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The Summer Reading List of Books to Avoid at All Costs

June is almost over and since lots of bloggers are posting their summer reading lists I thought I’d offer my own as a service to my readers. My list though is of books that should never be on anyone’s reading list. … Continue reading

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Owning a Book is a Forever Commitment

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Top 10 Books of the Last 50 Years

[From the archives.] *** Have you seen this graph? What a great way to depict the most-read books of the last 50 years. I was expecting to see the Bible at number one, but look at that margin! And I … Continue reading

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Top 5 Books Never Written In 2015

Every blogger writes a year-end list of the best of something, so here is my list of the top five books left unwritten in 2015. #5 – Tom Jones’ Diary: Ne’er-do-well Tom writes down every amorous encounter of his life. His great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter … Continue reading

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Random Library Notes

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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and the Beginnings of My Life in Jesus

[This is a guest post for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog series “The Books that Read Us”.] *** Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that it … Continue reading

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What Giving Away a Thousand Children’s Books Looks Like

Here’s the latest from our friends Jan and Doug Hanson as they prepare to move from teaching at a Christian college in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific to a school administered by Native Americans in the American Southwest. *** … Continue reading

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Books I Refuse to Read

Anne Bogel’s excellent summer reading list over at Modern Mrs. Darcy got me thinking about books that should never be on anyone’s reading list. Not that any of these have a chance of being read; they haven’t even been written. … Continue reading

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