Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Canticle for Leibowitz

by Walter M. Miller, jr.

A tale of the second Dark Age. When civilization falls in a nuclear deluge, the brothers of the Order of Leibowitz safeguard remnants of 20th Century knowledge in hopes that one day mankind will again reap the benefits of science and technology. The question is, will this time people learn not to kill each other with it? It was an interesting read, and I appreciated how well Mr. Miller was able to incorporate faith/Christianity into a science fiction story.

Well worth checking out.
LibraryThing link


Friday, January 13, 2012

Christian Ethics in the Workplace

by Raymond L. Hilgert, Philip H. Lochhaas and James L. Truesdell

A professor, a pastor and a businessman collaborate to write a little guidebook on workplace ethics. It had its challenging moments, as I recognized my own shortcomings. Overall it seemed to be geared more to white collar workers. I wonder if that reflects the authors' backgrounds, or if it's just that blue collar ethics are more straightforward and need less explanation.

Check it out.
LibraryThing link


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians

by Mark Twain

This is definitely a tome meant for Mark Twain geeks. 'Tis a bunch of unfinished tales, backed up with pages and pages of notes. It was enjoyable to read, because, after all, it's Mark Twain. But overall I can't imagine anyone but a serious scholar wanting to hang onto the book.

'Tis waiting room material.
LibraryThing link

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