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The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
3.32
it was amazing
I had wanted to write this book. It needed to be written, because the Man of Numbers, Leonardo of Pisa - better known as Fibonacci - was one of the gr ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
 
Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent
4.25
it was amazing
Nate's words remind me to be thankful once more for the story that My Father is writing. For my life, and my new life. For my lovely wife, and our fo ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
Christ and Culture
3.90
really liked it
The hand on the cover represents the five views of Christ and Culture: Christ against culture, Christ of culture, and Christ over culture. The last ha ...more
Jun 24, 2017
Jun 02, 2017
 
Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education
4.29
really liked it
What follows is my summary of this book.
"The poetic mode of learning is a sensory-emotional experience of reality, a spontaneous act of the senses wit
...more
Aug 16, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Then Tweets My Soul: The Best of the Church Curmudgeon
4.36
really liked it
"That veggie bacon exists is evidence of the Fall; That someone would serve it to the unsuspecting is evidence of total depravity" and hundreds of oth ...more
Jun 16, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1)
3.76
really liked it
If you expect Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle, you'll be disappointed. No great puzzles solved by brilliant insight or deductive genius. This is ...more
Jan 11, 2018
Dec 18, 2017
 
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
4.37
did not like it
Joseph Smith wrote this work of fiction in obvious (and poor) imitation of the Bible - "And it came to pass..." I read it shortly after finishing the ...more
Jul 1982
Dec 06, 2009
 
Eaters of the Dead
3.65
liked it
A fun story to read at the poolside.
May 29, 2018
May 30, 2018
 
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
4.09
really liked it
I appreciate much of what Peterson says. Many people, myself included, would benefit by following his advice. He is at his best when encouraging men t ...more
May 28, 2018
Apr 11, 2018
 
Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning
4.29
really liked it
I know that there is more in this book than I got out of it. Barfield assumes a lot from his readers, not only fluency in poetry and philosophy, but a ...more
Jul 24, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
 
A Mathematician's Apology
3.92
really liked it
G.H. Hardy argues that mathematics should be studied, not primarily for its utility, but for its aesthetics. He gives the best description that I have ...more
Jul 2002
Oct 27, 2009
 
Anna Karenina
4.03
it was amazing
An astounding story of selfishness, fear and despair, and of love and confidence leading to and flowing out of revelation and life. A truly great nove ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
 
Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life
4.46
it was amazing
A good book full of good words, directing the reader and writer to more good words and good books.
Oct 18, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
 
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
4.08
it was amazing
Through this book, Doug Wilson has shaped my thinking about what education is, and what it should be.
Sep 1991
Nov 02, 2009
 
Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ
4.08
really liked it
A fun read, though not as well crafted as "Between Heaven and Hell"
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
Man of the Family (First Edition)
4.47
really liked it
I am enjoying reading these stories aloud to my wife.
May 05, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
 
Adventures in the Big Thicket
4.52
liked it
A good book to read to little saints.
Nov 1996
Jan 03, 2010
 
The Partner
3.90
really liked it
I almost gave this story five stars. I was thoroughly riveted from the first page to the last. Creative characters, crafty law, twists and turns, and ...more
Nov 30, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
 
S is for Space
4.10
really liked it
Some stories were gripping, some eerie, some poetic; tales of death and life, rockets and time machines, witches who had lost powers and vampires who ...more
Feb 04, 2018
Feb 03, 2018
 
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
3.70
liked it
Bryson uses insightful, often biting humor (and lists of facts) to describe England (and often America). Politically liberal, occasionally foul mouthe ...more
May 24, 2017
May 27, 2017
 
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
3.98
liked it
I listened to this book, read by the author, on a long road trip. At first I found it ridiculous, then mildly interesting, then funny and intriguing, ...more
May 30, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.32
it was amazing
Radio waves. Light becoming leaves, then carbon, then diamond. The future. Reflections from the sea in a blind girl's eye. Stars shining on the street ...more
Dec 24, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
 
The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
3.88
it was amazing
A touching story, with some really good laughs and happy providence. A fun book to ready, even when it's like, not Christmas.
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018
 
The Hiding Place
4.41
it was amazing
I have heard about this book for over thirty years, and finally read it. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes heart-warming, a true tale of God's love ...more
May 31, 2018
May 30, 2018
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.12
really liked it
This book challenged some of my assumptions about what makes people successful, arguing that it is not primarily intelligence or innate skill, but fam ...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
The Pelican Brief
3.97
really liked it
One of his better novels, with Grisham's formula that always keeps me gripped through every page.
Dec 13, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
 
Aesop's Fables
4.05
it was amazing
Aesop's Fables should be read and reread, especially by the young.
Feb 15, 2016
Feb 13, 2016
 
The Summons
3.68
really liked it
A fun read, with a few loose ends. I'm on another Grisham kick.
Nov 27, 2017
Nov 25, 2017
 
Men at Arms (Discworld, #15)
4.37
it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyable story.
Aug 18, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
 
The Untouchables
3.87
really liked it
Eliot Ness tells the story of how Justice finally caught up with Al Capone. Much better than the movie, Ness tells how he and his men really were unto ...more
Jul 2001
Nov 13, 2009
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