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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 7/5 Linda Wightman wrote: The proliferation of private schools, public magnet schools, and homeschooling options has made parents aware of the opportunity--and need--to take the direction of their children's education into their own hands rather than accepting the public school default. Bennett--former U.S. Secretary of Education--and ... Is College Worth It?

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4 Stars

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 2/11 Linda Wightman wrote: Since I had an obligation to review the book for its publisher, I couldn't really spread the readings out over 365 days—not that I would have exercised that much self-control anyway. Still, it was a delight, mostly. The selections themselves are fully delightful, mostly unknown to me, and interspersed ... A Year with G.K. Chesterton

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4 Stars

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The Skin Map (audio book)

The Skin Map (audio book)

On 3/13 Linda Wightman wrote: Stephen Lawhead takes the concept of ley lines as his jumping off point (literally) in this tangled adventure of multiple realities. Or perhaps one reality that is infinitely more complex than we have supposed. Ley lines were new to me -- I was as ignorant as his long-dead great-grandfather found protagonist ... The Skin Map

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 4/26 Linda Wightman wrote: Mystical poets who enjoy attempting to express the inexpressible may find working through Allender's Sabbath a productive exercise, but those looking for a practical, rational discourse on how to honor the Sabbath Day will find themselves banging their heads in frustration. I know I did. It's clear ... Sabbath, by Dan B. Allender

Linda's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 9/13 Linda Wightman wrote: My review copy of this book arrived from the publisher at a fortuitous time: I happened to have recently begun reading Susan Wise Bauer's "History of the Ancient World." Each book is good; together they are a great window on the historical and cultural settings for Biblical events. The book meant ... The Chronological Guide to the Bible

Linda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

On 3/3 Linda Wightman wrote: This new biography of the man whose feast day we celebrate this month is part of Thomas Nelson's Christian Encounters series. I was pleasantly surprised by the intellectual seriousness of this book, which I had expected to take a light and popular approach. It is certainly accessible, and short—just ... Saint Patrick (the Book)

Linda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Selfless Gene

The Selfless Gene

On 2/9 Linda Wightman wrote: Charles Foster got one thing right: "The biologists will think that I have oversimplified the biology....Theologians will justifiably moan that I have summarized too brutally some very big and complex ideas." That's inevitable in a book that purports to bring sense to the evolution/creation debate, ... The Selfless Gene

Linda's Rating:

3 Stars

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It Happened In Italy

It Happened In Italy

On 1/16 Linda Wightman wrote: Imagine: You are suddenly torn away from your home and possessions and are removed with others of your kind to a place where you must check in daily with the police and obey a strict curfew. You can't leave, practice your profession, carry anything that might be used as a weapon, visit a bar, or attend ... It Happened in Italy

Linda's Rating:

3 Stars

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