Category Archives: Books

Book Review: “Bridge to Haven”

I’m on a roll with Francine Rivers’ books, and want to again affirm how much I appreciate her compelling expressions of muscular Christian faith. This book has a painful detour into the corruptions of Hollywood; it also contains a poetic … Continue reading

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A Healthy Dose of Ambition

This is a readable autobiography describing Sotomayor’s improbable rise to the highest court in the land. Her descriptions of life as an immigrant child are colorful and revealing; this is a briskly-paced tale, interesting to read with a few lagging … Continue reading

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It’s DRAMA Obama

“The Center Holds” packs a lot of insight into one volume. Alter is a seasoned journalist who admits his own passions and biases. This election account is essentially told from the Democratic perspective, but he diligently chides Obama for the … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today . . .

Christians should also thank God for the literary abundance of C. S. Lewis, who passed away the same day as John F. Kennedy. Two of my favorite quotes are both from “Mere Christianity.”  Regarding faith, he writes: “To trust Him … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Winds of War”

Herman Wouk’s tale is a huge masterpiece: sweeping in terms of plot, character, and history. His knowledge of WWII is staggering; years of research are evident in the story. He also has the rare gift of literary poetry, with imaginative … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock”

  Wonderful and Wrenching   This is a gripping tale born out of an Everest of research. David Margolick chronicles the brutal, crass attack heaped upon Elizabeth, a black high school student who volunteered to help integrate Central High School … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Art of Fielding”

Wasted Brilliance Two things first: Harbach is an extremely good writer. This is not a boring book; the story does not “go off the rails,” as the one-star reviews complain, and the time it takes to read it is not … Continue reading

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