Sunday, April 02, 2017

Speaking of Jesus

by Carl Medearis

first read in April of 2012.

Just had to check it out again.
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Friday, March 31, 2017

The Silver Chair

by C.S. Lewis

First read in September of 2002.

on my shelf
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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Horse and His Boy

by C.S. Lewis

First read in the Winter of 2002.

Also on my shelf
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Magician's Nephew

by C.S. Lewis

First read in the Autumn of 2000.

It's on my shelf. (Even though the child claimed my previous copy.)
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Friday, March 17, 2017

The King of Torts

by John Grisham

Meh. I was disappointed with this one. I wasn't expecting great literature, but past experience had led me to believe I'd at least get an interesting story with some likable characters. It's the tale of Clay Carter, a public defender who gets an unusual opportunity to file a class action claim against a big company. (I guess that falls under the category of tort law. Hence the title.) Clay is a likable fellow, but makes some bad choices. Very obvious bad choices. But, hey, you have to have some conflict, right? I figured we'd end up with a little redemption, a little turn around. Well, it was little all right. I really should have just reread The Last Juror or The Testament.

waiting room material
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Gospel of John

translated by Eugene H. Peterson

I think myself much too cool for fads, so even though I heard that a number of people were reading and quoting Eugene Peterson's translation of the Bible, The Message, it's taken me over ten years to finally read a portion myself. I read The Gospel of John over a couple of lunches. The story, of course, is fabulous. I love reading about Jesus and John's Gospel contains a number of the best anecdotes from His life. About the translation, however, I have mixed feelings. I've always found it nice to hear scripture in a different "voice" than what I'm used to. Rev. Peterson certainly delivers there. Where he left me cold was in his translation of the more poetic sections, like the first chapter. His words didn't stir my heart like the older, more literal translations do. Whether that shows the superiority of those translations, or just reveals me as an old fogey, I don't know. Either way, I would recommend folks to check it out if they get a chance.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Seeking Refuge

by Stephan Bauman, Matthew Soerens, and Dr. Issam Smeir

Another tome of propaganda, introducing Christians to the recent refugee crisis and encouraging them to open their hearts, mouths, and wallets to help refugees. It's preaching to the choir as far as I'm concerned. A lot of the info I had heard before, but it's nice to have it collected in one resource.

Check it out!
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