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Understanding The Past When We Understand Ourselves

Some time ago I read a book that served as a history of PTSD [1] and one of the most remarkable aspects of the history of PTSD is that the disease was discovered so recently, in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: 12 Days In Africa

12 Days In Africa:  A Mother’s Journey, by Lisa Sanders [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] Although this book is a short one, it manages to combine a lot … Continue reading

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A Steep Price To Pay For Twenty Minutes Of Action

Like many people, I have been paying attention to the brouhaha that has surrounded the case of Stanford University rapist Brock Turner. Convicted three months ago of rape, the swimming star faced the potential of fourteen years of prison, and … Continue reading

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She Who Had Been The Wife Of Uriah The Hittite

When I posted a somewhat lengthy but still brief discussion of the women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus Christ yesterday night [1], fairly quickly I received a series of posts that indicated that what I had written about Bathsheba may … Continue reading

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The Four Women Of Matthew’s Genealogy Of Jesus Christ: A Study With Digressions

The Gospel of Matthew is often compared with the Gospel of Luke in such a way where, to many contemporary readers, the Gospel of Matthew comes off somewhat poorly. Luke is, quite accurately, known as a writer with a focus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Naming Our Abuse

Naming Our Abuse:  God’s Pathways To Healing For Male Sexual Abuse Survivors, by Andrew J. Schmutzerl, Daniel A. Gorski, and David Carlson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Evil Hours

The Evil Hours: A Biography Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, by David J. Morris A few diseases have served as the subject of extensive biographies. Cancer has spawned the book The Emperor Of Maladies. Depression was the subject of the melancholy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haunted By Combat

Haunted By Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, by Daryl S. Paulson and Stanley Krippner This book presents the reader with a bit of a dilemma, at least if that reader is not a combat veteran, yet is concerned enough … Continue reading

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Where Were They Going Without Ever Knowing The Way?

At this year’s Passover, I was unfortunately more than a little discomfited by the aftereffects of the fatal lure of a root beer float to go along with dinner at a small drive-in near the location of Passover where I … Continue reading

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Pieces Of Me

In 2004, the first single of Ashlee Simpson’s debut album “Autobiography” was released, called “Pieces of Me.” The song ended up being a Top 10 hit for an album that went triple-platinum, the main controversy from the song not being … Continue reading

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