Category Archives: Book Reviews

If It Takes All Night

During the fighting of the Overland Campaign of 1864, Ulysses S. Grant is reported to have said to President Lincoln that he proposed to fight it out along that line all summer if necessary to defeat rebel armies led by … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Study Of Open Hearth

A Study Of Open Hearth:  A Treatise On The Open Hearth Furnace And The Manufacture Of Open Hearth Steel by Harbison-Walker Refractories Company I must admit that I have no particular idea that this is a practical book for either … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colorado Cook Book

Colorado Cook Book, published by The Young Ladies’ Mission Band of the Central Presbyterian Church Although I consider myself no particularly great cook, I am no stranger to reading and enjoying cookbooks [1].  Nor am I a stranger to church … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cultivate

Cultivate:  A Grace-Filled Guide To Growing An Intentional Life, by Lara Casey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson.] In reading this book, I found that I share a great deal in common with its author. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reveling Through Revelation: Part II

Reveling Through Revelation:  Part II, Chapters 12-22 and Appendix, by J. Vernon McGee Being the sort of person who will happily read those books I encounter around me, especially when they are short–this book is only about 180 pages or … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Fierce Love

A Fierce Love:  One Woman’s Courageous Journey To Save Her Marriage, by Shauna Shanks [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I found this book a lot more relevant than … Continue reading

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Book Review: As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets:  1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I grew up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Faeries

Faeries, described and illustrated by Brian Froud and Alan Lee My thoughts on this book are deeply mixed.  On the one hand, the paintings and drawing included here are immensely beautiful and often whimsical and imaginative, and that is something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Way Of Wizards

The Way Of Wizards, by Tom Cross In reading this book I kept on waiting for the other shoe to drop.  What game was this book referencing?  What fictional world was the author trying to appropriate or encourage the reader … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Death Poems

Japanese Death Poems, compiled and with an introduction by Yoel Hoffman From childhood I have written and enjoyed reading sort Japanese poems like the haiku and tanka, of which this collection is chiefly composed.  In contrast to many Western poems, … Continue reading

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