Category Archives: Classic Books

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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Fahrenheit 451 (Book Review)

My oldest kid is in high school now.  (Sometimes I can’t believe it!)  She is excited about growing up, and I’m excited (and to be honest a little fearful) of the ride she taking us on.  Since I like to … Continue reading

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Gilead (Book Review)

Fiction is a wonderful medium.  It can get at things by way of imagination that an essay or sustained argument is just not designed to do.  That is why, after so many years, I decided to incorporate more fiction into … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress (Book Review)

What else can one add to all the praise heaped upon John Bunyan’s classic The Pilgrim’s Progress?  It’s the most read and influential book ever written in the English language, save the King James Bible.  And for good reason.  Bunyan, … Continue reading

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Ancient Christian Devotional – A (Book Review)

Quick.  When was the last time you heard or read anything written by someone from the early church?  I’m not talking about the New Testament.  Something from the post-apostolic era up to about A.D. 600.  Most people are almost totally … Continue reading

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Celebration of Discipline (Book Review)

A book that has been around since 1978, with subsequent revised and updated editions, is a sign of a modern day classic.  The enduring popularity of Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, by Richard Foster is a testimony … Continue reading

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