Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

How To Think Like A Roman Emperor:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus Aurelius, by Donald Robertson A more accurate title for this book would have been:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Donald Robertson.  Very often in life we find that people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ysabel

Ysabel, by Guy Gavriel Kay One can tell that this book was written towards the beginning of the author’s career.  For one, the author sets his story in the present-day.  For another, he uses actual historical peoples and hasn’t fully … Continue reading

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Book Review: River Of Stars

River Of Stars (Under Heaven #2), by Guy Gavriel Kay This book was a deeply moving and sad one.  Interestingly enough, the author takes as his inspiration a tragic period in Chinese history when the folly of the Song Dynasty’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under Heaven

Under Heaven (Under Heaven #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay I was informed about this particular series by a coworker of mine, and this book is the first of the author’s thirteen books in our library system that I was able … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discernment

Discernment:  The Essential Guide To Hearing The Voice Of God, by Jane Hamon [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I don’t know who Jane Hamon is or who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Operating In The Power Of God’s Grace

Operating In The Power Of God’s Grace:  Discovering The Secret Of Fruitfulness, by Robert Henderson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] A book like this is a tricky … Continue reading

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Book Review: Small Groups Made Easy

Small Groups Made Easy, by Ryan Lokkesmoe [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is always interesting to know what particular agenda a book has when it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ruin Of The Roman Empire

The Ruin Of The Roman Empire:  A New History, by James J. O’Donnell It is not as if the author of this book is a total idiot.  There are at least some things that the author gets right–Justinian’s attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origin Of Empire

The Origin Of Empire:  Rome From The Republic To Hadrian What if empire was a bad thing?  This particular book deals with an interesting subject, the way that Rome acquainted itself with being an imperial power, and completely fumbles one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warriors In Winter

Warriors In Winter (Magic Tree House #31), by Mary Pope Osborne Upon reading this book I was for some time mildly puzzled as to why it was that my library suggested this book as part of my reading on Marcus … Continue reading

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