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C.S. Lewis Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces by C.S. Lewis
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The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer
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Christian Baptism by John Murray
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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 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 more up-
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The Westminster Shorter Catechism by Anonymous
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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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J. Gresham Machen
“I can see little consistency in a type of Christian activity which preaches the Gospel on the street corners and at the ends of the Earth, but neglects the children of the covenant by abandoning them to a cold and unbelieving secularism.”
J. Gresham Machen, Education Christianity & the State

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

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

J. Gresham Machen
“A new and more powerful proclamation of the law is perhaps the most pressing need of the hour... A low view of law always brings legalism into religion; a high view of law makes man a seeker after grace. Pray that the high view may prevail.”
J. Gresham Machen, What is Faith?

Alan Jacobs
“Those who will never be fooled can never be delighted, because without self-forgetfulness there can be no delight, and this is a great and grievous loss.”
Alan Jacobs, The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis

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