It's always been stunning to me how much American history is left OUT of our history books, though I'm not so naïve as to wonder at the reasons -- there are many and most are predictable. But when I've asked people if they knew how Hawaii became a state or why Puerto Rico is not....
Tag: Book Reviews
Review of In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy
In the Closet of the Vatican failed to reach its promise, not because of the topic, but because the writing seemed much more like a Restoration dramatic comedy, shocking no one today except the very devout and naïve.
Some Personal Thoughts on Francis Shaeffer’s Shaping of Evangelical America
If Francis Schaeffer was "the single greatest intellectual influence on young evangelicals of the 1960s and '70s," I'd wager those not of the evangelical bent ever have anything to worry about -- not that they ever did.
Dad’s Birthday, the Power of Positive Thinking & Some Perspectives Offered
Today was my late father’s birthday and I feel down. He’d be 84 today. Dad loved books and especially ones like Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. He and I disagreed on much, including this type of book. But in honor of his birthday, I reread this book and am going to write a few words on it. However, true to form, just because I read it in honor and memory of my father doesn’t mean I’m going to treat this with kid’s gloves.
My Year In Books: 2022
Every year I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge and I post about it and the results at the end of the year. Welcome to My Year In Books 2022.