Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Monuments Men and the Idea of the Beautiful in Christianity

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel is yet another fine addition to the growing body of literature, really a genre unto itself, about the “Greatest Generation.” These are … Continue reading

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Norman Davies and the Appalling Problem of a Failure to Stand

I could never understand why a part of the faculty of the University of Wales refused to stand for the national anthem of Great Britain…until I began to read Norman Davies. Continue reading

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The Making of a Leader

There are many leadership books out today. A number that I have read seek to reflect on the leadership principles or even styles of noted historical figures (e.g., Robert E. Lee, Teddy Roosevelt). Some have done a good job of … Continue reading

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Reading Thoughts Summer 2008

I am reading, perusing and sometimes devouring the following books in my summer pile (some of them I came across at an old book store in Connecticut, some I actually picked up new, or ordered online, and at least one … Continue reading

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Neil Young and Celtic Woman

I just got two new CDs that are simply outstanding. The first is Neil Young Live at Massey Hall (2007). If you have never been to a concert in the early 1970s this is how it was, only better. Young … Continue reading

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A Bedside Read that is Bound to Bless

JC Ryle remains one of the greatest of the nineteenth century expositors and this volume, easily consumed, and, digested with prayer, will become a cherished part of one’s discipleship and biographical library. If one treats Christian biography as discipleship tools, … Continue reading

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Proper Confidence by Newbigin

I just completed Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship by Lesslie Newbigin. It gets my four star rating. This little book(105 pages) is of tremendous help in reflecting on apologetics in a postmodern West. The usual Newbigin … Continue reading

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Manhunt by James Swanson

I just finished reading Manhunt by James L. Swanson. The story of the assassination of President Lincoln and the manhunt for his murderer John Wilkes Booth is as gripping today as it was then, or at least that is the … Continue reading

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