Wednesday, April 10, 2013

#21 Left Behind

I finished the book "Left Behind" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins last night.  It's a book depicting Bible prophecy from a Pre-Trib, Pre-Millennial viewpoint, using a fictional format.  I actually thought it was very well done.  I'm trying to decide if I want to go on and continue with the series right now, or wait for a little bit and read things in-between   Something tells me that reading them in order and one after the other might be a better way of seeing the big picture.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Journey Beyond Being Catholic

I was sitting still most of the morning so I read quite a bit of the time.  It gave me the chance to read this quick book on one woman's conversion from Catholicism to Evangelical called "My Journey Beyond Being Catholic" by Connie Limmex
I was thinking it would be more about her search and research into the two.  As I've been through a major conversion myself in my life, and I studied long and hard beforehand, I figured that was what it was about.  I found it to be much more about her life both before and after, and not much about her conversion itself.  It was still interesting.
It was full of joy and the love of God; a wonderful change of pace after the book I finished yesterday.

Book Number 19

Not sure what to say about this book.  It was interesting, but horrifying at the same time. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Book 18

Last night I finished "Evangelism And The Sovereignty Of God" by JI Packer.  It was an excellent book, not only covering the reasons for evangelization, but also what it should and shouldn't be.  It was a great book for both the Calvinist and Arminian alike.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Book #17

I've been doing a lot of book sampling the last week or so for my Kindle, and it's taken a lot of my reading time.  I did however just finish "In The Garden Of Beasts" by Erik Larson.  It was a very disturbing book that centered on the Dodd family. William Dodd was our first ambassador to Hitler's Germany.  He, his wife and two grown children experienced the rise of Hitler first hand.  
It was maddening, watching our government simply let Hitler grow in power, not heeding the signs or warnings given them about what was going on. So much horror might have been avoided if they had just acted earlier.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Killing Lincoln

For book #16 I read "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly.  As a history buff I've been wanting to read this for some time.   In a way, saying that you enjoyed reading of this terrible event is a little strange.  I thought that O'Reilly did a great job, and will probably read his book about Kennedy soon if not next.  
The writing was crisp and it kept my interest.  The gory details (when applicable) were given with a minimum of embellishment which I liked, since I hate gory details.
All in all I'd recommend it to anyone interested in this event or in history in general.