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Defying Hitler
4.27
really liked it
This is the story of Sebastian Haffner, a man who lived in Germany during Hitler's rise to power. I loved hearing the story from the perspective of th ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
4.21
(review still in progress)

John 17:14-15 says "I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world,
...more
Apr 15, 2019
Dec 29, 2018
 
Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale
4.04
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This book tells the story of a pastor who has lost his way. He finds his faith again after a pilgrimage following in the footsteps o ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 17, 2008
 
Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
4.14
it was amazing
I have to confess, I have read a lot of leadership books over the years. But this one has definitely become one of my favorites. I listened to it as a ...more
Dec 28, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
 
Bird Box
4.02
liked it
This is a really good book if you are looking for a physiological thriller/horror. It will definitely keep you turning the pages. I think several of t ...more
Dec 27, 2018
Dec 18, 2018
 
Hood (King Raven, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
I have been a fan of Stephen Lawheads books ever since reading The Dragon King Trilogy as a kid, and his novels keep getting better and better with ti ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 27, 2008
 
The Children of Húrin
3.97
really liked it
I was really excited to read a new complete Tolkien novel -- the first new one to be published in 30 years. It's a story that takes place during the p ...more
May 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
Anathem
4.18
it was amazing
So, I finished Neil Stephenson's book Anathem several weeks ago and have been wanting to write something about it, but I've struggled over where to be ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
I Am Legend and Other Stories
4.00
really liked it
This is a really good book.. hardly similar to the movie at all. In fact, I can find very few similarities between the two:
- Neville is a possibly lo
...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
Letters to the Church
4.37
it was amazing
Great book. I think the church, like all things, needs some evaluation and course-correction from time to time to make sure we are still on the right ...more
Dec 05, 2018
Nov 27, 2018
 
The Post-American World
3.86
really liked it
This, like The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, are must reads for anyone doing business in our current world. The world is changing quickly. The Uni ...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
 
Pirate Latitudes
3.44
This was the last book written by Michael Crichton. Not one of his best, but it was still a fun book to read. It was especially good reading about sea ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation
3.88
really liked it
This is a really good book if you can filter out all of Jay's hero worship of Steve! Despite all of that, I found this book very enlightening.
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
4.28
really liked it
This was a great book. It took the complex story of the 2008 housing and financial crisis and explained it in terms that even those of us who don't li ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
Accelerando
3.88
liked it
I had read several Charles Stross books before this one, and was becoming a fan, but I had a lot of trouble getting through this one. The ideas are gr ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
 
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
4.19
it was ok
So, I struggle writing this review. I found a lot of the content in this book very good. But as a man of Faith, a Christian, parts of this book were s ...more
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 05, 2018
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.24
Good book.. almost as good as the first. Talk about a cliffhanger ending, though.. gotta start the third now!
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
 
Fearless (The Lost Fleet, #2)
3.98
liked it
I enjoyed this book, but did really feel that it added anything to the series on top of book 1. It seemed to just be more of the same. I think I'll st ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.97
really liked it
I came into this book pretty skeptically, having read all of the reviews about how hostile the series was to Christianity. However, at least based on ...more
Feb 25, 2008
Feb 10, 2008
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.13
it was amazing
Great book! I'm anxious to read the sequels now...
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
East of Eden
4.37
it was amazing
This is a beautiful novel that tells the story of two families in the late 19th to early 20th century who relive the biblical story of Cain and Abel s ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 07, 2007
 
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.89
it was ok
Man, I just cannot stand Dan Brown's style of writing.. As a friend of mine once said, he writes like an eighth grader on speed. I think this will be ...more
May 25, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
The Road
3.96
it was ok
I picked this book up because, as a father, I thought I would really enjoy the whole father/son angle. And, since becoming hooked on Jericho, the post ...more
Jun 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
The 4-Hour Workweek
3.87
really liked it
I really enjoyed the first half of this book. I took you through all of these ways to increase your efficiency at work. The rest was about starting yo ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
4.37
it was amazing
Hands down the best Wheel of Time book yet.
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.54
In this book the hero Kvothe relates his tale to a story teller as he, for reasons unknown, is living as an inn keeper under an assumed name. I was im ...more
Feb 2007
Dec 31, 2007
 
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
I loved the attention to detail in this book in regard to the fleet operations and the technical difficulties of communicating with and engaging other ...more
Jun 04, 2008
May 17, 2008
 
The Family Trade (The Merchant Princes, #1)
3.52
it was amazing
Loved it! I didn't want to get caught in another series, but I think that has happened. I have added the next book to my 'To Read' list.
Dec 10, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
Olympos (Ilium, #2)
3.94
it was ok
I was really disappointed with this. I have loved Dan Simmon's writing in the past, and Ilium was amazing. But this book was a struggle just to get th ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 22, 2007
 
The Terror
4.06
really liked it
Very good read! It lives up to its name. Easily one of the must terrifying books I've read in a long time.
Nov 09, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
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