Review and Quotes from “Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me – a memoir… of sorts”

March 1, 2014 2014 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

“I was all kite and no string.” One section of my bookshelf includes books that were given to me, which I have never read. I was skimming through this selection of books given to me, picked up at conferences or set aside for “free time” when this title caught my attention. I remembered receiving it… Read more

“Starship Troopers” – Robert Anson Heinlein (quotes and a few thoughts)

February 18, 2014 2014 Reading List Quotes Reviews 0

I read this classic science fiction novel as the suggestion of a friend. While the story itself was somewhat lacking, I truly enjoyed many of the themes presented: reason, war, violence, economics, value and liberty to name a few. Here are a few quotes that speak for themselves: Violence, naked force, has settled more issues… Read more

“The Message” (the Bible in contemporary language)

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I truly love the Bible, but for reasons different than one might think. While it is the narrative foundation for my convictions and beliefs, I love the Bible as an amazing work of literature, poetry, symbolism and world view. I continually find myself amazed by this compilation of 66 books written by at least 39… Read more

“The Book Thief” (a collection of quotes and thoughts presented by Death)

January 18, 2014 2014 Reading List Quotes Reviews Thoughts 0

“One small thing… …you are going to die.” – Death This opening line sets a uniquely appropriate tone for 2 hours of thought provoking empathy that can only be rejected by a stone. I have never seen a movie that captured my attention  and heart with both the storyline and the retrospective emotions of the… Read more

Review and Quotes from “Can I Have Joy In My Life?” – R.C. Sproul

January 8, 2014 2014 Reading List Quotes Reviews Thoughts 0

“The life of faith is not just about believing that God exists; it is about believing God or trusting God.” I have long appreciated the theological thought of Sproul; however, it was the book’s title that caught my attention. This question, posed in one form or another, has flashed across the hearts of every man… Read more