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I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
by Norman L. Geisler
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scientific first half of the book is excellent., March 6, 2015
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I usually highlight favorite concepts or sentences when I read. My book are 'devoured' so to speak.
I stopped highlighting in this book because most of it would be yellow. A good book for believers and those who do not believe. The scientific front half of the book mentions not the Christian bible. Scientific thought and logical methods deal with the issues. Good stuff.


Correct, Not Politically Correct; How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone
Correct, Not Politically Correct; How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone
by Frank Turek
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like it or not, March 6, 2015
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Like it or not, laws protect society in general. The issue here is g/l marriage. Marriage is to protect--the immune system of culture in the words of the author. The 'executive summary' at the end of the book is excellent.


Girdlestone's Synonyms of the Old Testament
Girdlestone's Synonyms of the Old Testament
by R. B. Girdlestone
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5.0 out of 5 stars In my bible studies this was an eye-opener. Translation ..., March 6, 2015
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In my bible studies this was an eye-opener. Translation and transliteration are problematic across cultural lines. My Trinitarian vs Unitarian search was aided by this volume.


Wholly For God
Wholly For God
by William Law
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5.0 out of 5 stars For serious searchers of God only., June 17, 2014
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This review is from: Wholly For God (Hardcover)
If you have not read Plato and the dialogue of Socrates you might not want this volume.
Very well done but a style that takes time to appreciate.
The concepts presented are so fundamental that most churches do not speak of them. And we need to delve deeper into our commitment if we are to call ourselves Christians.
If you read this volume, it will have an impact.


The HUMAN CHRIST: THE SEARCH FOR THE HISTORICAL JESUS
The HUMAN CHRIST: THE SEARCH FOR THE HISTORICAL JESUS
by Charlotte Allen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Researched, May 6, 2014
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Somewhat overwhelmed by the detail. Allen did a lot of research.
Good reference for names and dates.
No person has created such a volume of literature than Jesus.
That says something. You decide.


Small World - Long Gone
Small World - Long Gone
by Avis Carlson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical Documentation, March 11, 2014
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I ordered this volume to assure some quotes written about eduction were factual. They were.
Best looked upon a 'history' of the great plains area, circa 1910 and following.
Avis Carlson graduated from 8th grade in 1907 at 11 years, 8 months of age--Moline, Kansas. Her class was taught by a woman who never graduated from high school.
The partial list of questions she listed as those answered on the test are mind-boggling. Example: Figure the interest on a $900 note running 2 years, 2 months, 6 days; another: Diagram a sentence from Shakespeare's' Julius Caesar... 'There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.'
Modern education is in trouble. Too much feel good and not enough academics; too much leveling to the average instead of letting each student pass or fail, learn or not learn based on their gift of a 'free' education.
Education is the first form of self-government and without which few can ever rise above infancy.
Additionally this volume relates the simplicity of life of times past. Hard work, yes, but the rewards of engaging and watching one's efforts grow without a myriad of regulations was refreshing. Small World Long Gone is a good title.


The Complete Works Of William Ellery Channing: Including The Perfect Life And Containing A Copious General Index And A Table Of Scripture References
The Complete Works Of William Ellery Channing: Including The Perfect Life And Containing A Copious General Index And A Table Of Scripture References
by William Ellery Channing
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Works of William E. Channing, February 21, 2014
Channing is a wordsmith. The language of the 19th century was rich. His evaluation of slavery is excellent as are the topics upon which he writes. Seldom do I find the detail of description of human religious issues as presented by him. L. Fischer


William Ellery Channing: Selected Writings (Sources of American Spirituality)
William Ellery Channing: Selected Writings (Sources of American Spirituality)
by William Ellery Channing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wordsmithing is the gift of channing, January 20, 2014
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Probably not for everyone. Like many of the 19th-century ilk the speaker and writers had an immense command of language. So it is with Channing. For many, including me, a difficult read. Practice makes perfect. His speech on slavery is alive with concepts about human dignity.
Channing was a Christian Unitarian. He believed Jesus was the Christ but did not believe Jesus was God. I think a critical reading of scripture and a study of the so-called Arian Heresy might raise many questions about modern Trinitarianism. And, such a concept, taken as a whole, does not subtract "one iota" from the issue. In sum: much preferred to modern television.


What the Bible Says About Civil Government (What the Bible Says Series)
What the Bible Says About Civil Government (What the Bible Says Series)
by Paul T. Butler
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For ALL Christians, November 13, 2013
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My opinion, perhaps shared, perhaps not, is American Christians are asleep; they look to heaven and the 'rapture' entirely too much. God is the God of order and justice. He put us in the world. To not study His word with relations to the order necessary for human surival, including all levels of government [home, state, nation], is to close one's eyes to the plan.
Well researched with copious substantiating scripture and other items, this volume should be read by ALL preachers and yelled from the pulpit. For that matter it should be read by all professing Christians! That's what the Black Robed Regiment did from 1730 to 1815 and why America's moral fabric was strong. The 501-3-c status is also to blame but the Bible is specific--we obey God, and the universal church must stand against anything in government that is not of God. Reading this book and becoming active by educating others is the only way, long term, to reverse the Babylonian trend currently killing America. If not, hang on to your boots because it will get very rough...


Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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5.0 out of 5 stars Non-linear Wisdom Presented, January 11, 2013
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I had read The Black Swan and it helps with some of the references presented by the author. By-the-way, the author certainly has read widely quoting a plethora of sources that help make his point. This is not an easy read; this is a life-study text. Fragile-Robust-Antifragile, are his terms describing domains in which we live, the latter being the most enduring, and that which should be sought by thinking outside conventional boundaries of statistics. Micro-evolution in nature is anti-fragile by the author's definition. It allows random events, over TIME [an important factor in antifragile thinking], to improve--in most systems, perhaps all. The author does not like pure statistics because the of flawed interpretation--only partial data is available and without an extremely large data base and corresponding very long time, random and catastrophic events in any system are not presented. The effect of that negative is usually unexpectedly severe. Highly recommended for young people who want to tinker [randomness] instead of follow a prescribed scientific corporate protocol. The school of hard knocks, common sense, experimentation, vision all play a part in this presentation. Larry Fischer


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