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Thoughts In Solitude
really liked it
There is much to learn from in this short book and I know I've only scratched the surface. In a world of smartphones, Netflix, social media and everyt ...more
May 21, 2016
Jan 23, 2016
The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
really liked it
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity is a mystery; a commonly accepted Christian truth that is rationally incomprehensible. In The Divine Dance, Rich ...more
Mar 22, 2018
Oct 24, 2016
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
it was amazing
Just Mercy is an autobiography of Bryan Stevenson, a criminal justice lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative. As he explained it to Rosa Park ...more
Apr 06, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 19, 2017
The Folly of God: A Theology of the Unconditional
really liked it
This little book took me a lot longer to read that I expected. Caputo explores this concept of the "unconditional" that was new and surprising to me. ...more
Apr 03, 2017
Nov 19, 2016
Mother Night
really liked it
I attended a book swap party for a friend not long ago. I came home with this book. I’d never heard of it, but how could I not be interested in Vonneg ...more
Jan 2018
May 27, 2018
Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
really liked it
This book is profound and perspective altering. It's also a hard book to read at times. I'd give it 3 stars for that reason, but when it's good, it's ...more
Apr 19, 2016
Feb 12, 2016
Dark Night of the Soul
really liked it
I fear I've understood only a small bit of this book, but I'm glad I worked my way through it. It's a view into a mind and religious worldview that is ...more
Jun 22, 2016
Jan 05, 2016
Fahrenheit 451
it was amazing
I can't believe I never read this book. I also can't believe how amazing and poignant it is.

I can't decide what book I would be if I could be one. Wh
May 19, 2016
Feb 11, 2015
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
it was amazing
This is the second book I’ve read by Hạnh, the first being Living Buddha, Living Christ. To those unfamiliar, Hạnh is a buddhist monk from Vietnam. He ...more
May 2018
Aug 10, 2017
Childhood's End
it was amazing
This was the moment when history held its breath, and the present sheared asunder from the past as an iceberg splits from its frozen, parent cliffs, a
Jan 04, 2018
Feb 11, 2015
Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science
it was amazing
I loved this book and it represents the culmination of all of the work that Mike McHargue has done that has been so instrumental to me. But it's hard ...more
Oct 24, 2016
May 10, 2016
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
liked it
Where history concerns mainly personalities, the drawings become either black or white according to the interests of the writer.

Like many of the Sci-f
Jan 31, 2018
Feb 04, 2015
The Souls of Black Folk
it was amazing
This beautiful book, written in 1903, is about race and America. It is a collection of essays; some history, some critique, some stories, some journal ...more
Jun 14, 2018
May 08, 2018
really liked it
Have you ever read Neal Stephenson? Can you tell when someone is way smarter than you and that compels you to listen? Do you enjoy when you’re confron ...more
Mar 19, 2018
Jan 05, 2016
What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything
really liked it
Rob Bell is excited about a lot of things, but what he is most excited about is the Bible. To those outside of the church there is the perception that ...more
Dec 30, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Brave New World
really liked it
I love rereading these classics again as an adult. There is so much depth and nuance to the critique of society that was lost on my high school brain. ...more
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Twelve Years a Slave
it was amazing
The story of Solomon Northup, and the dignity and humility in which he tells it, is harrowing, awe-inspiring and horrifying. I am most interested in h ...more
Mar 07, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
The Terror
liked it
I want to give this book 2.5 stars. I actually liked it, so I'll give it three, rather than two. I listened to the 22 hour audio book and the narrator ...more
Jun 08, 2016
May 27, 2016
The Art of War
liked it
What a curious book. I listened to a reading of it and so my reading could scarcely be called more than an overview. This short book is definitely one ...more
Feb 13, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
Civil Disobedience
it was amazing
It's easy to see how influential this book been for so many. I admire Thoreau's iron will, the clarity of his conviction and the simplicity of his pro ...more
Feb 03, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
liked it
I have a lot of mixed feelings about Ready Player One. All in all, I enjoyed it, but it took work. The biggest challenge for me is that I have no part ...more
Jan 13, 2018
Jun 15, 2014
Saturn Run
liked it
I enjoyed this book. I want to give it 3.5 stars, but definitely not 4. The science and the general thought experiment were fun. I've enjoyed mulling ...more
May 13, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living
really liked it
I ended up really enjoying this book. It started a little "self-help" for me, but a lot of it was stuff I didn't need to hear and can imagine how it w ...more
Apr 22, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
Stories of Your Life and Others
it was amazing
What a surprising gem of a book. I loved how most of the stories tweak some foundational underpinning of what it means to be human and explores how th ...more
Mar 26, 2017
not set
Mar 09, 2017
Atomic Design
really liked it
I've been following Brad's work for years and really like the patterns he's developed. Because of my familiarity, the book felt slow and repetitive at ...more
Jan 23, 2017
Dec 18, 2016
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1)
really liked it
I'm glad I stumbled on this book. It's a thoroughly engaging and surprising accurate piece of historical fiction. It's has the intense battles and int ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
A Brief History of Time
it was amazing
Though there are parts I'm sure I did not completely understand, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What surprised me was how much this very scientific b ...more
Dec 2016
Nov 26, 2016
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
really liked it
This book was surprising and I really enjoyed it. It's not your typical zombie action horror thriller fest. It's deliberate, thoughtful and engaging. ...more
Jan 2014
Feb 11, 2015
Xenocide (Ender's Saga, #3)
really liked it
I love the world of Ender Wiggin, and I loved this book. I'm glad it was unrepentant in its desire to technologically, philosophically and metaphysica ...more
Apr 28, 2016
Jun 15, 2014
A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)
it was amazing
This book is a masterpiece. It leaves you with so much to consider and process. It's filled with hope and despair, of brokenness and restoration, and ...more
Mar 22, 2016
Feb 02, 2015
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