Author Archives: David B. Smith

About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.

BOOK REVIEW

I could list some legit criticisms of this book, and other reviewers have. But the bottom line is this: holy cow, this is a masterpiece of poetic beauty! Patti Callahan has a style and grace with words that is just … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: “The Green Book”

  Okay, no kidding, “The Green Book” is easily the finest film I have seen in YEARS. Scanning back through my personal favorites, nothing even close comes to mind except “The Green MILE” – so that’s a bit weird. And … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW

“Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” It’s challenging to review a major book penned by someone who is plainly a clever and sometimes grasping opportunist. Omarosa Manigault Newman confesses to a deep admiration of Barack Obama. She … Continue reading

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REVENGE ON DOYLE LONNEGAN

  THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES: THE STING   The Sting has got one of the classiest endings in film, and it earned a Best Picture Oscar in 1973. Audiences enjoyed seeing Paul Newman and Robert Redford pair up again after … Continue reading

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Catch a Wave and You’re Sittin’ on the Top of the World

I’m on a read-thru-the-Bible regimen and was having a hard time slogging through the brittle first part of Isaiah! But then this amazing watery metaphor jumped out at me from ch. 48: If you had only listened to Me and … Continue reading

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Impeachment? That’s America’s Call

I suggest it’s a mistake when Democrats prematurely announce themselves for impeaching a president as a campaign issue. Two pillars of reality exist in the current case. First, let Robert Mueller and his team complete their investigation and make their … Continue reading

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It’s the Kremlin Calling, Mr. President

Last week’s tumultuous events in Helsinki reminded me that American Presidents have always had complicated relationships with their Russian counterparts. After Nikita Khrushchev was so suddenly deposed by the Kremlin, humorist Art Buchwald imagined this bit of clever trans-Atlantic dialogue … Continue reading

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