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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Tatanka » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:06 pm

Skip wrote:
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This has been on my nightstand for a month.
Between grandkids, other visitors, more pressing reading and life I haven’t opened it yet.

A friend who asked me to read it is coming over tomorrow to discuss it. Oops.
It will fit into my reading shortly.

Has anyone read it?
Any thoughts, comments?
I've not read it but a great book on SCIENCE - almost exclusively the human body SCIENCE is "The Case for a CREATOR" by former atheist, Lee Stobel. His first book, that came forth from his coming into belief in GOD, is "The Case for CHRIST." He was a journalist investigating scientific evidence that Points Toward GOD. And the case for Christ is evidence for Jesus. Hard to lay down.....so attention grabbing!
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 pm

The Bible Doesn't Say That, by Joel M. Hoffman. It's ok, but more of an intro to hermeneutics text (at most). There's nothing new in this book, but it's an ok read.


And I just finished Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. You'd be safe to say I'm not a Bill O'Reilly fan, but I decided to give the book a shot. Interesting read for sure. Again, nothing new, but my knowledge of the Pacific theatre was not big to begin with so it kept me intrigued. Not a very balanced book, but I'm guessing that's not what O'Reilly was going for.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 pm

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"Mixed Bag", by Jim Rikhoff. I've only read the dedication page, and had to set the book down to keep my teardrops from soiling the page. I'll pick it back up later this evening.
There's some good reading in this book, but I somehow misplaced it. I've looked all over the house, car and truck. Can't locate it.

So, I've picked up one I started a while back and put down, "The Secrets of Story", by Matt Bird.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by StoicDetective » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:53 am

"Analyzing Bank Records" by the ACFE



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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Cleon » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:11 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:48 pm
The Bible Doesn't Say That, by Joel M. Hoffman. It's ok, but more of an intro to hermeneutics text (at most). There's nothing new in this book, but it's an ok read.


And I just finished Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. You'd be safe to say I'm not a Bill O'Reilly fan, but I decided to give the book a shot. Interesting read for sure. Again, nothing new, but my knowledge of the Pacific theatre was not big to begin with so it kept me intrigued. Not a very balanced book, but I'm guessing that's not what O'Reilly was going for.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:42 am

Currently on Volume 3 of the Summa Theologica

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Sir Moose » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:30 am

Love Thy Body by Nancy R. Pearcey.

I highly recommend this book for people dealing with the social issues of our day. She gets a bit repetitive at times, but the overall content more than makes up for it.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 pm

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 am

My next Library reserve book has arrived. Fischer, David Hackett, Washington's Crossing. This one was the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer prize for history. Looking forward to it.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by StoicDetective » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:47 pm

I started "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler (audio)

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by elimtaft » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:53 pm

Just started "An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith". Looking forward to starting "The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations", but it's gotten lost in the mail...
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:59 pm

StoicDetective wrote:
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I started "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler (audio)

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I had to watch the movie (1946/Bogart and Bacall) about five times before I felt like I really knew what was going on. I may have to try the book some time.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by StoicDetective » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:17 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:59 pm
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:47 pm
I started "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler (audio)

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I had to watch the movie (1946/Bogart and Bacall) about five times before I felt like I really knew what was going on. I may have to try the book some time.
There is a lot left out of the story left out in the movie that is in the book. The story in the book does a lot better connecting the 'dots'.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:52 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 am
My next Library reserve book has arrived. Fischer, David Hackett, Washington's Crossing. This one was the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer prize for history. Looking forward to it.

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This is a large book and the author is giving a lot of background. Very interesting, though.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:55 pm

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The Heterodox Hegel by Cyril O'Regan




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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:46 am

wosbald wrote:
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+JMJ+

The Heterodox Hegel by Cyril O'Regan
A good read?
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:05 am

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:49 am

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:46 am
wosbald wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:55 pm
+JMJ+

The Heterodox Hegel by Cyril O'Regan
A good read?
Oh yes, but you'd have to budget a LOT of time for it.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Goose55 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:56 am

Fischer's Washington's Crossing is very good. He described Washington emotionally breaking down and weeping like a child after after they had to retreat with great loss from British occupied New York City.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:13 pm

I bought this for $4 at the "Friends of the Library Sale" today over lunch:
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I may be reading this at my desk at work.



Maybe.
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