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March 25, 2013

Team of Rivals

Many debate whether Lincoln or Washington was the greatest President of the United States. (more…)
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October 7, 2012

The Second World War

After tackling the First World War with A World Undone a couple years ago, I decided to search for a well written account of the next global conflict.   (more…)
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June 9, 2012

A Beautiful Mess

Mark Oestreicher, author of Youth Ministry 3.0, recently penned a book called A Beautiful Mess that was offered as a free e-book for a short time back in May via Group.  (more…)
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May 19, 2012

Decision Points

The second book of my presidential perusing was the memiors of the most recent president to leave office, George W. Bush who just this week returned to the White House to unveil his presidential portrait.   (more…)
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May 10, 2012

The Next Christians

In my quest to read twenty-four leadership books this year, I received a free copy of Gabe Lyon's latest book, The Next Christians, as a promotion from a book publisher.  (more…)
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January 7, 2011

Primal

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor at a church in Washington DC.  He is best known for one of his other books, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  The heart of Primal is exploring the "primal" form of Christianity summarized in the Great Commandment, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and…
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December 29, 2010

A World Undone

A World Undone is a detailed account of World War 1 and the events surrounding.  The author, G.J. Meyer, creates a historical retelling set apart from other author attempts by adding "Background" chapters in between every chapter of chronological events.  These background chapters explore everything from Franz Ferdinand and Lawrence of Arabia to the various ethnic groups that now comprise…
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January 16, 2008

The Daydreamer

Okay, the night we were stuck in New York at JFK, I couldn't really sleep. The book store opened at about 5 or 6 in the morning and I bought a book to stave off the insane boredom I'd been experiencing (which led to the taking of about 100 pictures of nothing and everything). I'm sometimes nervous to just pick…
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