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About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Book Review: The Rings Of Saturn

The Rings Of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald Having come to the eighth and final book that my library had from this author, there is a feeling of some melancholy in reading this book.  On the one hand, there are no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vertigo

Vertigo, by W.G. Sebald There are some quirks about W.G. Sebald as a writer that are well worth taking in mind when one reads a novel like this.  For one, Sebald definitely likes to dwell in the seedier parts of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Austerlitz

Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald After you have read as many books by the author as I have [1], you have an idea about what to expect in a book like this.  You can guess that it will involve the relationship … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Emigrants

The Emigrants, by W.G. Sebald Having read a fair amount of the author’s work before, I must say I was struck by the elements that made this such a compelling novel.  Some readers may be a bit puzzled that it … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Apostolic Fathers:  Part Three (Relevance)

What is the relevance of studying the Apostolic Fathers?  We are near the beginning of a long exploration of ancient writings that are little known by many in contemporary Christianity, and it is a fair question to ask why you … Continue reading

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What Other Sermons Were Books?

If I had the chance to go back in time, and engage in some rather scholarly examination of the texts that were found throughout the course of Christian history in various congregations throughout the Mediterranean world, I wonder what forgotten … Continue reading

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Book Review: Made Like Martha

Made Like Martha, by Katie M. Reid [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I was reading this book, as someone well acquainted with the cultural importance of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daily Encouragement For The Smart Stepfamily

Daily Encouragement For The Smart Stepfamily:  Daily Inspiration And Wisdom For Blended Families, by Ron Deal & Dianne Deal Matthews [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Prairie Girl’s Faith

A Prairie Girl’s Faith:  The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Stephen W. Hines [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook Press/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Like many kids, especially those who … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Apostolic Fathers:  Part Two (Writings)

What writings are part of the Apostolic Fathers and how should we organize them.  There are several ways that we can approach this question, and I would like to begin by introducing the works of the Apostolic Fathers we will … Continue reading

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