Category Archives: From the Bookshelf

From the Bookshelf: Stories of My Childhood?

After completing the 20 year quest for adulthood in Of Human Bondage, I noticed two small paperback books on my bookshelf.  These were books with titles which I remembered from my childhood.  Those should be good once-more-read selections, though being … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham

Since Christmas, I have had a dilemma.  As I mentioned earlier, I purchased the 11 volume set of history books by Will and Arial Durant, The Story of Civilization.  My concern is how to fit them onto our already over-supplied … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs

During a recent visit, my wife’s cousin distributed some books which she had read.  She handed me A. J. Jacob’s, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.  “You’re the only … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Two Memoirs by Cynthia Reyes

We have several rocking chairs in our cabin.  In each of our great-rooms, you can find a place to sit and rock while relaxing.  When reading two memoirs by Cynthia Reyes, A Good Home and An Honest House, I envision Cynthia … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Born Bad, by James Boyce

My Christian upbringing did not take long to get to the point: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). But, what is this concept of Original Sin? While reading The Righteous Mind, we happened … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: The Righteous Mind, by Jonathan Haidt

Let’s say my neighbor is planning to have a yard sale on Saturday. Friday evening, I notice that she has set up some tables and furniture, over which she has placed tarps. I see an office chair under one of … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Art and Prayer, by Timohty Verdon

Timothy Verdon provides us with half a century of his study and knowledge of Christian art in his book Art and Prayer, The Beauty of Turning to God.  After reading Culture Care on the flight west, reading Verdon’s text on the … Continue reading

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