Archive for the “Reading” category

Erle Stanley Gardner and an Author’s Point of View

by Glenn on April 7, 2018

The latest Perry Mason novel I read (Erle Stanley Gardner. The Case of the Buried Clock. New York: Ballantine Books, 1943) has more overt references to World War II than the previous one (The Case of the Careless Kitten). There (…)

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Perry Mason and the Case of the Careless Kitten

by Glenn on March 6, 2018

One of my goals is to read the complete Perry Mason mysteries. There are 85 of them. My connection to them goes back to my grandmother. As a child at her house, I remember her watching the show on her (…)

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Learning to Enjoy “Ristening” Again

by Glenn on October 10, 2017

At 54, I feel a certain anxiety about, among many things, the short list of books I read each year and, cumulatively, looking at the limits of age and time will never read this side of eternity. On the one (…)

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The Death of Meredith Kercher and the Trials of Amanda Knox

by Glenn on September 4, 2017

I’ve spent some time this summer considering a criminal event from nearly ten years ago, the murder of Meredith Kercher. The journey began when I listened to Amanda Knox’s Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir Read by the Author. (New (…)

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Glenn on January 8, 2017

The last book I finished in 2016, Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, was the best book to consider at the start of 2017.

The Principle of the Path | Andy Stanley

by Glenn on April 20, 2016

This past weekend I read Andy Stanley’s The Principle of the Path: How to get from where you are to where you want to be (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008). It’s very good.

Book Review: N. T. Wright: Simply Good News

by Glenn on May 31, 2015

I am an N. T. Wright fan. He is impossibly prolific and has forgotten more than I will ever know of the Bible and theology. I have found his books helpful and encouraging, specifically, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, (…)

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Mere Christianity, Book III

by Glenn on April 2, 2015

When I read Mere Christianity again, I think I will begin with Book 3. The philosophical bent of the first two books leaves you feeling good about the intellectual foundation of the Christian faith. It could also leave you feeling (…)

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Mere Christianity, Book II

by Glenn on February 7, 2015

After I read Book I of Mere Christianity, I’ll admit that I felt pretty confident about my level of comprehension. I thought, “I’m starting to understand C.S. Lewis.” Understanding, for me, means that I could teach the material to someone (…)

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Rereading Mere Christianity • C.S. Lewis

by Glenn on January 25, 2015

Some books are worth reading and re-reading. I thought I would go back to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity at the start of this year.

2015 Reading List

by Glenn on January 19, 2015

#23 Marsalis, Wynton. To A Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005. #22 Leveen, Steve. The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to get more books in your life and more life (…)

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Book Review [Updated]: Joy to the World (Scott Hahn)

by Glenn on January 3, 2015

I just started reading C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity again. I didn’t remember this comment he made concerning discussions of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Lewis writes, “[T]here is no controversy between Christians which needs to be so delicately touched as (…)

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