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Book Lover's Guide to Great Reading: A Guided Tour of Classic & Contemporary Literature Paperback – July 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0830823291 ISBN-10: 0830823298 Edition: Revised

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 239 pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Revised edition (July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830823298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830823291
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Tom Hinkle on December 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am a sucker for "books about books", and this is another valuable resource for the bibliophile, written from a Christian perspective. Actually an expansion from his earlier work, "Great Books of the Christian Tradition", this is an excellent reference for great books whether classic or contemporary. Glaspey is not afraid to recommend books with worldviews that are opposed to the evangelical Christian tradition, which I find very commendable. Unfortunately, there are some dubious choices included here, in my opinion, that don't stand up to the other great works included, like Jan Karon's terminally boring "At Home in Mitford", or John Grisham's mildly entertaining but far from transcendent "The Testament". But you have to admire a guy that has managed to read all these books (you have, haven't you, Terry?), and his enthusiasm for great literature is contagious. A must-have for book lovers!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. Clay Knick on August 9, 2001
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This is a wonderful guide to all kinds of great books. Glaspey features novels, classics from English literature, and a host of books from theology to Christian spirituality. For a confirmed bibliophile this is a book to return to again and again. I'll use this book for many years as I continue to read and collect many excellent books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. David Frisbie on May 27, 2010
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What if you wanted to read some really great books, and just needed a place to start?

Here's the help you need, from a highly literate author, editor and reader. If you've heard Terry speak at conferences or seminars for writers, you already know he's witty, articulate and well-informed.

This book condenses the key points, summarizes the main reasons to read, and highlights the worth and merit of some of the best books ever published in the English language.

This is a must-have book for everyone who loves reading. Stop on almost any page, and you'll find the author featuring a book you'd love to read! Use this volume as a guide for locating your next favorite book.

Terry is an accomplished editor and prolific author. Watch for his other work here on Amazon, including his titles on C.S. Lewis.

Five stars for well-organized, well-crafted reviews of great literature.

Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie
THE CENTER FOR MARRIAGE & FAMILY STUDIES
Authors of "The Soul-Mate Marriage" and 11 other books
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