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Empty Promises
I just finished reading Pete Wilson’s new book, Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing.

Pete’s book is much like the messages he gives in his church: easy to understand, full of illustrations, and very practical. The publisher describes the book this way:

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Dr. David Chambers is a biblical archeologist of some fame and held in high regard by his peers. But what began as an effort to prove authenticity of the biblical narrative has become a burden. Angry at a father who was too busy to attend his mother’s death bed, and years later abandoned by the love of his life, Chambers has grown disenchanted, unbelieving and is ready to toss expertise aside to pursue a new field of study. That changes when his old mentor and one of the few men he respects calls and persuades him to make one more dig – one that would bring great wealth to everyone involved. Using his specialized knowledge in ancient tunnels beneath Jerusalem and the enigmatic message of the Copper Scroll, Chambers undertakes what he assumes will be his last research trip in the Holy Land.

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Book Review: Behemoth

March 27, 2012 — 1 Comment















Behemoth begins on a game reserve in Kenya where the game warden, Jim Thompson, finds a cape buffalo and three bull elephants gored to death. The animal that did it is unlike anything they know and, when checking the prints left behind, the animal is identified as a distinct relative of a triceratops. In another part of the world, after being dismissed from his university for his creationist beliefs, Professor Stephen Gregory begins an AFrican safari for an animal believed to be extinct (until now)… an Apatasauraus.

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I had a good time reading The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo. In a nutshell, the book spans about 3,000 years and focuses on a group of immortal Jews who are seeking God’s forgiveness from their sin of rebellion by worshipping the calf at Sinai by killing bad guys throughout history.

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I’ve got to admit right up front: I’m a big fan of Max Lucado’s writing. I have been inspired and personally helped by many of his previous books. “Fearless” was no exception.

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I just finished reading, “Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives,” by Catherine Lewis. It is an inspiring book about the challenges and triumphs of a young man who suffers from blindness due to a problem with his optic nerve and his mother. It is a moving story that grabs you right from the start and alternately has you laughing one minute and crying the next. I loved the book and quickly passed it off to a friend. Don’t miss a chance to be inspired by “Rex.”

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I started 2012 with a book: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

I found the book as my wife and I were walking through our local Sam’s Club. I thought the cover looked interesting and thought it would make a great Christmas present, so my wife bought it for me and squirreled it away until December 25.

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I just finished reading the book, PURSUING CHRIST, CREATING ART, by Gary Molander. I was looking forward to reading the book, as Gary and I have had a number of conversations about the book while he was in the process of writing it. If you’ve read Gary’s blog you know that he possesses the ability to get at the heart of art, artists, and the walk of faith.

Here are some of my thoughts on this book:

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Monday Facts

April 2, 2007 — Leave a comment

Last week we looked at the wonderful world of bugs. Here some things you might not know about bookworms, books, and the people write them.

Bookworms are actually beetles. They proliferate in libraries, where dust, dirt, heat, darkness, and poor ventilation are prevalent. The mature female lays her eggs on the edges of books or in the crevices of bookshelves, and when hatched the larvae burrow into the books.

Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham after his editor challenged him to produce a book using fewer that 50 different words.

The first chapter of Joseph Heller’s landmark Catch-22 was published in the quarterly literary magazine New World Writing #7 in 1955 under the title, “Catch-18.” The same issue carried a chapter from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, published under a pseudonym.

In 2003, the personal fortune of J.K. Rowling – best-selling British author of the wildly popular Harry Potter books – surpassed that of the Queen of England.

And now you know!

From “That’s a Fact, Jack” by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser.

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