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REVIEW: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

REVIEW: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Many say this book is too long, too much detail and sidetracking. I understand those reactions. At times, I thought "come on, get with it!" Finishing it made it worthwhile. The strands were all pulled together, the meaning of each period...

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REVIEW: A History Of The World In Six Glasses

REVIEW: A History Of The World In Six Glasses

A History Of The World In Six Glasses by Tom Standage My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was lent this book by my daughter-in-law who thought I would enjoy it. She knows me well! A book on the history of spirits touches on a number of my interests. Tom Standage has written an...

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REVIEW: Imperium—A Novel of Ancient Rome

REVIEW: Imperium—A Novel of Ancient Rome

Imperium by Robert Harris My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you enjoy well-researched historical fiction, with characters brought to life, and actual events crafted into compelling and moving stories, you will enjoy the works of Robert Harris. His knowledge and research into...

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REVIEW: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

REVIEW: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie My rating: 4 of 5 stars The beginning was a bit rough—slogging through, not sure I liked it. The author has built a world of the future quite different from our own—Earth is never mentioned, gender pronouns are always female rather than...

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Reading the Gospel of John as the writer intended

Reading the Gospel of John as the writer intended

Often, we read the Bible by looking up certain verses or passages and reading them out of context. This is unfortunate, because the Bible was not written as a reference book. If we are not going to read an entire book through, like we would any other book, then at least we got understand how the book is structured. This doesn’t always follow the chapters and verses, which were added almost 1000 years later. Being aware of how the author structured the Gospel helps us understand it better.

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