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Reviews: Nonfiction

Review: The Magna Charta by James Daugherty

June 15, 1215, one of the most significant days in English history, saw wicked King John sullenly sign the Magna Charta, acknowledging freedom of the people and restraining his own power. How did this all come about?  How was such an evil king persuaded to restrict his own power? James Daugherty, award-winning author of the […]

Review: God Did Say! by Wes Bredenhof

Thousands of years ago some of the most fateful words in the history of the universe were spoken.  “Did God really say….?”  Ever since then, these words have been repeated in conversations, public debates, pulpits, and our own hearts.  We need to know when to answer, “No, he did not say that,” and when to proclaim, […]

Review: How to Raise an Adult by Lythcott-Haims

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success is one of the very popular books in our public library, currently with a waiting list of over 52 people even though there are 20 copies. Why? Well, it seems that parenting in North America fails in two […]

Review: 7 Women by Eric Metaxas

Biographies can be among the most inspiring reading, and 7 Women by Eric Metaxas changed me before I had even finished it. In this book Metaxes presents engaging biographies of 7 women who had a huge impact on the world. He describes their lives and times, discusses their motivation, and demonstrates their significance to the […]

Review: Death in Florence by Paul Strathern

Over 500 years ago in Florence lived two men who exemplified the struggle between ‘progressive materialism and the rule of spirituality,’ Lorenzo de Medici and Savonarola. Of course, in some aspects this struggle has been an intrinsic part of the human condition since Cain and Abel, but in Death in Florence Paul Strathern focuses on […]

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