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Heroism and the Christian Life by Brian S. Hook
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Oct 11, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: checked-out-2008, checked-out-2009, read-2009, christian-contemporary

The book really changed my concept of what worship of God is and what it is meant to accomplish in my life. And how could I not love a book that goes through Homer, Vergil, Socrates, Spenser, Milton, Camus and Bonhoeffer to make it's point. And all of THAT was just brilliantly done and, as I say, will change my life.

The concluding chapter, the "reclaiming excellence" part of the book, was complete carp however. If I had turned it in as an undergrad it would have been handed back to me; it would be barely tolerable as a very bad blog post. Serious "theying" problems and a vast simplication of American culture, which is as multilayered when it is wrong as when it is right.
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Reading Progress

October 11, 2008 – Shelved
January 5, 2009 – Shelved as: checked-out-2008
January 5, 2009 – Shelved as: checked-out-2009
January 5, 2009 –
page 110
41.98%
Started Reading
January 11, 2009 – Shelved as: read-2009
January 11, 2009 – Finished Reading
October 14, 2009 – Shelved as: christian-contemporary

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