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The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862--1863
The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862--1863
by Edward Cunningham
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Succinct read, June 23, 2014
One of the last defenses of the invasion of Louisiana. The bravery and valor of the men of the Confederate forces defending the important, but seldom recognized, position on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Vicksburg is here related.
A succinct yet compelling book relating the last Confederate defense on the Mississippi River. The soldiers of Port Hudson, Louisiana held their position despite overwhelming odds and only surrendered their position when Vicksburg fell to the hands of U. S. Grant and it was obvious that there would be no reinforcements from Gen. Johnston. At that point the invading forces could simply wait and starve them out. In order to save the lives of the soldiers under his command, Gen. Gardner capitulated to Banks and surrendered Port Hudson to the invaders.
Well written and interesting read. From every demographic the Confederates won the battle at Port Hudson. But as one of the soldier's shouted to the invaders, "You couldn't take us by fighting. You had to starve us out." Because the Union army was at the brink of breaking down and not able to withstand another bloody repulse morale was extremely low. Had the weather not delayed the Union assault planned for July 7th, or the news of the fall of Vicksburg been delayed, the outcome may have been much different along the Mississippi river just north of Baton Rouge.
Lost one star for lack of maps (as stated by a previous reviewer). Nevertheless, a must read for any Louisiana History buff.

World Missions: Total Spiritual Warfare
World Missions: Total Spiritual Warfare
by L. E. Maxwell
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Heart of Christianity, June 23, 2014
This is a great book. Not for the squeamish, weak-kneed, limp-wristed, easily-offended goats in the flock. If you are a sheep, who hears the Master's voice, this book will appeal to you.
I really appreciate these old preachers of righteousness. No milky drool like the modern, effeminate purveyors of self-help, self-centered, self-absorbed garbage, but full of meat and purpose and service and conviction. If you haven't read this book, you should!

War Crimes Against Southern Civilians
War Crimes Against Southern Civilians
by Walter Brian Cisco
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heroes That Should Have Hanged!, April 14, 2014
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Firstly, there are those who are still fighting or who want to re-fight the War of 1861-1865. I am not one of those people. We've enough to deal with in 2014. Nevertheless, it is unwise to ignore the documentation and stick our heads in the sand. It has been rightly said that those who win the wars write the history. Hence, we have a lopsided view of this era presented in our educational institutions. As historical evidence (which by the way has always been there right under our noses) is revealed and presented as testimony that not all is as has been reported, the truth comes more and more into focus, and -ah- things begin to make more sense.

War Crimes Against Southern Civilians is a sad commentary on the truth of what really happened during the War Between the States. Sadly, because of the propaganda spoon fed to the masses since Reconstruction, very few would believe that their northern "heroes" would do such things. Heroes who would have taken a trip to the gallows had "Mr. Lincoln's War" been lost.

While atrocities were obviously committed from both sides of the Mason Dixon, those perpetrated on Southern civilians where much more wide spread. Most importantly those crimes were actually sanctioned by the commanding officers all the way up to the White House. In contrast, Southern generals severely reprimanded and often executed southern soldiers who committed a fraction of what was allowed (and often encouraged) among the men dressed in blue. These are not things done in a corner. The book is well documented and is only a portion of the real story. There are other equally important works which expose the "heroes" of the north and paint the circumstances as they really were. From the north's blatant racism (Many of the northern states did not allow "free people of color" within their borders under threat of arrest) to the mistaken idea that the northern and southern lines were drawn between "free states" and "slave states" (At the outset of war several northern and border states were slave holding states, including Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland, and even Washington DC.), misrepresentation of the truth (or rather, blatant lies) has been the historical revisionists, and propagandists weapons of warfare.

I leave you with a question to ponder:
Would there have been a Nuremberg had Germany won WW2?

The truth needs to be told. Not many are "man enough" to accept it.
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The Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount
by R.T. Kendall
Edition: Paperback
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking substance., April 14, 2014
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Not really a lot of help with the meaning or text on Christ's teaching here. Just a lot of touchy-feely "what it means to me" type rhetoric with antinomian undertones. If you want something with some meat to it, this isn't it. And frankly, I was surprised to see a rather personal endorsement of the "laughing" heresy of Rodney Howard-Browne. Worthy of being avoided on that point alone. Bottom Line: If you are looking for a substantive study on the Sermon on the Mount, you better look elsewhere.

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
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20 of 265 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars LOL LOL LOL, February 1, 2012
LOL LOL LOL. Just read the kindle sample. LOL LOL LOL. So, in order for the evolutionists to get a universe from nothing, they must first change the definition of nothing into something. Then they can comfortably talk about the nature of "nothingness". LOL LOL. This isn't science. LOL.
It reminds me of the story of the evolutionist tht told God, "I can create life too." God said, "OK. Make a man." The evoultionist bent down and began forming some dirt into a pile. God tapped the evolutionist on the shoulder and said, "Hey! Get your own dirt!"
This book is just another example of the evolutonists waxing irrational and absurd. LOL LOL.
Hey Lawrence, get your own dirt! Or, come on, at least admit that it is dirt.
LOL. The star is for the humor content. LOL LOL
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Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views
Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views
by Dave Hunt
Edition: Paperback
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20 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars John 3:16 doesn't mean what it says, let me explain it to you., May 20, 2006
Debating Calvinism is a profitable read in understanding elementary points of hyper-Calvinism and the points upon which they rely and those they avoid. While I would consider myself in the Wesleyan camp (and that the most Biblically pure) and would not hang my hat on the nail of James White or Dave Hunt, I found their discourse fascinating.

I find that while Mr. White continually charges Mr. Hunt with traditionalism, it is he that actually seems bound by tradition. Mr. White often quotes The 1689 Baptist Confession, and Charles Spurgeon, but rarely answers Mr. Hunt with Scripture. He also charges Mr. Hunt with evading Scripture but in reality it is he that does so. Dave Hunt addresses the Bible time after time, James White sticks to a few select Scriptures that he continually rehashes while accusing Mr. Hunt of that very thing. I must admit however that White has a more correct, though still not completely accurate, concept of the love of God. Since God is love, anything He does must invariably be considered as loving whether it be benevolence or wrath. Apparently they both missed it here, and are both at differing ends of the spectrum.

Overall I must admit that James White is the superior debater, while Dave Hunt holds his own, (only because of his insistent quoting of Scripture, which Mr. White never does address, though he claims he does time again when this is pointed out by Mr. Hunt). Mr. White continually makes allegations that he has addressed every point and Mr. Hunt avoids the points made. I find the opposite to be the case in this presentation, though this observation takes remaining consciously aware of the debate. Mr. White would have made a good politician, continually trying to convince by saying absolutely nothing. Although I find his argument flawed, he certainly turns a good phrase and knows his theology backward and forward, like any `good' Calvinist should.

In the later chapters of the book Dave Hunt secures a second wind and sends James White in a theological tailspin, leaving him grasping at Calvinistic doubletalk, and even going as far as a little theological reverse psychology hoping the reader doesn't notice. This is apparent in that Mr. White refuses to accept the fact that John 6:44 must be interpreted by the rest of Scripture, not the other way around.

White continues to rehash the same Calvinistic Scripture twisting by resorting to a strange view of Greek texts and making words mean something other than what they say. John 3:16 doesn't mean what it says, let me explain it to you. If God could not give us His eternal word preserved in our own language (via the KJV) then the Catholics are right and we do need Theologians, Priest and Scribes to tell us what the Scripture really means.

Mr. White states repeatedly that the arguments against the tenets of Calvinism have all been refuted. Not in this book! His refutations are elusive and vague at best and nonexistent at worst, yet he continues to say that he has refuted the objections of Mr. Hunt. Hmmm! As though saying this over and over again will in some way convince the reader he has accomplished what he has not attempted.

Invariably it is Mr. White that is bound by tradition leaning on the arm of flesh (i.e the 1689 and Mr. Spurgeon) while at least Mr. Hunt turns more often to the plain meaning of Scripture, Scripture in fact which James White never addresses.

All in all a good read.
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Walking Through Shadows: Finding Hope in a World of Pain
Walking Through Shadows: Finding Hope in a World of Pain
by Ken Ham
Edition: Hardcover
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Succinct and staunchly Biblically based, September 7, 2002
This the most excellent treatise on human suffering and the effect of original sin I have ever read. Succinct
and staunchly Biblically based, "Walking Though Shadows" helped me to assemble many fractured
thoughts in my own experiences. In August of 2000 my father went home to be with the Lord after 6 weeks
in a coma following surgery. Thirteen months later our newborn baby boy followed him into glory. They
lay beside each other now awaiting resurrection. Many of the thoughts in this book had begun to formulate
in my mind, as I stated earlier, though intense study of the Word. Thank you Ken and Carl for your Biblical
presentation. It is so very important that we know the Bible teaching that we live in a cursed world in
corruptible bodies, and that we should not be swept away by any wind of false doctrine. But praise be to
the Lord, one day corruption will change to incorruption and mortal to immortality. And then the
culmination of all the promises of Christ. This book is a must read, especially if you are ensconced in the
belief of "faith healing", i.e., that lack of healing = lack of faith. This is not to say that God does not heal
today. He most certainly does, as is demonstrated in "Walking Though Shadows". May the comfort of the
Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
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Entertaining Spirits Unaware
Entertaining Spirits Unaware
by Eric Barger
Edition: Paperback
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opener., June 29, 2001
This has got to be the best, straightforward book out there about the dangers of the occult lurking in our own homes. It is amazing how easily this stuff is slipped under our doors. Thanks to this book the proliferation of the occult has become readily obvious. Just take a browse through the toy store. You will be shocked at the shear volume of 'childrens toys' that are related to the occult and witchcraft these days. Though this book cannot list every occurence of such, it will open your eyes to the reality of occultic existance that floods our society. We must open our eyes and stop compromising every issue. As a nation we have reached the point of 'calling evil good and good evil'. Thank God for men like Eric and David who will stand up and proclaim the Gospel. Bravo Misters Barger, and Benoit.

King David [VHS]
King David [VHS]
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11 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING!, Nudity, July 21, 2000
This review is from: King David [VHS] (VHS Tape)
We bought this tape for our son who loves the story of David and Goliath. After watching about 20 to 30 minutes, through a very short and unbiblical scene of the battle between David and Goliath, we were shocked to see frontal female nudity. No, I am not overreacting! This was not a passing glance or a flash by on camera. The scene was focused on this image and was in danger of lasting longer than the afore mentioned famous battle, before we gained our composure and turned it off. Don't let the PG-13 rating decieve you. I did. Nowhere on the tape, dust cover, or this web site is nudity in this film mentioned. This tape is definitly going back.
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