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Review: Simply Darwin

Simply Darwin By Michael Ruse In his new book, Michael Ruse writes: “No educated person today should be ignorant of the life and labors of Charles Darwin. In science and in culture, he is one of the seminal figures of all time.” The size of Simply Darwin—135 pages—makes it a good starting point for someone … Continue reading

Review: The Printer and the Preacher by Randy Petersen

The Printer and the Preacher: Ben Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Surprising Friendship that Invented America By Randy Petersen In the Printer and the Preacher, Randy Petersen examines his subjects—Ben Franklin and George Whitefield, from the beginning. He writes of their parents, their childhoods, and the cities they grew up in. He dwells on the … Continue reading

Book Review: A Warrior’s Faith by Robert Vera

Ryan Job (pronounced Jobe), as described by his biographer, Robert Vera, is likeable from the beginning of A Warrior’s Faith–quiet and humble, yet strong and brave; the perfect formula for a hero. During Job’s SEALs training, he was singled out for an extra dose of grief by his trainers, but his attitude and enthusiasm made … Continue reading

Book Review: The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life By Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins In his book, The Matheny Manifesto, Mike Matheny shares his thoughts on coaching baseball. I’ve coached youth softball for a few years, and have a few years to go. From that aspect I found … Continue reading

Review: 7 Men by Eric Metaxas

My favorite book of 2010 was Eric Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer, so I was eager to read his newest collection of mini-biographies, 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness. In his introduction, Metaxas says that boys today have a shortage of good role models. But, good or bad, they will look up to someone. Therefore, we … Continue reading

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