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Book Review: A Book Of Migrations

A Book Of Migrations:  Some Passages In Ireland, by Rebecca Solnit This book was mercifully short, but frustrating to read.  There are times in this book where I wondered if the author would become self-aware, but sadly, such moments never … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking With Romana

Walking With Ramona:  Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland, by Laura O. Foster My feelings about this book are highly ambivalent.  Like many children, I read a fair amount of Beverly Cleary’s novels when I was a child, even if I didn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Play Winning Chess

Play Winning Chess, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman This is the second book by the authors that I have written, and it suffers from a bit of a Goldilocks problem.  If the first book I read by the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mermaids In The Basement

Mermaids In The Basement:  Poems For Women, by Carolyn Kizer Unfortunately, when I was getting this book from the library, intrigued by its title, I did not see the subtitle of the book stating that this book, like so many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revelations Of Divine Love

Revelations Of Divine Love, by Julian Of Norwich I likely would have never read this book had it not been included as among the 25 books that a group of not very wise people thought that all Christians should read … Continue reading

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Let’s Wait Awhile

From time to time I like to discuss songs that are immensely culturally significant, and today I would like to tackle what is perhaps my favorite Janet Jackson song, her 1980’s classic ballad “Let’s Wait Awhile.”  From time to time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Made Like Martha

Made Like Martha, by Katie M. Reid [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I was reading this book, as someone well acquainted with the cultural importance of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bro Code

The Bro Code, by Barney Stinson with Matt Kuhn Although my knowledge of and fandom of the late CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother is at best slight [1], this book does fit in with a genre of books … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Of Hermas And Its View Of Women

What sort of view do we get from the Shepherd of Hermas concerning women?  Perhaps this is a question you have not pondered, since it is quite possible that you have (like Hermas) never thought to ask what an obscure … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woman Of Strength

Woman Of Strength:  Learning From The Proverbs 31 Woman, by the editors of Servant Books There are a few things that a cautious reader should know going into this book.  For one, although this book is organized around the theme … Continue reading

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