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Post by ryland » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:11 pm

The Brothers Karamazov.
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Post by ReverendThom » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:51 pm

Just finished this:

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It was kinda meh. Very short. Definitely think the authors could have told a much more engaging story.

Just started this, today.

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An artlessly told allegory of pantheistic "truths" written for the gullible.

Avoid it.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:47 pm

I just finished Kilmeade & Yaeger's Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
and just started Ensolen's Nostalgia: Going Home in a Homeless World
Augustin's City of God is ongoing as I'm reading it with my Communio group, along with Aquinas Summa Theologica
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Post by wosbald » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 am

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Sacrifice and Community: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist by Matthew Levering

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Post by Adam Z » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:10 am

Warren Wiersbe's commentary on 2 Corinthians: http://a.co/d/7QpPGUW
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And this, since it addresses an issue that needs addressing in my life: http://a.co/d/0Yqmmjq
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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.
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Post by ryland » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:20 am

Adam Z wrote:
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Warren Wiersbe's commentary on 2 Corinthians: http://a.co/d/7QpPGUW
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And this, since it addresses an issue that needs addressing in my life: http://a.co/d/0Yqmmjq
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Post by UncleBob » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:21 am

I am re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring.
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Isaiah

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Post by Sir Moose » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:18 am

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.
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'.
I finally read the book. Definitely connected some dots that were glossed over in the movie.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by DAN » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:47 pm

I'll be posting a review of this one.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:18 pm

Just finished Falling Inward: Humanities in the Age of Technology by Jason Baxter
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Nature of a Man » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:40 am

Not reading any books currently; my next book may be a non-fiction book on economics.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:27 pm

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Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II's Anthropology by Thomas Petri, OP

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by DAN » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:03 pm

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I won't be doing a review of this one

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after all. There is some quotable material, but in the end, it comes down to: open borders wrecks the rule of law, is a darn good way of perpetuating an underclass, and will ultimately be dealt with by trading one last amnesty for real border security. A good short read, but not a lot to it.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Fainn » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:01 pm

At last count, I had read 31 books this year.
1 was the Purpose Driven Life.
1 was the Paradigm.
2 were about the Holy Spirit.
2 were about real cases of demonic possession.
2 were about visions of the afterlife.
2 were republished books about giants and ancient heroe
2 were about ancient Judaism.
3 were fiction, including Tom Sawyer.
8 were about Vatican and New World Order conspiracies.
8 were miscellaneous.
Probably won't read anymore books this year.

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