Walden by Henry David Thoreau


I wanted so badly to enjoy this book. I’ve read such wonderful things about the insights Thoreau has in it that I was expecting page after page of things that blew my mind, or at least made me nod vigorously in agreement. What I got was several pages of Thoreau explaining how he built his […]

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400 Years After Shakespeare


April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. I will always have a love of Shakespeare. I was first introduced to Macbeth in grade school, around the age of ten. I absolutely loved it. Next would come Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and King Lear. I […]

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Four Views on Hell: Second Edition


This second edition of Four Views on Hell is part of the Zondervan Counterpoints series. As with the other books of the series, we find a presentation of the current views on just what hell is. This updated edition features all new contributors. Each contributor presents his view of the doctrine of hell in an essay. […]

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Book suggestions?


Hey guys! You may have noticed that I’ve been into a new genre lately (new for me, anyway). I’ve always shied away from romance novels of any kind, because they tend to be either overly sappy or too explicit. With the discovery of my recent reads, I’ve found that there is, in fact, a middle […]

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The Violinist of Venice by Alyssa Palombo


The one thing Adriana d’Amato truly loves is playing music. When her mother dies, her strict father forbids her to have anything more to do with it. Now eighteen, she refuses to let him stop her. She sneaks away at night to take violin lessons from Antonio Vivaldi, until those lessons turn into a passionate, […]

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Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd


Highcliffe Hall is the family home of Miss Annabel Ashton, the illegitimate daughter of a woman who died in an insane asylum. Her cousin, Edward, has seen to the estate and made sure Annabel has funds to live as a teacher at a school for women. When she comes for what she believes is a short visit, […]

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The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson


Ben Jones drives a truck down a long stretch of nearly abandoned highway through the Utah desert, making deliveries to people who, for one reason or another, prefer to be left alone. When he meets Claire, he finds he’s drawn to her, not really caring what she’s running from, and she’s obviously running from something. As […]

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Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd


     Rebecca Ravenshaw has spent most of her life in India, where her parents were missionaries. After their deaths in a violent Indian uprising, Rebecca returns home to England to claim her family estate. There’s one problem: someone claiming to be Rebecca Ravenshaw had returned home less than a year before, and had recently died. […]

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Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis


     While walking through the English countryside, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped by two men who take him away on a spaceship, to the planet Malacandra. Convinced that the men intend to hand him over to the inhabitants of this strange place, Ransom manages to escape, but finds himself lost and alone. Though not for long. I’ve had […]

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