Tagged: history

The Leaders We Deserved by Alvin S. Felzenberg (Book Review)

The Leaders We Deserved by Alvin S. Felzenberg (Book Review)

History has the potential to be our tutor in humility. I will not claim any excellence in humility, but I will say that what humility I have is in large part due to reading...

My Haul: A Short Reading List.

My Haul: A Short Reading List.

An Estate Sale Today I went to an Estate Sale in Mendham, NJ. The house was set back from the street, which was a sometimes one-lane road in the middle of the countryside. It...

Man, Myth & Magic Volume 1

Man, Myth & Magic Volume 1

Perambulations When I first venture into a new library I like to peruse the shelves and just get a feel for where everything is and what gems lie in wait for me. Recently I...

Uppity Women of Medieval Times (Book Review)

Uppity Women of Medieval Times (Book Review)

Vicki Leon wrote a very enjoyable and informative book labeled humorously Uppity Women of Medieval Times. The book contains brief biographies of perhaps several hundred women from Medieval Times who achieved renown for all...

The Lady in Red by Hallie Rubenhold (Book Review)

The Lady in Red by Hallie Rubenhold (Book Review)

Due to a bout with insomnia I completed Hallie Rubenhold’s┬áThe Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce in the wee hours of this morning. The work is non-fiction though written...

Gaining a Little Perspective Through History

Gaining a Little Perspective Through History

I am skeptical of the idea, popular especially among evangelical Christians, that society is in a sharp downward spiral – particularly American society. This has resulted not from reading one or two specific volumes...

The History Channel’s The Bible Mini-Series (Part 2)

The History Channel’s The Bible Mini-Series (Part 2)

Introduction Last week I wrote a review of The History Channel’s The Bible Mini-Series, Part 1. If you’ve read the review you’ll know that I wasn’t a huge fan of the series thus far...

The History Channel’s The Bible Mini-Series (Part 1).

The History Channel’s The Bible Mini-Series (Part 1).

I don’t have cable – so I don’t watch a lot of The History Channel. I do respect some of the programming that comes out of the channel, but my limited exposure to its...

Book Review: The Dante Club (Author: Matthew Pearl).

Book Review: The Dante Club (Author: Matthew Pearl).

The Dante Club is a historical novel written by Matthew Pearl and clocking in at a lengthy 370 pages. Set in the days immediately following the conclusion of the American Civil War in Boston,...

Some Interesting Free Amazon Kindle Reads…

Some Interesting Free Amazon Kindle Reads…

Browsed through the top 100 free ebooks available for the Amazon Kindle again…Here is my selection of books that look interesting: True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia (Jerry Bridges) – HT William Smith....