I just finished the following:
I might still opt for With Malice Towards None, but this outstanding biography takes the reader into the moral and religious background of this American giant. The book has a decidedly more scholarly feel to it, but is well worth the time. Can we ever get enough of Lincoln?
This is a combination of previously unpublished material from this master of comedy, and thoughts and reflections from his daughter, Joan. If you are a Benny fan, as I am, it is required reading. But if you are in a jam, just skip it, tune into “Old Time Radio” on XM and catch this perrennial 39-year-old classic comedian.
Jon Krakauer”s 2004 tale of Ron and Dan Lafferty’s vision from God that called on them to kill an innocent woman and her daughter reminds me, somewhat, of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. The Mormon history along with the incident, and the dangers of special revelation apart from God’s Word, the Bible, centering on the Person of Jesus Christ, combine to make this a gripping and haunting story. I pray the author’s own spiritual longing is met through Jesus Christ. Man made religion, if it doesn’t lead to this sort of sorrow, alway leads to Krakauer’s disdain for religion in general. How much more satisfying is the Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ!
I am now reading: