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Conscience of a Conservative by Jeff Flake
"A worthy book.

I do not share Senator Flake's political worldview (even when I called myself a conservative, I wasn't his brand exactly) but it is a recognizable, legitimate, and rational American political position with which one can dialogue and..." Read more of this review »
Talking Pictures by Ann Hornaday
"This is an absolutely fantastic book. I could not recommend it more highly. I have watched thousands of movies, but it is only now, after having read Ms. Hornaday's masterpiece, that I feel I understand what really goes into the making of a movie...." Read more of this review »
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Talking Pictures by Ann Hornaday
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If you're a serious movie fan, Talking Pictures is a must read. The author, Ann Hornaday, is the chief film critic for the Washington Post, and in explaining to a lay audience the fundamentals of film criticism, she, of course, draws on her experienc ...more
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Plutona by Jeff Lemire
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This is an atypical superhero comic, and it is very good. The eponymous superhero, Plutona, is more of a background character with the focus being on five children who discover her body in the woods.

The comic has two story lines: (1) the children and
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Blades of Grass by Lao She
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This is a collection of 14 short stories by Lao She. I didn't care for the first 3 stories, so I didn't think I would like this collection, but there were several that I really liked as I continued reading, so overall, I can say that I liked this boo ...more
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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
"Goofy with a lot of heart. I absolutely adored it. "
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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Magpie Murders
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Magpie Murders is two mysteries interwoven into one novel: Susan, our narrator, is an editor at Cloverleaf Books, and we meet her in the opening pages of the novel. Susan tells us about a manuscript that she has recently read and that has wreaked hav ...more
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Talking God by Gary Gutting
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Talking God provides a broad, generally good overview of many of the primary points of contention in philosophy of religion, and it also provides an even more general discussion of religious traditions with which most Christians and Jews are only sup ...more
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The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price
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The Song of the Orphans is a sequel to The Flight of the Silvers, and it is every bit as good as the original. Although some of the characters are a bit thin (especially the villains, the Pelletiers), the action and pacing are great, and the complica ...more
The Nix by Nathan  Hill
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Rob Bell
“If the gospel isn't good news for everybody, then it isn't good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display. To do this, the church must stop thinking about everybody primarily in categories of in or out, saved or not, believer or nonbeliever. Besides the fact that these terms are offensive to those who are the "un" and "non", they work against Jesus' teachings about how we are to treat each other. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbor, and our neighbor can be anybody. We are all created in the image of God, and we are all sacred, valuable creations of God. Everybody matters. To treat people differently based on who believes what is to fail to respect the image of God in everyone. As the book of James says, "God shows no favoritism." So we don't either.”
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“To love is to be vulnerable: if God loves, then God is mortal.”
Don Cupitt, Theology's Strange Return

“I am suggesting that we can and do regain eternity when we are so immersed in life, in moral action, or in aesthetic contemplation, that we completely forget about time and anxiety.”
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Ronald J. Sider
“God thundered again and again through the prophets that worship in the context of mistreatment of the poor and disadvantaged is an outrage.”
Ronald J. Sider, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity

“Christmas is the Disneyfication of Christianity.”
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