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December 1941

December 1941

On 8/30 Andrew Comings wrote: History is much more than dates and names. It is people, events, lives. Many history books tend to lean too far one way or another--either they get lost in facts and figures, or they get so caught up in the "personal aspect" that they lose the big picture. In his book December, 1941--31 Days that ... Book Review: December, 1941--31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World

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3 Stars

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Sherman

Sherman

On 1/27 Andrew Comings wrote: If I didn't know that author Agostino Van Hassell was of German origin I would be tempted to suspect he was from Georgia. I picked this book out in hopes that it would shed some light on one of the greatest figures in the Civil War. I was deeply disappointed. Far from giving a "fair-and-balanced" ... Book Review: Sherman, Ruthless Victor by Agostino Van Hassell

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1 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 1/17 Andrew Comings wrote: It's only fitting that, as a missionary, every once in a while I should review a book about missions. And Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission, by Ronnie Floyd, bleeds missions. His purpose is to stir the hearts of believers for the task at hand. If I had to summarize it in one phrase, ... Book Review: Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd

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4 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 8/27 Andrew Comings wrote: An alternative title for this review could very well be "Left Behind for Amillennialists". The Seraph Seal is a apocalyptic literature sans rapture, tribulation and millennium. It does have an antichrist, of sorts--and prophecies galore, from the Maya to Jeremiah. The authors make use of a technique ... Book Review: The Seraph Seal

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3 Stars

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 7/5 Andrew Comings wrote: The fireworks explode, the music soars, and Cinderella Castle turns from pastel-pink to pastel-blue to pastel-green. As Tinkerbell zooms overhead, Jiminy Cricket's winsome voice intones the immortal lyrics: "When you wish upon a star, you dreams come true." Sitting midst of this mass service dedicated ... Book Review: Put Your Dream to the Test by John Maxwell

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 5/2 Andrew Comings wrote: One of the great coincidences in recent times may be that the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden was made 66 years to the day after the announcement of the death of Adolf Hitler. (or so I read in a tweet today). A slightly less auspicious coincidence is that when I opened my computer this ... Book Review: The Fight of Our Lives

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4 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 3/22 Andrew Comings wrote: Have you ever watched somebody self-destruct and, as they are suffering the consequences of their decision, thought to yourself They should have seen that coming. Or perhaps you have found yourself in trouble, thought back on the decisions that brought you to that point, and lamented How could I be ... Book Review: The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

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4 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 2/24 Andrew Comings wrote: Roughly a decade ago, as I began my effort to make up for a perceived lack in my own theological reading, I began to encounter the name of G.K. Chesterton. He was quoted by people all points on the theological spectrum, from C.S. Lewis to John Piper to Rick Warren. Curious as to how this Roman Catholic ... Book Review: Defiant Joy, The Remarkable Life and Impact of G.K. Chesterton

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4 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 12/10 Andrew Comings wrote: Compared with other nations of the world, America's 200+ years of existence is a drop in the bucket. Yet these two centuries have been nothing if not eventful. Proof of this is The American Patriot's Almanac (Thomas Nelson, 550 pages plus index). Former education secretary William J. Bennett has ... Book Review: The American Patriot's Almanac

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3 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 10/26 Andrew Comings wrote: The provocative title is what caused me to choose this book as my next BookSneeze review. I figured that with such an over-the-top tagline, the content must be bold and hard-hitting. I was not disappointed. When author Star Parker refers to the "plantation" she is talking about the destructive addiction ... Book Review: Uncle Sam's Plantation by Star Parker

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 9/10 Andrew Comings wrote: Reading his grandfather's old Army field manual for jungle warfare, Christopher Cunningham realized that there were many spiritual applications he could make for someone in his own line of work--sales. The book he put together includes 22 entries all based on specific statements from the military guidebook. ... Book Review: Jungle Warfare--A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales by Christopher A. Cunningham

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3 Stars

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Patton (The Generals)

Patton (The Generals)

On 8/15 Andrew Comings wrote: On a hilltop in France during World War One two men, possessors of gigantic egos, stood chatting casually as enemy shells burst around them. Neither one wanted to be the first to leave and be seen as the less courageous of the two. One of these men was Douglas MacArthur, who went on to distinguish ... Book Review: Patton, The Pursuit of Destiny by Agostino von Hassel and Ed Breslin

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3 Stars

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 8/3 Andrew Comings wrote: Known primarily for his "midnight ride" in the primordial days of the American Revolution, Paul Revere actually had led a full and influential life, of which the event immortalized in Longfellow's poem is but a small part. Patriot, innovator, industrialist, Freemason, soldier, father, husband--Paul ... Book Review: The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. Miller

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4 Stars

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 3/20 Andrew Comings wrote: It was with great interest that I chose Tithing as my next book to review in Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program. There is no small controversy in the circles I work in as to the role tithing plays in the life of a believer. The title of the book leaves no mystery as to it's subject. The subtitle--"test ... Book Review: Tithing by Douglas LeBlanc

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3 Stars

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The White Horse King

The White Horse King

On 1/28 Andrew Comings wrote: If you do not know much about Alfred the Great, have never heard of Alfred the Great, or think that Alfred the Great must be Alexander the Great's little brother, you should add The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle to your reading list. This book will give you a crash course into the life of a man ... Book Review: The White Horse King

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4 Stars

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 11/23 Andrew Comings wrote: The Well Behaved Child by John Rosemond is, as the title suggests, a parenting book. In it the author enthusiastically challenges parents to return to the philosophy of their parents and grandparents, before the "psychobabble" of the sixties took over the culture. Rosemond starts with a shocking ... Book Review: The Well-Behaved Child

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Bible

The American Patriot's Bible

On 9/13 Andrew Comings wrote: The American Patriot's Bible (Thomas Nelson, hardcover, 1,620 pages plus maps) is an attempt to demonstrate how absolutely intertwined American history and culture are with the Word of God. I would not call it a study Bible (although it does contain a decent concordance at the end). Rather, it would ... Book Review: The American Patriot's Bible

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3 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 5/13 Andrew Comings wrote: Before reading "The Hole in our Gospel", the back cover gave me pause. How much was I going to gain from a book recommended by Madelein Albright? Quite a lot, actuallly. There are many areas where Mr. Stearns and I disagree theologically (see below). However, we are in perfect agreement when it comes ... Book Review: The Hole in our Gospel

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4 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 3/23 Andrew Comings wrote: The body of Christ has suffered tremendously at the hands of a group of "leaders" who peddle faith as a commodity, preach a "name-it-and-claim-it" gospel, and otherwise wreak havoc on sound doctrine. In writing Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century (2009, Thomas Nelson), Hank Hanegraaff has provided ... Book Review: Christianity in Crisis

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5 Stars

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