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When Birds Could Talk And Bats Could Sing
it was amazing
There is a certain cadence to these stories, especially when reading them outloud. And these are exactly the sort of stories that you must read outlou ...more
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Oct 27, 2014
Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti
really liked it
"Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti" by Pam & Bill Farrel. I enjoyed this because it was funny. If you read it you'll get the title so ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 23, 2007
The Legend Of The Christmas Rose
really liked it
I'm reading a Christmas story in the summertime. But that's OK, because this story is about a summer garden that miraculously blooms in winter on the ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
The Practice of the Presence of God
really liked it
Brother Lawrence is a 17th century Carmelite monk who engaged in a near continual conversation with God. Even while he was doing seemingly menial task ...more
Apr 19, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
The Book of the Dun Cow (Chauntecleer the Rooster, #1)
it was amazing
Best. Cockfight. EVER!
Just by loving each other and hoping in their Creator God, a little community of farm and forest animals unknowingly holds at b
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 13, 2009
How the Irish Became White
liked it
History is best written if it retells the story of the past to explain how we all got to where we are now. Noel Ignatiev's, "How the Irish Became Whit ...more
Aug 2004
Dec 26, 2007
The Meaning of Jesus
really liked it
I am both confounded and very happy that these two very different theologians co-authored this book about Jesus. They go to great lengths to find comm ...more
May 29, 2009
May 26, 2009
Ibn Fadlan's Journey to Russia: A Tenth-Century Traveler from Baghad to the Volga River
liked it
I skimmed through most of the commentary and cut right to the translated text of Ibn Fadlan's 10th century travel journal from Baghdad to to Russia. R ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2008
Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality
it was amazing
One of three works by David Benner that can be read together: Surrender to Love, The Gift of Being Yourself, and Desiring God's Will.

I appreciated Da
Mar 11, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
I Have Lived a Thousand Years
really liked it
At 13, Livia Bitton-Jackson finds hope and miracles while journeying through the massive horror of the Holocaust. She reminded me to pause to listen t ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships
really liked it
"Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships" by David Schnarch is filled with stories of David Schnarch's marriag ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 23, 2007
The Tricky Part: A Boy's Story of Sexual Trespass, a Man's Journey to Forgiveness
liked it
I picked this book up from a book sale at the library. I've not had the same experiences as this author, but I do share a desire to see great grievanc ...more
Nov 29, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
Till We Have Faces
it was amazing
It's difficult for me to describe all the reasons why I love this story. First, it's just a really well written retelling of an ancient myth. There's ...more
Sep 30, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives
really liked it
"Small things often"- this is the advice the Gottmans give to couples to help their marital relationship survive and develop further after a new baby ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Getting the Love You Want : A Guide for Couples
really liked it
"Getting the Love You Want" by Harville Hendricks. Great psychology discussion about parental relationships and how these may have affected your "imag ...more
not set
Dec 23, 2007
Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Joseph Hallinan is an investigative journalist, and somewhat of a prison "tourist". This is a remarkable compilation of his American ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
There Once Was a Man Named Michael Finnegan
really liked it
I read this one with the children Sunday at Circle of Hope's public meeting in South Philly. It was fun to sing (the tune is in the back of the book, ...more
Mar 2008
Apr 03, 2008
Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith
it was amazing
With Vegangelical, Sarah Withrow King shows that veganism and animal-rights advocacy are not at odds with a Bible-believing Christian ethic. On the co ...more
Jun 25, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
Those Left Behind (Serenity #1)
really liked it
The drawings were outstanding and as for the storyline, it's everything you can expect from the creators of firefly: vehicle chases, floating space fl ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Spiritual Leadership
really liked it
Oswald Sanders fills his book with hundreds of condensed, paragraph long stories of Christian leaders through the centuries who were displaying the wo ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Reconcilable Differences: Hope and Healing for Troubled Marriages
it was amazing
Virginia Todd Holeman is a very helpful person for couples with very difficult problems. She takes some big relational concepts: forgiveness, repentan ...more
Dec 27, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
it was amazing
Nouwen parallels his life to that of the lives of the prodigal son, the elder son, and their father, from the parable told by Jesus in John's gospel, ...more
Apr 28, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
The Lady and the Lion: A Brothers Grimm Tale
it was amazing
The youngest daughter of a merchant takes a journey to a castle to fulfill her father's promise to the great princely lion who lives there with his 12 ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
liked it
I like Anne Lamott's writing. My friend Shelley loaned me this book and I'm glad she did. Anne Lamott has a certain humor, gentleness, and compassion ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 02, 2009
Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality
it was ok
Rob Bell has a knack for starting out with a provocative headliner or story and turning it into a life lesson (e.g. the title of this book). I think h ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
No Future Without Forgiveness
it was amazing
A chronicle of stories out of the miracle of South Africa's bloodless revolution.
Jul 2007
Dec 26, 2007
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
really liked it
Kadir Nelson adds vivid colors and families of color to the ol' spiritual song, "He's got the Whole World in His Hands". Every page is singable, so mu ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 20, 2008
Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses
it was amazing
I knew I was going to like this book right from the preface, when Nancy Cohen says "In my dream, I found a safe and loving place where all people who ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin,  #1)
really liked it
The first couple hundred pages of this book were an excruciatingly difficult read for me. I almost stopped reading it altogether. I was overwhelmed by ...more
Dec 07, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
A People's History of American Empire
liked it
This was the first historically-based graphic novel (comic book) that I've read in a while. Zinn is an excellent story teller, and connects the dots v ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 14, 2008
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