All tagged Books
You will teach the little ones you read to that they are worth fighting for no matter what that cost is. You will teach them their value is to be found in the fact that God loves them.
There are a lot of debates and discussions happening within confessionally Reformed and Presbyterian churches centered on gender and sexuality. In some cases, the confessions to which these churches hold are being questioned, re-defined, or even ignored. Beyond Authority and Submission does not entertain or create such a controversy.
The paradox of human sexuality is that the very thing that distinguishes male from female also establishes our fundamentally common human nature. Adam was not born on “Planet Authority” and Eve on “Planet Submission.” In fact, Eve came from a source that could not possibly be any closer—she came from Man himself.
It should be seen as a gateway, helping the reader to begin asking the right questions as we seek to love our neighbor who has been harmed. Used in that way, it is an important read, and would be an excellent addition to any church library.
It was captivating and satisfying from start to finish. How one could not enjoy Vonnegut is beyond me.
Good literature asks hard questions and while I don’t anticipate being in complete agreement with Richard Wright, I can’t plug my ears to this challenging book.
Neither a page turner or resounding classic, Uncle Tom's Cabin remains necessary canon to combat increasingly ahistorical American discussion.
This is the most reader-friendly of Fitzgerald's novel. It's a rush of a novel with mostly toned-down renditions of all his idiosyncrasies.
This is a book I want to own and digest slowly. I have high hopes that it will become one of my favorite books.
“Beyond my failings as a racist, I knew I was not wanted in the South. When people are engaged in something they are not proud of, they do not want witnesses. In fact, they come to believe the witness causes the trouble.” - Steinbeck
If you care about racist ideas and their impact on African-Americans, whether you have a dog in the fight or not, this is required reading and will serve you well in your antiracist arsenal.
Far from merely stating that male and female relationships are permissible, this view for the future intimates that these friendships are essential to the vitality of the church and her mission.
I have finally read Moby-Dick and I can finally say that "yes" this books is the epitome of my literary taste.
In conclusion, Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that I will eagerly place in front of my kids. I look forward to having discussions about its content and themes.
My own pessimism frowned at the optimism that litters the eventual climax of Steinbeck's great novel.
There are so many high points that reflect Fitzgerald's unique style that I'm confident I'll return to it soon.
For those with patience and a taste for intellectually stimulating pages of descriptive writing, The House of Mirth is delightful.