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Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About by Donald Ervin Knuth
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it was amazing
bookshelves: theology

This really isn't a 5-star book in many senses. As transcripts of lectures (and very exact ones at that) it takes a little getting used to reading, at least one chapter was way to technical for me, and there were theological conclusions which I couldn't agree with.

But I just had to give it five stars because this book tries to do what no book I've read has tried before: to bring together computer science, and its way of thinking, and applies that to God. Knuth's way of going about getting to know God more really related to me. It was incredibly refreshing to hear the Bible approached in this way. Not that it's better than any other way, but I think it was a way that connects with how I like to relate: systematic, procedural, investigative, intellectual yet truly humble.

A combination of computer science, Christianity, and typography: what more could you want.

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Reading Progress

June 8, 2014 – Shelved
June 8, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
June 11, 2014 – Started Reading
June 18, 2014 – Shelved as: theology
June 18, 2014 – Finished Reading

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