Category Archives: History

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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A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 2 (Book Review)

Published in 2013, A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 2 (PHMW2) is the continuation of a story begun in 1898.  Volume 1 (reviewed here) narrated the story of the world from a conservative American perspective from the turn … Continue reading

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A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Volume 1 (Book Review)

My interest in history is bookended by a couple of academic experiences—one negative and the other positive.  Actually I am mostly a private reading enthusiast as the number of post-high school history courses I’ve taken for credit can be counted … Continue reading

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Billy Graham (Book Review)

When a person lives the kind of life that elicits multiple published biographies, sometimes only one of them ends up widely read.  And when such a person lives to be over 90 years old, sometimes that a person fades in … Continue reading

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Unbroken (Book Review)

I don’t recall when I first heard that Laura Hillenbrand’s biography of Louie Zamperini, Olympic track athlete, World War 2 bombardier, and POW was a big hit.  But I put Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and … Continue reading

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John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life (Book Review)

Back in 2009 there were a lot of books published on the Genevan Reformer John Calvin.  It was the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth, so the attention was justified.  After all, Calvin is a massive figure in Western history.  The … Continue reading

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Church History in Plain Language (Book Review)

The subject of church history can seem daunting to folks. I must admit that my first semester of studying church history in seminary was not fun. It was profitable, but not particularly enjoyable. Why? Often the topic is viewed through … Continue reading

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