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Peace Be with You

Peace Be with You

On 9/9 Roger wrote: Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World by David Carlson brings an original perspective to the discussion of terrorism, especially for thinking Christians. As someone who spent several decades in personal peacemaking and conflict resolution, the title caught my eye, although the ... Wishful Thinking for Ending War

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3 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 8/4 Roger wrote: Since before seminary, quite a few years ago, I’ve been trying to settle, for myself at least, the issues that seem to divide people of faith.  Why are there so many religions?  Why are there so many Christian groups?  What is the truth that should bring believers together and set ... Rumors Worth Following

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 7/2 Roger wrote: I grew up with the Cold War and Vietnam in the background.  Following the Korean Conflict, the United States no longer seemed to be able to fight and win a war.  Looking back, I now understand that the blight of secular progressivism, if not Marxism, was already creeping into the mind and soul ... Let's Win This Fight!

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4 Stars

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After the Hangover

After the Hangover

On 3/21 Roger wrote: No, this isn't about an alcoholic binge.  Instead it addresses the conservative set-back after conservatives spent money like Liberals.  After the Hangover: The Conservatives Road to Recovery seems less about finding a new future and more about continuing a growth already in place, despite ... After the Hangover, a Review

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4 Stars

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 3/21 Roger wrote: The reality of pain in our world is not easy for any of us to accept.  Personally, I am rather a baby so far as physical pain is concerned, but emotional pain is perhaps an even greater problem.  Many have grappled with the question including C.S. Lewis, who is one of my favorite authors.  ... Monday, March 22, 2010

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4 Stars

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Five Cities That Ruled The World

Five Cities That Ruled The World

On 11/30 Roger wrote:   One thing the Bible gives us is an understanding of history, both a sense of progress and purpose. It answers the question “Where are we going in this life, in this world?” Douglas Wilson, in his new book Five Cities that Ruled the World, applies that sense of direction and purpose ... Five Cities with Lasting Influence

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4 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/22 Roger wrote:   I did not grow up among beer drinkers, yet I was not surrounded by people who preached against beer either. I had a grandfather who like his beer, and I tasted it when I was pretty small...didn't really like it! My other grandparents were pretty strong Christians, and that grandmother belonged ... More to Guinness than a Beverage

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4 Stars

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Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

On 10/2 Roger wrote:   I have sung in choirs and ensembles for more than 40 years.  I have also directed them.  For me, the coming together of different voices or instruments, each with its individual sound, is a beautiful metaphor of the church, as each comes together to contribute its uniqueness to create ... Many Voices...One Song

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4 Stars

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Faces in the Fire

Faces in the Fire

On 9/14 Roger wrote: I've spent most of my adult life in ministry where I often dealt with the most difficult aspects of life—sickness, tragedy, conflict, and death. When I took time to read, I often chose what I generally refer to as “escapist fiction.” I work in the real world, and I prefer to relax in worlds ... Noir Bizarre Book--Cool!

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4 Stars

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