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Growing in Christ by J.I. Packer
Growing in Christ
by J.I. Packer
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Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
Mein Kampf
by Adolf Hitler
read in October, 2014
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Out of My Life and Thought by Albert Schweitzer
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In Africa with Schweitzer by Edgar Berman
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A Daughter's Tale by Mary Soames
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Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas
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Emma by Jane Austen
Emma
by Jane Austen
read in October, 2014
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Listened to the abridged version read by Juliet Stevenson. My only regret.... that the book was abridged. But Juliet Stevenson's reading is wonderful, and often made me laugh out loud with the brilliance or slyness in the different voices.
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In Africa with Schweitzer by Edgar Berman
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C.S. Lewis
“And that is enough to raise your thoughts to what may happen when the redeemed soul, beyond all hope and nearly beyond belief, learns at last that she has pleased Him whom she was created to please. There will be no room for vanity then. She will be free from the miserable illusion that it is her doing. With no taint of what we should now call self-approval she will most innocently rejoice in the thing that God has made her to be, and the moment which heals her old inferiority complex forever will also drown her pride… Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

C.S. Lewis
“To please God… to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness… to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son- it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

C.S. Lewis
“…the greatest service we can do to education today is to teach fewer subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects, we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.”
C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

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“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

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“For every one pupil who needs to be guarded against a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.”
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

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