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Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by following-Him, Jul 15, 2005.

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    [B]Five Days In London, May 1940[/B] by John Lukacs.

    Those five days in London may have been the most important five days in the history of the West. This is a good read, but scary considering what might have been if Churchill's War Cabinate had made different decistions. Our world would be totally different than it is now, and a much poorer world it would be.
     
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    The Challenge of Being Baptist: Owning a Scandalous Past and an Uncertain Future by Bill J. Leonard (Baylor University Press).

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II's OSS by Patrick K. O'Donnell.

    This is close to an oral history in that many narratives from those who lived through the experiences are quoted. An interesting read on a part of the war that few know much about.
     
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    A good read.
     
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    Churchill By Himself, edited by Richard Langworth.

    A collection of Churchill quotes.
     
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    1812: The War That Forged a Nation by Walter R. Borneman. This was a strange war. Both the US and England said they did not want war. Madison, the US president said he did not want war, but when the War Hawks pushed through Congress the declaration of war he approved it.

    It becomes obvious why this war is overlooked in high school history classes. The US moved from one disaster to another. We were fortunate that England's objective was primarily to prevent the US from taking over Canada and not making us a part of their empire again. This is a good read.

    Arbo, "Churchill By Himself" sound like a good read. He did have a way with words.
     
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    Regarding the War of 1812, another good read would be a pair of books by Pierre Burton: The Invasion of Canada, 1812-1813 and Flames Across the Border, 1813-1814. A good narrative from a Canadian perspective.

    And about Churchill...he was certainly a glowworm. :)
     
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    Liberalism and Christianity by Machen
    Commentary on Hebrews
    The Institutes by Calvin
    The Holiness of God by Sproul
     
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    No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington by Condoleezza Rice.

    I found parts of this book quite interesting. I though her defense of going into Iraq a simple rehash of the administrations stated reasons and I found the chapter on the economic meltdown very sparse.
     
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    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

    What I found most interesting in this book was the discussions dealing with predestination.
     
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    The Outcaste by F. E. Penny. This is the story of a young high caste man from India who became a Christian while studying in England and of the very hostile reception and persecution he faced when he returned to his home in India.

    The book was published in 1912. You can download it free from:

    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38195
     
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    A few weeks back, I started reading F. F. Bruce's classic Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit. At first I thought it would be just a biography of the Apostle Paul, but after starting reading it, I found that not only was it a biography of the man who wrote most of the NT, but also a history of not only most of the places where he went as well as a history of some of the major factors in the development of many aspects of his theology.

    It's a most interesting read! :thumbs:
     
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    Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating by Norman Wirzba
     
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    Need to read. My son gave me her book (autographed by Condi) for Christmas.
     
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    What are You Currently Reading?


    The Century of the Holy Spirit:
    100 Years of Pentecostal and Charismatic Renewal
    How God used a handful of Christians to spark a worldwide movement
    by Vinson Synan
     
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    Stephen Ambrose's D-Day.
     
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    Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
     
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    John Pipers Desiring God
    E.M. Bounds' Complete Works on Prayer
    Spurgeon's Spurgeon on Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

    I like to read.
     
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