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Twilight

Ah, Twilight. What can I say that other reviews have not? The first thing I’ll make clear is that I’m not going to vie with the reviews that find creative new ways to snark about the book’s weaknesses. Oh, there are plenty of them, and… Continue Reading …

Catching Fire

In the second book of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series, Katniss is dealing with the aftermath of winning the Games with her fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. President Snow has made it very clear to Katniss that the Capitol views her with an unfriendly eye since… Continue Reading …

Blame it on the Brain

Did your brain make you do it — or are you responsible for your actions even when your brain may influence your choices? It’s a thorny problem. Blame It On The Brain? is a look at the new trends in the brain sciences. The author,… Continue Reading …

Heaven

I read this book on the enthusiastic recommendation of a friend, and now I have become one of those people enthusiastically recommending it to my own friends. Between us, the first friend and I make a pretty good tag-team! If you know us, your chances… Continue Reading …

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce is Lewis’ supposal of what would happen if a busload of souls from Hell was given an excursion to Heaven. Lewis is quick to point out in his foreword that the book is not supposed to be a theological work speculating on… Continue Reading …

The Knowledge of the Holy

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” In this slim and accessible little volume, A. W. Tozer seeks to recapture some of the grandeur of God that has been missing from evangelical Christianity since, he… Continue Reading …

The Weight of Glory

I have always loved the title of this collection of addresses, pulled from the passage in 2 Corinthians 4 that says, “For this momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory, far beyond all comparison.” In the title sermon, arguably one… Continue Reading …

Mockingjay

I know that reviews are mixed for Mockingjay, the last book in Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular Hunger Games series. Unfortunately, I fall into the camp that is less than impressed. The rebellion in the Districts is spreading, despite the superior technology and fighting forces of… Continue Reading …

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

What can one say about such a well-known book as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? For an adult reader just getting started on the HP books, it’s difficult to separate the book from all the hoopla surrounding it. Harry Potter is part of our… Continue Reading …

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan is a landmark work in both Christian theology and English literature. Since its publication in 1678, it has encouraged countless Christians on their journey from this world to the next, and its impact on the literary tradition of England has… Continue Reading …