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Churchill’s Trial by Larry P. Arnn

Churchill’s Trial by Larry P. Arnn Larry P. Arnn’s new book is most readable when the author gives us narratives from his subject’s younger life. Churchill, with his uncommon bravery and taste for adventure, is an exciting character to read about. But most of the book deals with Churchill’s political views and personal philosophies, and … 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: Miracle at Zakynthos

Miracle at Zakynthos: The only Greek Jewish community saved in its entirety from annihilation By Deno Seder On April 27, 1941, Nazi soldiers lowered the Greek flag at the Acropolis [in Athens] and replaced it with the swastika flag. A few weeks later, two college students climbed the Acropolis and tore the flag down. So … Continue reading

Book Review: Running Through the First 100 Years

Running Through the First 100 Years By Liz Murtaugh Gillespie (This book is a history of Brooks running shoe company.) Runners know Brooks as the company that makes high quality running shoes. Most of us didn’t know that the company started out making ballet slippers and bathing shoes in Philadelphia in 1914. From then through … Continue reading

Review: Fort Worth: A Texas Original! By Richard Selcer

Richard F. Selcer, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, loves and is proud of his home town which he writes warmly about in his history, Fort Worth, a Texas Original. Selcer covers Fort Worth’s progression “from military outpost to county seat to trail town, rail hub, regional gateway, oil capital, and ultimately world-class city.” I … Continue reading

Review: Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men

Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self By Stephen Mansfield Thomas Nelson Over the last few years I’ve read several books on “what it means to be a man.” Some have been good and some not so much. Mansfield’s is easily my favorite. I chose to read … Continue reading

Humility by David J. Bobb

  Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue By David J. Bobb Thomas Nelson: 2013 “There is no twelve- or thirteen-step program to master humility. There is no formula for becoming humble. This is true for individuals as well as nations,” says David J. Bobb in Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue. Bobb examines … Continue reading

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