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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 9/18 Ryan Adair wrote: Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl by N. D. Wilson is a book unlike anything else. My usual pattern for reading consists of pen in hand, underlining and making marginalia to interact with the text. With Wilson’s book, however, I found myself too mesmerized to do that, instead merely absorbing every word for ... A Beautiful and Thought-Provoking

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5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 8/7 Ryan Adair wrote: The moment I got N. D. Wilson’s newest book in the mail, I devoured it. Meaning, I let it sit for about twenty-four hours, then once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Every spare minute was taken up with either reading it or thinking about what I just read. Death By Living ... One of my favorites

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home (Paperback)

Nearing Home (Paperback)

On 7/3 Ryan Adair wrote: When Billy Graham was interviewed by Newsweek in 2006 and asked to give a comment about death, he said, “I had been taught all my life how to die, but no one ever taught me how to grow old.” It was that statement that triggered a lot of interest, and caused him to begin to think through its implications ... Good for older people.

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2 Stars

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Seven Men

Seven Men

On 6/4 Ryan Adair wrote: Seven Men by Eric Metaxas was a wonderful book, giving short biographical sketches of seven men—George Washington, Dietrich Bonheoffer, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Jackie Robinson, Pope John Paul II, and Charles Coleson. Of each of the men written about, all of them demonstrated tremendous courage, ... Short Biographical Sketches

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4 Stars

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Accidental Pharisees

Accidental Pharisees

On 5/21 Ryan Adair wrote: Larry Osborne has written a wonderfully helpful and witty book about the prevalence of Pharisaism in our culture. Pharisees were known to be the most spiritual of their day, wearing the name like a badge of honor. But the term is now synonymous with hypocrite—no one in their right mind would want to ... A Book We All Should Read

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4 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 4/8 Ryan Adair wrote: Mike Tyson once said that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. Our time is one where atheists bully us around, claiming we’re delusional if we believe in a God. Since there is no physical evidence of him, they say, then teaching our kids about God is worse than child abuse. However, ... A Shot of Faith to the Head

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5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 9/19 Ryan Adair wrote: Monday's with My Old Pastor: Sometimes, All We Need Is a Reminder from Someone Who Has Walked Before Us “Everything begins with loving God.” “Spend quality time with your Bible.” “Pray. Make prayer a habit. Minutes spent with God make the day profitable. Hours spent with Him make life triumphant.” ... Worthy Read

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5 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 7/30 Ryan Adair wrote: Reading Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families by Douglas Wilson was like drinking fresh water from a lush green oasis in the middle of a grey and colorless desert. That is to say that it was extremely encouraging, enlightening, refreshing, and delightful. Wilson writes with ... One of the best out there

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 1/13 Ryan Adair wrote: Heaven is for Real is a four-year-old boy’s remarkable journey to heaven during a life-saving surgery while getting his appendix taken out. The story is told from the perspective of Colton’s father, Todd, with the whole family playing a role in the journey. About four months after the surgery things ... Makes One Think

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3 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 10/26 Ryan Adair wrote: I just finished Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence by Gordon MacDonald. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Though it was a little laborious at points, it was still an overall enjoyable read that I learned much from. This isn’t a book about spiritual growth per se, and those of you wanting ... Going Deep: Worth the Read for Leadership

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5 Stars

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Washington

Washington

On 9/24 Ryan Adair wrote: Paul Vickery’s book on George Washington was wonderfully written and carefully crafted. Following Washington’s military career, the reader is absorbed into his life and how he become the army general, how he took the military from infancy to a more professionally formed unit, and how he fought and ... Review of Washington: A Legacy of Leadership

Ryan's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 5/4 Ryan Adair wrote: Charles Foster tried really hard in writing this book. He determined to write a book about the sacred journey, or Christian pilgrimage. His main argument is that Christians are built to wander, they are built to go from place to place, never having a “home” while enjoying the minimalistic features ... The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster

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1 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 3/22 Ryan Adair wrote: This book hits a tender spot in every reader, for we’ve all had pain, trauma, or some sort of suffering where we ask ourselves, “Where is God in the midst of my suffering?” Dr. John Townsend spends the first few chapters of Where is God? presenting the theological problem and premise of the book: ... Where Is God?: Finding His Presence, Purpose and Power in Difficult Times

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2 Stars

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