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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
3.83
really liked it
As a non-Christian Religious Studies prof who has read a number of “historical Jesus” books I am delighted that Zealot will lead people to read more s ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
 
History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier
4.21
really liked it
David Irving, Holocaust denier, is a walking psychology case study in narcissism, chronic lying, cognitive dissonance, and willful ignorance. In Briti ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
 
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
3.96
liked it
Katy Tur was a philosophy major in college, but you don’t find out about this in the book. About her love life, drinking habits, food at campaign rall ...more
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 16, 2017
 
The Story of My Experiments With Truth
4.07
liked it
Orwell: “Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent.” Gandhi may be a saint, but he is one fussy holy man. His autobiography ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 05, 2012
 
Jesus and the Disinherited
4.44
really liked it
MLK traveled with this book in his bag; that may not be enough to recommend it, but it says much—King traveled light. Howard Thurman was a family frie ...more
Mar 19, 2012
not set
Mar 21, 2012
 
The Chosen
4.04
liked it
Today I discussed this all-male book with a small group of all-male max security prisoners. They liked it, fascinated by the details of Jewish life an ...more
Mar 27, 2013
not set
not set
Mar 28, 2013
 
Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America
4.07
it was ok
Before “homelessness” was recognizable as an issue, Jack London and George Orwell experimented with poverty in their classic books “People of the Abys ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
 
Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
4.06
liked it
History written as the acts of “Great Men” makes for fun reading, but inaccurate historiography. While the author is presumably from this school, thes ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood
4.06
liked it
“We are the walking lowest rung, and all that stands between us and beast,” Ta-Nehisi Coates claims, “is respect.” Respect? Silly machismo. I’m of two ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
4.04
really liked it
“Old man like me don’t have no first blue sky or thunderstorm or kiss. Old man like me don’t laugh at the taste of a strawberry or smell his own stink ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
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