Category Archive: Book Reviews

Jun 30

Musings on Lee and Grant and the Civil War

I just finished listening to William C. Davis’ book Crucible of Command:  Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee–The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged.  The book is 688 pages in hardcover and took over 24 hours to listen to it.  I listened to it over a period of 4 months.  I really enjoyed …

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Mar 23

Christian Families and Youth Sports (pt. 2)

In part one I discussed the impact of youth sports upon families and how we must seek to manage our involvement with sports.  All of these thoughts I am sharing found their stimulus in Mike Matheny’s book The Matheny Manifesto.  Mike is the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.  The book was excellent.  It …

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Jan 10

My Class on the Law of Moses

We study from the books of Moses (Genesis – Deuteronomy) regularly in our classes.   I have taught many lessons from these, but never had I taught a systematic study focused solely on the Old Law until this last class i taught.  Most teachers, and especially students, perceive that it will be too dry, boring, …

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Jan 03

Are you Determined?

It is 2017!  What will be accomplished this year in your life? I have been listening to David McCullough’s fine biography of the Wright Brothers. The Wright brothers are famous for inventing the airplane and conquering the scientific problems of flight.  After the world had finally recognized their success they received many medals.  One of …

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Oct 27

Book Review – Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

Shaunti Feldhahn is a researcher and author on marriage.  She, along with her husband, have written numerous books on the subject.  Her best-selling work was For Women Only and its partner volume For Men Only.  She is noted for her analytical and statistical approach to the study of marriage and family.  She brings a unique …

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Oct 25

Book Review: Fred 2.0

In 2004 Mark Sanborn made postman Fred Shea a inspirational icon with his bestselling book The Fred Factor:  How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.  The book inspired a movement of giving extraordinary service and seeing value in relationships by “Freds” across America. Seeking to follow up on …

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Apr 07

Learning From History about Terrorism

History is a wonderful source of helping us better understand the present.  We would do well to be informed and aware of the history of Western nations with Islamic extremists and nations. I am reading Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.  This book details a little known war during …

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Jan 27

Review of “12 Years a Slave” Book

I recently listened to  the audiobook 12 Years a Slave.  The book which was turned into an award winning movie was a fascinating audiobook.  I have not seen the movie.  I am sure there are some changes with the movie, but the book was really interesting. The book is a memoir from 1853 of a …

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Nov 11

My Favorite Military Books

Today is Veteran’s day and I wanted to share some of my favorite military books.  I don’t read as much as I used too with my busy schedule now, but these are some of my favorites over the years.  They are in no particular order.  But I hope they may help you fill out your …

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Aug 07

Book Review: Bethlehem Road: A Guide to Ruth

I love the book of Ruth.  I have studied and written about it numerous times.  So it was with excitement and anticipation that I greeted Michael Whitworth’s selection of Ruth as the subject of his upcoming book.  When he was planning the project, I offered to review the manuscript for him.  I have done that …

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