Truth and Rewards

I'm currently reading Timothy Keller's latest book (see here and here to read more about my respect for Keller). This book is co-written with Keller's wife, Kathy Keller, and it's called The Meaning of Marriage. I'll write more about it in the future but let me just say right now that it's very good and… Continue reading Truth and Rewards

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A Revelation

This week I found out who these guys are: I had both never heard of them and had never heard the song that made them "famous". My initial reaction was a certain pride in not knowing who these teen pop stars are. After all, doesn't it demonstrate that I listen to music of a higher… Continue reading A Revelation

Book Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Have you ever found a photograph - a photograph of complete strangers? Maybe in a used book or at a flea market? Not a photograph of anyone you know or anybody famous or of a place you’ve ever heard of. Just somebody else's ordinary, precious personal photo. Working at a used bookstore I found a… Continue reading Book Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Review – The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

The Power of One is one of those books that I really should have read years ago. I’ve certainly meant to read it for a long time so this was a satisfying title to cross off my list. It’s stunning that this was Bryce Courtenay’s first novel. I look forward to reading his others because… Continue reading Book Review – The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Book Review – Egg on Mao by Denise Chong

"Of a generation who remembers Tiananmen Square, 1989, I considered how some excuse - the lack of, or slow progress on, human rights in China because 'times have changed', or because other concerns, including making money, come first, or because rights, freedom, and democracy are somehow different issues there than in the West."  Denise Chong… Continue reading Book Review – Egg on Mao by Denise Chong