Category Archives: Classic Books

The Glory of Their Times (Book Review)

Long-time and hard-core readers of Dangitbill might have guessed that I’m a big baseball fan.  I caught the fever around the same age most boys do.  The year was 1985, I was 10 years old, and my home team Los … Continue reading

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The Two Towers (Book Review)

Last summer I delved into the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) book trilogy for the first time since high school.  Previously I told the tale of how my 12th grade self read the first of three installments (The Fellowship of … Continue reading

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Ancient Christian Devotional – B (Book Review)

Every year I try to read a “devotional” book and a book that takes me back in Christian history.  And when I say “back” I mean “waaay back,” like back to the first few centuries after the apostles.  This period … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells (Book Review)

Last summer my family visited Ireland.  We stayed in two castles, ate a lot of great food, soaked of the local culture, and did some typical touristy things.  On our last day in Dublin we had tickets to see the … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Ring (Book Review)

Try this thought experiment.  Imagine you are once again your 12th grade self.  Can you remember what you thought of your high school summer reading list?  Books like The Catcher in the Rye, Ulysses, and Frankenstein come to mind.  My … Continue reading

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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Book Review)

I literally can’t stop thinking about it.  When life’s big questions are addressed in a compelling story, you have the trappings of great fiction.  And when you can’t stop thinking about those questions—particularly in the way the story presents them—then … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy (Book Review)

Honestly I don’t know how to begin reflecting on G.K. Chesterton’s classic apologetic book Orthodoxy.  Reading it was a dense and delightful experience.  Simultaneously unusual and common-sensical in perspective, Chesterton’s account of how he came to believe the Christian religion … Continue reading

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