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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Nature Of Christ Have To Do With The Virgin Mary?

At first glance, the nature of Christ would not have anything to do with the virgin Mary.  Yet when we look at the distinctive and unbiblical doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church relating to the Virgin Mary, one finds that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Humble & Kind

Humble & Kind, by Tim McGraw There is one little thing that nags me about this otherwise enjoyable book, and that is the fact that Tim McGraw is listed as the author.  Now, my feelings on Tim McGraw as a … Continue reading

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When History Becomes Family History

Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine and loyal reader of this blog after a book review of mine had come out on one of the great books on New England colonial history by noted Atlantic historian … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Apologia Of Robert Keayne

The Apologia Of Robert Keayne:  The Self-Portrait Of A Puritan Merchant, edited by Bernard Bailyn One finds Nathanish people in the strangest places.  This particular short book is the very long will one of one Puritan minister named Robert Keayne, … 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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Book Review: The Bro Code For Parents

The Bro Code For Parents:  What To Expect When You’re Awesome, by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn This may be the worst parenting book of all time [1].  In looking at this book, I had a hard time thinking of … Continue reading

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On Memiors Of Crappy Childhoods

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  So begins Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, a statement I believe is fundamentally wrong.  The reason why is fairly simple and straightfoward.  I am a prolific … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driving In The Dark

Driving In The Dark:  A Childhood Memoir, by Zoe Niklas with Janice Harper For various personal reasons, I happen to be both a reader [1] and a writer [2] in the popular genre of literature known as “memoirs of crappy … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Didn’t Start With You

It Didn’t Start With You:  How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are And How To End The Cycle, by Mark Wolynn I think I would have liked this book a lot more had the author been more interested in … Continue reading

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