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Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God's Transforming Presence
Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God's Transforming Presence
by Ruth Haley Barton
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my new favorites, May 12, 2014
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This book is illuminating, insightful, and intensely practical. In just a few months' time of incorporating solitude and silence into my life, guided by working through this book, I've seen a positive change in terms of guilt and spirituality that I have needed for years. For that alone, this book deserves 5 stars from me. The writing is clear, interesting, and wise. It goes on my short list of favorite books about spiritual formation.


The Double-Goal Coach: Positive Coaching Tools for Honoring the Game and Developing Winners in Sports and Life (Harperresource Book)
The Double-Goal Coach: Positive Coaching Tools for Honoring the Game and Developing Winners in Sports and Life (Harperresource Book)
by Jim Thompson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read!, June 21, 2013
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If every parent, coach, and youth sports administrator read and applied half of the principles in this book, youth sports would be transformed into something that builds sport-specific skills, character, and good fun.


From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology
From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology
by John Dyer
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and Informative, March 1, 2013
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An excellent overview of some major ideas in the philosophy of technology, coupled with an interesting analysis of the positive and negative moral aspects of technology from a Christian perspective. The writing is clear and interesting as well. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a balanced take on the role of technology in our lives.


The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas's Ethics: Virtues and Gifts (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory)
The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas's Ethics: Virtues and Gifts (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory)
by Andrew Pinsent
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful work on Aquinas, July 27, 2012
This is required reading for those working in virtue ethics, Aquinas, or Aristotle. It is an excellent and insightful piece of scholarship. While it is primarily a book written for other scholars, it is nevertheless useful for anyone interested in virtue, character, and gaining a deeper understanding of the Christian spiritual life.


Repairing Eden: Humility, Mysticism, and the Existential Problem of Religious Diversity
Repairing Eden: Humility, Mysticism, and the Existential Problem of Religious Diversity
by Mark S. McLeod-Harrison
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unique book, provocative thesis, June 29, 2012
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This book is quite unique, insofar as it combines analytic philosophy, existentialist methodology, and an appeal to mysticism as a way of solving the existential problem of religious diversity. This problem is "that, because of the claims of other religions, some Christians find themselves believing the claims of the Christian faith less strongly, and hence explaining away the apparently exclusivistic nature of those claims, or, in other cases, not believing Christian claims at all" (p. 14).

McLeod-Harrison goes on to discuss a particular understanding of the fall of humanity in the Garden, and offers an analysis of humility. He then makes use of these themes to offer a solution to the existential problem of religious diversity. That solution has to do with Christian mystical experiences of God in which the believer acquires, or better, is given, certainty about his or her Christian faith.

The book is primarily philosophical, but it is also priestly/pastoral, and offers an interesting and provocative thesis. For those interested in the problems posed by religious pluralism for religious believers of any faith, I highly recommend this book.


Deep Sky (Harper Thriller)
Deep Sky (Harper Thriller)
by Patrick Lee
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great series!, June 13, 2012
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I enjoyed all 3 of these Travis Chase books. If you like a mix of thriller with elements similar to LOST, you'll love these books.


Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment
Cosmological Argument: A Reassessment
by Bruce Reichenbach
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great First Book to Read on this Argument, March 14, 2012
This book is an excellent statement and defense of the cosmological argument. Reichenbach does a nice job of interacting with the historical proponents and critics of this form of argument, and clearly identifies and discusses many of the objections that have been given to it. I think that the last chapter, which is only 10 pages long, is worth reading for anyone who objects to this and the other classical theistic proofs that "The entity which this argument concludes exists is not necessarily God."
This would give a reader a solid foundation from which to go on and consider some of the more recent criticisms and defenses of this argument.


Patience: How We Wait Upon the World
Patience: How We Wait Upon the World
by David Baily Harned
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful and Practical, March 13, 2012
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This book is a nice treatment of patience and its role in life. While written from a Christian perspective, the book has much to say to anyone interested in what patience is and why it is important to individual and social welfare. I found that reading the book helped me practice patience, because I was more aware perhaps of circumstances in which I'm tempted to be impatient. For that reason alone, it is worth your time to read this book.


Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport
Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport
by Robert L. Simon
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great First Book to Read in Philosophy of Sport, October 12, 2011
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Simon's book is a classic in the discipline. His account of sport as "a mutual quest for excellence through challenge" is influential in the field, and in my view is correct. The book deals with many ethical issues in sport, such as performance-enhancement, gender equity, college sports, and the commercialization of sports. This book could also be useful as an introductory text in a philosophy course, as a way to show the value of philosophical reasoning for issues in daily life. It is very readable and free of jargon. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a thoughtful exploration of some of the key ethical issues in contemporary sports, in both theory and practice.


The Wild Soccer Bunch, Book 2, Diego the Tornado
The Wild Soccer Bunch, Book 2, Diego the Tornado
by Joachim Masannek
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book for young soccer players, July 30, 2011
My 11 year old daughter read the first book in this series several times. She's only read this second book one time so far, but she enjoyed reading about soccer (her favorite sport) and the team. As I read through this book, at first I was disappointed, but as the story went on my opinion of it went up. I think the lessons which the author is seeking to impart are important ones, and are all too often neglected in the world of youth soccer, at least in the USA. I like that winning mattered, but it wasn't what mattered most. The relationships between the kids, and the growth they undergo as they come together as a team and as friends matter most. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a kid who loves soccer.


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