Category Archives: Literature

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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Blue Like Jazz (Book Review)

So I finally got around to reading Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality (BLJ).  I wouldn’t say it’s a contemporary classic, but a lot of people have read it and liked it.  It was a book that sort … 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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Jayber Crow (Book Review)

I have a friend who loves fiction. The last time in my life that I devoured novels was in fourth grade when my classmates would race to the school library for another Hardy Boys mystery. I’ve read for fun (not … Continue reading

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Wise Words (Book Review)

What do I read my kids after Narnia?  It’s a question many Christian  parents ask themselves.  I discovered there is really no consensus answer on the web.  It seems we need more children’s stories that liberally use biblical themes and … Continue reading

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Keeping Holiday (Book Review)

My wife came across Keeping Holiday by Starr Meade while searching for possible Christmas presents that our kids could give their friends. While we were familiar with the author’s family worship guides using the Westminster Shorter Catechism, we decided with … Continue reading

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