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Two Years Before the Mast
it was amazing
This book is, I suppose, something of a family favorite. It was a favorite of my father's and became one of mine as well. R. H. Dana was a student at ...more
Jun 1998
Oct 18, 2009
Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine #1)
really liked it
I've been acquainted with this fascinating trilogy for years, but never bothered to give it a perusal in its entirety until recently. Its allure is fo ...more
May 2010
Jun 06, 2010
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
it was amazing
This book was a life-changer. Schaeffer transformed my understanding of history, especially the history of philosophical thought, and really enabled m ...more
Sep 30, 2001
Sep 25, 2009
Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great
really liked it
This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview. It's very handy as sort of a quick-reference guide and/or as a supplemental ...more
Nov 1998
Oct 17, 2009
Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
it was amazing
I resolved before I even began Page One that I was not going to like this book—at least not too much. I figure that I've read enough books by this guy ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
The Church History
really liked it
A really insightful and inspiring look into the life of the church - its teachings, practices, leadership, struggles, sufferings, and triumphs - durin ...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
really liked it
This was a really informative and enjoyable read. Story being the essence of history (of good history, at any rate), this collection of biographical e ...more
Sep 15, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
it was amazing
Economics is one of those topics on which I've intended to get better educated for some time now. The events since the latter half of '08 have definit ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 14, 2009
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity
it was amazing
The fact that it took me four-and-a-half years (in several widely separated and intensive forays) to work my way through this volume (over 500 pages c ...more
Sep 15, 2015
Apr 12, 2011
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
really liked it
The author's aim is to correct the misconception that fascism - a poorly defined and poorly understood term anyway, usually thrown about by anyone wis ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
The Divine Comedy I: Hell
it was amazing
I’ve listened to The Divine Comedy a number of times on audio, supplemented by selective readings from the actual text. This is my first careful readi ...more
Feb 15, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters
really liked it
This book chronicles the plight of Scottish Covenanters of the 16th and 17th centuries and the vicious persecutions they endured – confiscation of pro ...more
Jun 17, 2016
Aug 29, 2016
The Aeneid
it was amazing
Arma virumque cano.…Great stuff. Dryden's late 17th century versified translation seems to have fallen out of favor, but I really like it. (I have a n ...more
Jun 2004
Sep 15, 2009
The Great Divorce
really liked it
This is Lewis at, if not his very best, certainly his very-goodest. There is a good deal of very memorable imagery, both of the wonder-inducing and th ...more
Apr 26, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
Modern Art & Death of a Culture
really liked it
Originally published almost forty years ago, this work has certainly lost none of its relevance for those seeking an understanding of the forces behin ...more
Jul 2009
Sep 14, 2009
The Iliad
it was amazing
I listened to an audio presentation of Robert Fitzgerald's English translation, supplemented by readings from Richard Lattimore's translation (the onl ...more
Aug 19, 2016
Aug 29, 2016
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
really liked it
This is a very relevant book for our times. It's also C.S. Lewis. Those two factors alone make it a more-or-less mandatory read – and one that is virt ...more
Mar 2009
Sep 14, 2009
Ecclesiastical History, Books I-III
really liked it
An illuminating account of the spread and triumph of the gospel among the peoples inhabiting the British Isles up until the early 8th century (Bede's ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Nov 12, 2012
The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture
liked it
I checked this out from the library thinking that I would probably just skim it, but I got so engrossed in it that I read the whole thing. The topic i ...more
Nov 20, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
Relativity Visualized: The Gold Nugget of Relativity Books
it was amazing
This book is a really fun explanation of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The tone is quite whimsical and there are delightful and helpful illustratio ...more
Aug 1997
Oct 25, 2009
Robinson Crusoe
it was amazing
One of my all-time favorites. This time I read it out loud to my oldest son. When I was about 14-16 years old, my family lived in an old house in New ...more
Jul 31, 2016
Jun 2007
Feb 28, 1987
Sep 15, 2009
The Elements of Typographic Style
it was amazing
Within a short time after completing my formal education and entering my profession, I became rather painfully aware that my training in the art and c ...more
Sep 2000
Sep 27, 2009
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
it was amazing
Chesterton imagines a futuristic London in which, contra the H. G. Wellses and Jules Vernes of his own time, virtually nothing of significance has cha ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
A String of Pearls Unstrung: A Theological Journey Into Believers' Baptism
it was ok
As a final stage in the process of my paedobaptist "conversion", I felt that it would be a good idea to test my new convictions by reading at least on ...more
Jul 2000
Sep 27, 2009
Bach: Mass in B Minor
really liked it
I've held the opinion for a number of years now that Bach's Mass in B Minor is the greatest musical composition of all time, and this book certainly d ...more
Jul 15, 2016
Aug 29, 2016
Black & Tan: A Collection of Essays and Excursions on Slavery, Culture War, and Scripture in America
really liked it
This is essentially a revised and expended edition of the booklet Southern Slavery As It Was, published some years earlier by the author and Steve Wil ...more
Oct 03, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
The Flying Islands of the Night
liked it
The Flying Islands of the Night is a fantastical three-act play in verse by James Whitcomb Riley, an American writer and poet whose mostly humorous an ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Jan 04, 2010
Contending for the Faith: The Church's Engagement with Culture
liked it
Ralph Wood, Baylor University Professor of Theology and Literature, has some very good things to say in this book, which serves as a call to the churc ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
Federal Husband
it was amazing
"Federal" is one of those great words which has almost been completely ruined for us. When we think "federal" we think big, bloated, out-of-touch and ...more
Apr 2000
Sep 28, 2009
Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (The Complete Greek Tragedies, #8)
it was amazing
This trilogy of Sophocles (Oedipus Rex in particular) is overwhelmingly regarded as the greatest of the Greek tragedies, and with good reason. It is t ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
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