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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: Fairest Picture, David C. Antonucci

During our stay at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, we noticed a statue of Mark Twain sitting on a bench outside of restaurant near some shops. I pondered what Mark Twain had to do with Lake Tahoe, while using … Continue reading

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Book Review: Founding Faith, Steven Waldman

Religion, society and politics in the USA. We seem to rediscover our faith every few generations, rekindling the debates about the role of individual, faith communities, and government. The current cycle of discussion may have begun with the Evangelical revival … Continue reading

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From the Book Shelf: Run from Judgment, by Edward Cline

Winter should be a time for reading good novels by the fire while the snow drifts and the birds raid the feeders outside the windows. Had I not been plowing so often this year, I might have done this. You … Continue reading

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