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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Stanley76 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:33 pm

The Treasure Hunter's Manual #7 by Karl Von Mueller. I also have THM #6. They are out of print but I found these two online. I like metal detecting and these books have good stories about the pre-metal detector days and the early days of hunting treasure with metal detectors. I have a Garrett AT-Max. I haven't found the pot of gold yet, but I have found some old coins and I found an old spoon on the beach from the U.S. Light House Service. I have permission to hunt a farm where a Confederate camp/fort/battery was located on the Pamlico River during the Civil War but it's too hot and snakey to go there now. Maybe I'll find a stolen CSA Payroll chest filled with gold coins there. I also hunted a creek about 20 years ago that ran through an abandoned 19th century gold mine town called "Argo". I found nothing at all except some cool quartz rocks. No Trespassing signs were everywhere but in NC all navigatably waterways are open to the public.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:43 pm

Goose55 wrote:
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David McCullough, The Pioneers. I've read several of his books. I love how he writes history, like a novel that you can't put down.

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I keep meaning to get around to reading McCullough. Which of his works would you recommend as a starting point for someone who has never read him?
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
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The Human Person, A Beginner's Thomistic Psychology
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:00 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:31 am
David McCullough, The Pioneers. I've read several of his books. I love how he writes history, like a novel that you can't put down.

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I keep meaning to get around to reading McCullough. Which of his works would you recommend as a starting point for someone who has never read him?
I've read The Great Bridge (building of the colossal Brooklyn Bridge). Truman, John Adams, and The Wright Brothers. I'm only at the beginning of The Pioneers, yet I would say this one is a good starting point. Because it writes so personably and draws the reader in. Next to this one, I'd say The Great Bridge.
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Post by wosbald » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 17: Philosophical and Theological Papers 1965-1980 by Bernard Lonergan

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Trying to learn more about creationism. Figured I would start out with someone well known. Not impressed so far.

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Just finished George Orwell's 1984

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:03 am

wosbald wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm
+JMJ+

Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 17: Philosophical and Theological Papers 1965-1980 by Bernard Lonergan

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Lonergan is a light read. Wos, what do you read when you want to really sink your teeth into something?
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I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
- C.S. Lewis

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Post by arank87 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:02 pm

Finally reading The Screwtape letters.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by mont974x4 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:06 pm

Actually it’s an audiobook this time. The Art of War.

It’s part of a three book set that includes Princes by Machiavelli and The Five Rings.


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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:08 pm

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Goose55 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:03 am
Lonergan is a light read. Wos, what do you read when you want to really sink your teeth into something?
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:43 pm

The Great Hunt - by Robert Jordan

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I've read this in print twice, and I have a hardcover edition signed by the author. Enjoying the audiobook now via Audible. Normally I am not into audiobooks, but I like the narrators who read The Wheel of Time.
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
- C.S. Lewis

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:48 pm

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 18: Phenomenology and Logic: The Boston College Lectures on Mathematical Logic and Existentialism by Bernard Lonergan

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