News of the World | by Paulette Jiles

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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King Richard | Book Review

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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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

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This post was written by my good friend MaryJo. We have become dear friends as a result of an obscure book we both have read. The book was entitled, “Of Whom the World was not Worthy” Continue reading Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Forgiving Others – part 2

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My first post on forgiveness was about forgiving everyday injuries. The wounds from these hurts grieve us but they are minor afflictions. This post is about more serious trauma such as abuse, divorce, persecution, rape Continue reading Forgiving Others – part 2

The Believers

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