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The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms As Adopted... by The Orthodox Presbyterian C...
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At the time of this review, I'm still working through the Larger Catechism. But with that said...

1. It's a pretty book: good binding, white pages, readable font.
2. The Scripture proof texts were revised by John Murray and others, so they are sometime
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Christian Baptism by John Murray
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C.S. Lewis Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces by C.S. Lewis
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The Christian Gentleman's Smoking Companion by Ted Kluck
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Hard Times by Studs Terkel
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The Westminster Shorter Catechism by Westminster Assembly
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It Ain't No Sin To Be Glad You're Alive by Eric Alterman
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I had a Bruce Springsteen phase for a few weeks, and so I read this book. It was good. I got excited about Bruce Springsteen, and then I saw the emptiness of living for Bruce Springsteen's music. I received lots of valuable info from the author and e ...more
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The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum by Rousas John Rushdoony
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Faith by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"Charles Spurgeon. Master orator. Prince of Preachers. Famous theologian. Worst of sinners.

In this slim book, Spurgeon discusses faith – its object, basis, result, warrant, inclusions, and misapprehensions. He begins at the starting point of our fa..." Read more of this review »
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Boys and Girls Playing and Other Addresses to Young Children by J.C. Ryle
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For me, the most helpful things about this book were the simple lessons (which I still need) and the sermon about The Two Bears. "The Two Bears" contains some helpful insight into the story of Elisha cursing the children who mocked him.

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J. Gresham Machen
“A terrible crisis unquestionably has arisen in the Church. In the ministry of evangelical churches are to be found hosts of those who reject the gospel of Christ. By the equivocal use of traditional phrases, by the representation of differences of opinion as though they were only differences about the interpretation of the Bible, entrance into the Church was secured for those who are hostile to the very foundations of the faith.”
J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism

David F. Wells
“Humility has nothing to do with depreciating ourselves and our gifts in ways we know to be untrue. Even "humble" attitudes can be masks of pride. Humility is that freedom from our self which enables us to be in positions in which we have neither recognition nor importance, neither power nor visibility, and even experience deprivation, and yet have joy and delight. It is the freedom of knowing that we are not in the center of the universe, not even in the center of our own private universe.”
David F. Wells, Losing Our Virtue

Alan Jacobs
“We should affirm the great value of reading just for the fun of it. . . . In my experience, Christians are strangely reluctant to take this advice. We tend to be earnest people, always striving for self-improvement, and can be suspicious of mere recreation. But God doesn’t just create, he takes delight in his creation, and expects us to delight in it too; and since he has given us the desire to make things ourselves—has allowed us to be “sub-creators,” as J. R. R. Tolkien says--we may rightly take delight in the things that we (and others) make. Reading for the sheer delight of it—reading at whim—is therefore one of the most important kinds of reading there is.”
Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

J. Gresham Machen
“Paganism is that view of life which finds the highest goal of human existence in the healthy and harmonious and joyous development of existing human faculties. Very different is the Christian ideal. Paganism is optimistic with regard to unaided human nature, whereas Christianity is the religion of the broken heart.”
J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism

Alan Jacobs
“Read what gives you delight—at least most of the time—and do so without shame. And even if you are that rare sort of person who is delighted chiefl y by what some people call Great Books, don’t make them your steady intellectual diet, any more than you would eat at the most elegant of restaurants every day. It would be too much. Great books are great in part because of what they ask of their readers: they are not readily encountered, easily assessed.”
Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

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