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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky Christian Encounters Series

By Peter Leithart
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.71 Stars

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On 6/3 Maria wrote: Language: There were 4 or so words in the entire book. They were major, but it wasn't a common occurrence. Other objectionable: Mention of murder, prostitution in the prison, prison fighting, gambling, execution. Also, Fyodor travels around Europe with a lady who isn't his wife at the time. Suitable ... "Fyodor Dostoevsky" by Peter Leithart

Maria's Rating:

3 Stars

On 1/31 The Art of Steering wrote: This is the fictionalised account of Dostoevsky's life through the eyes of a theologian. I really wanted this book to be good and I really persevered with it. But it was to no avail. I could not get into the writing or even work out where the book was going, crafted as it is largely in the form of ... Peter Leithart, Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Art of Steering's Rating:

3 Stars

On 12/21 enough a cynic to believe wrote: While Fyodor Dostoevsky was interesting, I was a little disappointed in the style. It is written in a narrative style (which admittedly, typically make biographies easier to read), and Leithart jumps around chronologically so that it actually gets a little confusing... Reviews: Fyodor Dostoevsky

enough a cynic to believe's Rating:

3 Stars

On 11/19 Vince wrote: OK, I just couldn’t do it… I have been trying to read this book for over a year now and just cannot get through it. It seems like something that should be interesting to me, I like history, I like philosophy, I like seeing how people go from one stage of life to another, and ... Fyodor Dostoevsky Christian Encounters Series By Peter Leithart

Vince's Rating:

3 Stars

On 10/6 mthwsms wrote: I love biographies. We only have two options with our history--ignore and repeat it or know and learn from it. I strongly urge that we do the latter. Christian Encounters Series is great example of biographies that are approachable for everyone. Even if you’re not a fan of the traditional biography ... Book Review: Fyodor Dostoevsky (Christian Encounters Series) by Peter Leithart

mthwsms' Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/4 Ben Merritt wrote: Fyodor Dostoevsky (Christian Encounters Series) by Peter Leithart, covers the life of Dostoevsky, from troubled childhood, to his time in Siberian prison and his various romances, his financial struggles and gambling problem, and his rise to prominence as a Russian novelist and thinker. It reads more ... An Engaging Narrated Biography

Ben's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/4 Archie Isib wrote: "Christian Encounters Series." I took great pleasure in this interesting and captivating biography of Fyodor, and I heartily recommend it! This book helped me understand the man better and gave me resources to dig deeper if I want. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know Fyodor! learning ... fyodor dostoesky

Archie Isib's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/4 Ryan Dueck wrote: It sounds a weird combination of presumptuous and downright comical to say that when I was in my early twenties I had a “Russian phase.” After a less than inspiring academic track record in high school, I was starting to fancy myself a “reader” and began to read as many impressive-sounding books ... Fyodor Dostoevsky: Book Review

Ryan's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/24 Duncan Robinson wrote: You need to have a little bit of an imagination for reading this book. This is not your prototypical biography. I bought this book in the hopes of reading a highlight reel of Dostoevsky’s life. The reality is this book reads much more like Faction, it is as if Peter Leithart decided rather than writing ... Christian Encounters – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Duncan's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/24 Laurel Thomas wrote: One of my favorite “classic” writers is Fyodor Dostoevsky. I first read Crime and Punishment about two years ago and quickly put The Brothers Karamazov on my “to read” list. I am no stranger to Russian literature, having read Anna Karenina in high school. Imagine my delight when I discovered ... Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter Leithart {Review}

Laurel's Rating:

4 Stars