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Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

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The Upside Of Nosebleeds

In the spring of 2009 I went to spend the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread in Santiago, Chile.  The time did not go particularly well, for a variety of reasons.  For one, the Passover was an exceptionally troubled one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chicago’s Black Traffic In White Girls

Chicago’s Black Traffic In White Girls, by Jean Turner-Zimmerman For a short and feisty pamphlet written about the problem of sex trafficking [1] in Chicago in the early 1990’s, this book has a surprising amount of relevance to today.  It … Continue reading

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Book Review: A List of Books on the Operas Announced for Production at the Boston Opera House During the Season of MCMXI-MCMXII in the Public Library of the City of Boston

A List of Books on the Operas Announced for Production at the Boston Opera House During the Season of MCMXI-MCMXII in the Public Library of the City of Boston, by the Boston Public Library I enjoy quirky books, and saw … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, read by Frances Barber In listening to Jane Austen audiobooks [1] one notices a particular pattern of words and expressions that one does not notice when reading it quickly.  For example, the narrator uses the … Continue reading

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I Like My Chicken Fried

From time to time I chat about my love of different kinds of music in my Pandora radio station [1].  As a way of testing a theory about work productivity I have been trying to listen to more Pandora as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everything You Wanted To Know About God But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Wanted To Know About God But Were Afraid To Ask, by Eric Metaxas [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Multnomah Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part One)

When we look at the importance of the maternal line to the patriarchs [1], it is worthwhile to begin by discussing the men and women within the line and to see how they were related to each other.  The importance … Continue reading

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Book Review: What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?

What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe This book was not quite what I expected it to be.  I expected, and would have preferred, a book that gave a general positive defense of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under An Open Heaven

Under An Open Heaven:  A New Way Of Life Revealed In John’s Gospel, by John E. Johnson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  Because they sent it to the wrong address, though, I had … Continue reading

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