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James Banks

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James Banks I don't have writer's block that often, but when I do, I tend to abandon the entire project. Sometimes, "after an age", I come back to the project.
James Banks I think maybe the most rewarding thing about being a writer, for me, is being able to discover new things. Writing leads me to the edge of what I know…moreI think maybe the most rewarding thing about being a writer, for me, is being able to discover new things. Writing leads me to the edge of what I know, gives me a kind of structure to build off of. (less)
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The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
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Dark Intimacy by David J. Hassel
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This seems like a neglected book here on Goodreads. I give it four stars, but could see myself giving five if I re-read it and like it enough. It seems like a book I might re-read someday.

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The Secret Teachers of the Western World by Gary Lachman
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Has a nice writing style.

Lachman's central lens ("It's all about the left brain and right brain") is interesting. After reading the book, I wanted to know what Lachman would have thought about Reformed epistemologists (Plantinga, Alston, etc.). They
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Hearing God by Dallas Willard
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Sometimes I find books that are especially helpful to me, and I tend to give them five stars, eventually or right away. This book could be one of them.

I think Willard's confidence or authority is what is most powerful about the book. He doesn't seem
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Dune by Frank Herbert
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When I read Lord of the Rings a few years ago, I thought it was basically just a book (or series). But when I read it when I was in elementary school, I couldn't get enough of it.

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Act of God by F. Tennyson Jesse
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Though a novel, it's a work of apologetics -- humanist apologetics instead of Christian apologetics.

Some ideas that interested me: in the 1930s, Jesse wrote this book, about fakeness. She mentions that Protestants mostly don't believe in hell by then
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