did). R. A. Dickey has a story to tell, and tells it ably, about his life, his struggles, his failures, his faith, and his knuckleball. Dickey began his pro baseball career...more
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Herman Melville
“To insure the greatest efficiency in the dart, the harpooners of this world must start to their feet from out of idleness, and not from out of toil.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

“In a society in which idolatry runs rampant, a church that is not iconoclastic is a travesty. If it is not against the idols it is with them.”
Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture

Herman Bavinck
“And these two things, the love of God and Christ's satisfaction, had to and could go hand in hand because we were simultaneously the object of his love as his creatures and the object of his wrath as sinners.”
Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics Volume 3: Sin and Salvation in Christ

Herman Melville
“...and Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick

John Calvin
“The decree is dreadful indeed, I confess.”
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

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