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interesting theory

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Reviewed: 2021-01-31

an interesting hypothesis, a way of looking to a future full of hope and such. I do not buying, but for each their own dream guess. Seems silly to give up on God to become a second rate one yourself. not the singularity I dream of. more akin to Buddhism than Christianity. but might be the source of some folks thinking Bill Gates is going to inject robots to control us with the Vivid vaccine (he isn't by the way)

a fitting finale

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Reviewed: 2020-12-20

Margaret decided to try, 35 years later, to close some loose ends from the handmaid's tale. she did a masterful job, not perfect, but that would have been possible. seems even more cautionary after witnessing the descent into trumpism to he US has toy we d with for 4 years

well worth the read

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Reviewed: 2020-12-02

Lewis had an ambitious project in a way, one not unique to him, but one he made a good effort at. often Christians struggle in presenting their cases, by getting bogged down with trying to justify denominational differences, and sometimes that is all the non Christian sees. Lewis rather tries to get at what is the core belief, why it matters, and speculating what it might mean. as such there is not a lot of stunningly new insights, many have been around for centuries, but he lays them out in a clear way, trying to leave the fluff out, as important as it might be once one has chosen a denmomination, but not at the start. language and style have changed since the forties, and some of what he says does not meet current sensibilities and thought, but it was written over 70 years ago, and I doubt if he were writing today it would be exactly the same. so expect some things you might not hear today, not everywhere, but they are there. and listen to the main principles that have been around almost 2,000 years

through fesr

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Reviewed: 2020-11-30

Meyers takes you through fear, showing how, when faced, it can truly liberate us. she shows how fear is often a catalyst that can bring growth

always worth a read

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Reviewed: 2020-11-30

Gladwell has a knack of making you to he obvious explanation disappear as he invites you into deeper truths

success should lead to gratitude, not pride

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Reviewed: 2020-06-17

reminded me of the story of the husband who prepared a beautiful breakfast in bed for his wife on Mother's Day and brought it into the bedroom with his 3 year old who proudly announced that she had made her mother breakfast in bed. she had carried the orange juice after all. Gladwell shows how often our successes are often more due to the efforts of others, sometimes of generations before us. Books like his and Talking to strangers were written for these days as we confront racism, sexism and many other structures and begin to see our some social privileges are very real, just seldom if ever earned by their recipients

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getting at the underlying truths of some problems

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Reviewed: 2020-05-04

worth reading. you will have to reconsider some of your beliefs. you will not be able to rush to judgment as easily

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OK

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Reviewed: 2019-11-13

A little juvenile in a McKenxie Brothers sort of way. If that is what you are in the mood for worth it

Ages well, like a fine wine

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Reviewed: 2019-10-23

Milne wrote this clever little book many years ago where we can not only look at our foibles, but also the gifts they can be to ourselves and the world. written for children, butadults can gain much by reading them to their childre

good survey

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Reviewed: 2019-10-04

well done but I would have liked maybe a bit more on some topics. Hard in a survey course with about 30 minutes at a time though