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The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
"Actually, this is more of an author review as I don't take issue with the content of the book, which is highly reccomended, but rather the inconsistent lifestyle of the author.

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The Histories by Herodotus
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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J.R.R. Tolkien
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A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
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I appreciate Lewis giving us an honest look at catastrophic grief. It causes him the most severe doubts, and produces some profound reflections. I suppose nowadays we would medicate a lot of this away.
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The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus
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This is a pretty good follow-on to Homer. My daughter really wanted us to read it to see more of these people...and then had the fun of watching them all get killed. :( There are a few interesting contradictions of the Iliad, mostly stemming from a d ...more
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Philoctetes by Sophocles
"Philoctetes is a fantastic play by Sophocles that explores themes of trauma/suffering, and making the morally correct decisions. Philoctetes's situation is immensely pitiable, and Odysseus is certainly in his "pre-trials and tribulations humbling..." Read more of this review »
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