Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Nemesis, Philip Roth

I highly recommend this short book by Philip Roth. It is a moving story about polio, in particular the fear and emotion of those around the disease, rather than about those with … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Invisible Collection, Stefan Zweig

“The Invisible Collection” is a set of short stories, each one about someone with a great passion. This passion ranges across subjects, including art, children, women, their master and themself. … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Augustine, On Christian Teaching

I would recommend this book if you are interested in how to study the bible. I did not find it easy going, as it is written in a dense and inter-linked … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christianity: James 5

In my previous post on James I only briefly touched upon James 4v13 to 5v20. Having spent more time reading this section, I wanted to share my thoughts on it. … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book review: Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov

I don’t read much sci-fi but from time-to-time I enjoy reading some, especially if it is by Isaac Asimov. I have just finished his Foundation Trilogy which I enjoyed and … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christianity: Book of Jonah

I find the book of Jonah very interesting as it seems quite unlike most other books of the prophets. Synposis: I imagine most people are familiar with the story of … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Book review: Recapitulation, Wallace Stegner

The first Wallace Stegner novel I read was “Crossing to Safety”, which I greatly enjoyed as the now elderly man reminisces about his and his wife’s life, particularly with the … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christianity: Thoughts on the book of James

My thoughts on James, having been reading this book recently. Ch 1v1-18: Introduction / Steadfastness in trials James starts out with an encouragement and call to steadfastness through trials. His advice … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 1 Comment
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