News of the World | by Paulette Jiles

Favorite Book of the Year

News of the World is my favorite novel of the year, perhaps two or three years. It is about Captain Kidd, as an older gentleman, hired to return a 10 year old girl to her relatives for a $50 gold piece. Johanna was a captive of the Kiowa Indians for 4 years.

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The Source | by James A. Michener

A Book Review

The Source is a fictional story about the town of Makor, in northeast Israel. This account begins in 1963 at an archeological dig, which unearths fifteen artifacts from different time periods.

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King Richard | Book Review

Can you imagine Nancy Pelosi as President?!

King Richard:  Nixon and Watergate – an American Tragedy
by Michael Dobbs

Richard Nixon’s presidency was during an impressionable time in my life. I was in high school and college when he was President. I followed the Watergate scandal closely as it unfolded. I can still remember Nixon’s speech, to the nation the night he resigned, “for the good of the nation.”

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Five Top Favorite Reads

My favorite fiction books

My fondness for fiction, especially historical fiction, began seven years ago when I read The Help. After The Help I read The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Before these two books I’d read only a few fiction books.

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When Did We Start Forgetting God?

American evangelicalism today | A book review

When did we start forgetting God

American evangelicalism is in crisis, writes Mark Galli, former editor and chief of Christianity Today. Beginning as the Great Awakening in the 1730s and 1740s, with George Whitefield Continue reading “When Did We Start Forgetting God?”

Gone with the Wind | Book Review

The current racial unrest has made me think

Gone with the Wind photo

Since the death of George Floyd there has been a media frenzy over Gone with the Wind. HBO has temporarily removed the movie from its streaming because of its stereotype racism. Others have written Continue reading “Gone with the Wind | Book Review”

The Believers

I was raised in this kind of culture.

The Believers

This is a book review of The Believers, which is about the Shaker movement, that began in the east then spread to Kentucky. Since writing this book review I have realized the Shakers were fanatics and zealots. We have fanatics and zealots today in all religions but also within Christianity. I was raised in this kind of culture. Continue reading “The Believers”