Childhood Library Visit

Sometimes when you visit old places from your childhood it's not them that have changed so much as you.

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The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

Reviewer’s Digest //Non-Fiction

A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis 
Read October 28th

 (Afterward by Chad Walsh read on the 29th) 4 Stars I was pleased with myself for finishing the entire book in one sitting--but then again, I couldn't very well go to bed in the middle anyway. It frightened me to see the questions, the doubts, the … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest //Non-Fiction

When Liberty Was More Than Just a Word

"It was a day when liberty was more than just a word." -pg. 112, Sam Houston's Republic, Tagawa http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1619967790/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1619967790&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20&linkId=AH24DA4BJJMYZA76 As a native Texan, Texas history has always interested me. Perhaps I'm just biased, but even you non-Texans have got to admit that Texas has a unique and thrilling history, that has captured the hearts and … Continue reading When Liberty Was More Than Just a Word

Seeing the Horrors of WW2 Through a Child’s Eyes

I AM DAVID By Anne Holm ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0152051600/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0152051600&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 This book moved VERY slow and the plot and character development was simplistic, yet there remains in this story a spark of something that is difficult to describe and likely will not resonate with all readers, compelling me to give this book a higher rating than I … Continue reading Seeing the Horrors of WW2 Through a Child’s Eyes

The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830819479/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0830819479&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 Review below written in 2012, when I was 17 Reading Francis Schaeffer is like falling out of a fishing boat into the ocean. Both the depth and vastness is overwhelming. It takes but a few pages before you begin floundering and coughing up sea water. And Mr. Schaeffer's subject matter, philosophy, is like … Continue reading The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

America and the Ambiguity of History

In which I comment on three books on the Founders of America, two of them secular, one, Christian, and meditate on the perplexity and relative ambiguity of history, its difficulty in interpretation, the dangers of writers with an agenda--albeit Christian or secular--and pass on a little homeschool-gleaned advice. Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 … Continue reading America and the Ambiguity of History

Denominations or Associations? (a summary)

This is only a summary, read my review and analysis here. Purchase on Amazon here. "What is the Biblical paradigm for inter-church fellowship?" "Does independence and autonomy exclude Baptist churches from association of any kind?" "Is casual fellowship or informal association between churches sufficient to fulfill the Biblical requirements for churches one to another?" Five … Continue reading Denominations or Associations? (a summary)

Not Just for Pastors

Denominations or Associations? (A review) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Topic Importance and Relevance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Strength of Arguments ⭐️⭐️ for Layperson Accessibility You can read my summary here and purchase the book on Amazon here. "What is the Biblical paradigm for inter-church fellowship?" "Does independence and autonomy exclude Baptist churches from association of any kind?" "Is casual … Continue reading Not Just for Pastors