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Re: What book are you reading?

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A Parliament of Monsters
https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Monst ... 0615517935

Just started this. It promises to the sort of book that Dan Brown could have written -- if he had known anything about history, Christianity, or how to develop interesting characters.
I often forget how gracious you can be; thanks for the reminder.
Del's remark appears to be one that pretty much writes itself, actually.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Fields of Sense: A New Realist Ontology by Markus Gabriel




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:17 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm
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Heron Hill Chronicles, by George Reiger. It's a light read; I'm looking for a good book/commentary on the Psalms.
Went back and forth from the Heron Hill Chronicles to various periodicals, but finally finished it.

Ordered, and just received The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, by Michael Sims. It was recommended by a friend and former co-worker, who says that Thoreau was born 200 years ago (July, 1817), and so "is popular this year".
Finished the Thoreau book, a very good read, and very enlightening.

Starting now on a small book I found while cleaning off my desktop, but not sure where or how I obtained it. "The Threefold Garland", by Hans Yes Von Balthazar. I may have started this book some time ago, put it down, and if so I'll take another go at it.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:37 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:17 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Heron Hill Chronicles, by George Reiger. It's a light read; I'm looking for a good book/commentary on the Psalms.
Went back and forth from the Heron Hill Chronicles to various periodicals, but finally finished it.

Ordered, and just received The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, by Michael Sims. It was recommended by a friend and former co-worker, who says that Thoreau was born 200 years ago (July, 1817), and so "is popular this year".
Finished the Thoreau book, a very good read, and very enlightening.

Starting now on a small book I found while cleaning off my desktop, but not sure where or how I obtained it. "The Threefold Garland", by Hans Yes Von Balthazar. I may have started this book some time ago, put it down, and if so I'll take another go at it.
Done with the "Garland". Very wordy but interesting. Not sure about some of the ideas.

Picking up "The Reformation", by Earnest Schweibert.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:48 pm

Hyperion by Simmons
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Hebrews and From Dream to Destiny by Robert Morris.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:23 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:37 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:17 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Heron Hill Chronicles, by George Reiger. It's a light read; I'm looking for a good book/commentary on the Psalms.
Went back and forth from the Heron Hill Chronicles to various periodicals, but finally finished it.

Ordered, and just received The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, by Michael Sims. It was recommended by a friend and former co-worker, who says that Thoreau was born 200 years ago (July, 1817), and so "is popular this year".
Finished the Thoreau book, a very good read, and very enlightening.

Starting now on a small book I found while cleaning off my desktop, but not sure where or how I obtained it. "The Threefold Garland", by Hans Yes Von Balthazar. I may have started this book some time ago, put it down, and if so I'll take another go at it.
Done with the "Garland". Very wordy but interesting. Not sure about some of the ideas.

Picking up "The Reformation", by Earnest Schweibert.
The Reformation is the most labor intensive book I've tried to read recently. Almost 600 pages including everything, index and all. He obviously could have gone 1200 pages if he'd lived longer. This was his life's work. Still, very interesting reading.

I've momentarily set it aside, though, for a book I found for under $5, Fishing Moments of Truth. The first story is one by Steve's old buddy Nick Lyons, titled On the Divide. I hope the rest of the stories in this book are as good.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by tuttle » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:08 am

Currently in the middle of Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus by Robert Capon
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Tatanka » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:32 am

Just off the press Oct. 2017 - by an award winning author: Eric Metaxas, is his latest: MARTIN LUTHER, The Man Who Rediscovered GOD and Changed the World." His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Often seen on TV being interviewed.

It's over 400 pages in length. I am convinced I'm going to enjoy his style of writing. Not dry historian mumbling about ancient facts; but up to date in writing as if he were seated in your living-room, talking to you. Seven false beliefs and assumptions about Luther have been proven FALSE. I am enjoying the reading experience, listening to Eric just 'talk' to me in this book.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Night Photography and Light Painting : Finding Your Way in the Dark, by Lance Keimig
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by durangopipe » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:34 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:23 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:37 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:17 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Heron Hill Chronicles, by George Reiger. It's a light read; I'm looking for a good book/commentary on the Psalms.
Went back and forth from the Heron Hill Chronicles to various periodicals, but finally finished it.

Ordered, and just received The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, by Michael Sims. It was recommended by a friend and former co-worker, who says that Thoreau was born 200 years ago (July, 1817), and so "is popular this year".
Finished the Thoreau book, a very good read, and very enlightening.

Starting now on a small book I found while cleaning off my desktop, but not sure where or how I obtained it. "The Threefold Garland", by Hans Yes Von Balthazar. I may have started this book some time ago, put it down, and if so I'll take another go at it.
Done with the "Garland". Very wordy but interesting. Not sure about some of the ideas.

Picking up "The Reformation", by Earnest Schweibert.
The Reformation is the most labor intensive book I've tried to read recently. Almost 600 pages including everything, index and all. He obviously could have gone 1200 pages if he'd lived longer. This was his life's work. Still, very interesting reading.

I've momentarily set it aside, though, for a book I found for under $5, Fishing Moments of Truth. The first story is one by Steve's old buddy Nick Lyons, titled On the Divide. I hope the rest of the stories in this book are as good.
Few in the book write with Nick's genuine humility, but it's a good collection.
I'd be curious to hear how you liked Haig-Brown's contribution.
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Netnography: Doing Ethnographic Research Online by Kozinets
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Romans, The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes, and for Jocose, On the Path of the Immortals: Exo-Vaticanna, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R. and the Strategic Locations Entities Await the Appointed Time by Tom Horn and Cris Putnam.
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Re: What book are you reading?

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Fainn wrote:
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Romans, The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes, and for Jocose, On the Path of the Immortals: Exo-Vaticanna, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R. and the Strategic Locations Entities Await the Appointed Time by Tom Horn and Cris Putnam.
The Bruised Reed. Thats sounds good. I'm a bruised reed.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:01 am

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The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Tatanka » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:50 am

Always tangled up in reading several books - almost simultaneous. Skipping back and forth, according ability to focus, and hunger for what I find in a particular book.

Now daily reading some in Jeff Harkin's "GRACE plus NOTHING." Great book for anyone who has ever been bound by "legalism," with all the guilt and fear that comes with it.
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