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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 Jesus Who Surprises

The Jesus Who Surprises:  Opening Our Eyes To His Presence In All Of Life And Scripture, by Dee Brestin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Here I Am

Here I Am:  Responding When God Calls Your Name, by Brittany Rust [Note:  This book was received free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book comes with a worthwhile title that is the … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Put Our Faith In Mobs

Yesterday evening some ten people or so were arrested and half a dozen were injured in downtown Portland when two groups of people whom I equally disapprove of had protests and counterprotests that predictably turned ugly.  The conflict was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson More than the other books by the author, this particular volume takes a long time to get to the point.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All, by Jonas Jonasson Sometimes it does not take very long to figure out what an author is about, and such is the case here.  Having read the author’s first novel previously, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson In many ways, this book can be compared to Forrest Gump, a book about a somewhat simple man who finds himself involved in some of the most … Continue reading

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Some Case Studies On The Importance Of Context

Frequently in life, we find that in order to understand something properly we must understand it in its context.  The gap between the importance of this and the lack of frequency in which we do this is quite remarkable.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sicily: Three Thousand Years Of Human History

Sicily:  Three Thousand Years Of Human History, by Sandra Benjamin One of the advantages of reading several books about the same subject is that one gets to see the characteristic biases of the people who write the books.  When it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sicily

Sicily:  An Island At The Crossroads Of History, by John Julius Norwich In this book the author captures the melancholy of Sicilian history.  What is it that makes an area of sunshine and agricultural wealth (at least from the time … Continue reading

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Book Review: La Cosa Nostra

La Cosa Nostra:  A History Of The Sicilian Mafia, by John Dickie This particular book is a history of the mafia and its parasitic relationship with the Italian state that was constructed from the 1860’s onward, demonstrating that far from … Continue reading

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