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Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhoo...

“At the heart of mature masculinity is a sense of benevolent responsibility to lead, provide for, and protect women in ways appropriate to a man’s differing relationships.  At the heart of mature femininity is a freeing disposition to affirm, receive, and nurture strength and leadership from worthy men in ways appropriate to a woman’s differing […]

The Hole In Our Holiness

I was attracted to this book because of its title, then I thought it might be a Reformed position only on holiness, but then I was pleasantly surprised by reading the entire (but fairly short at 150 pages) book. DeYoung does a good job of encouraging Christians to seek holiness in their lives, and at […]

Marijuana and the Christian

The culture in America is changing quickly, and not necessarily for the good. Christians generally agree that issues such as abortion, pornography, or same-sex marriages are immoral, unbiblical, and harmful to society at large. Not all agree about substance abuse in areas such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs like marijuana. Churches have long had to […]

Ma Cinderella

From Wright’s first book, That Printer of Udell’s (1903) to this book (1932), the Ozark author completed his 16th book.  This one is typically set in the Ozark hills and involves a backwards woman (Ma) who works hard to give her son a better life, which he eventually comes to appreciate.  The morals and virtue […]

On Christian Truth

Blamires (b. 1916) is an Anglican theologian and novelist.  He was a personal friend of C.S. Lewis who was his tutor at Oxford University.  His most well-known book is The Christian Mind, but he wrote many others having to do with proper Christian thinking and living.  A typical quip is this: “The most familiar objection […]

Popes & Bankers

The sub-title to this book is: “A cultural history of credit & debt, from Aristotle to AIG.”  I was given this book by a friend and I found it quite interesting.  I think everyone ought to read something in this field once in a while.  Cashill starts off explaining the laws of usury in the […]


I continue with my goal of reading all of Wright’s books. He wrote his first one in 1903 (That Printer of Udell’s was Dwight Eisenhower’s initial introduction to the gospel) and his last one (19th) in 1942. I own 16 of the 19 books and this one, if taken in chronological order, is the 15th. […]

C.S. Lewis In A Time Of War

I read this book because of my interest in C.S. Lewis but also because of my interest in WWII.  This is a chronology of how and why Lewis gave radio broadcasts on the BBC during the bombing of London.  These broadcasts soon after were printed in a book and titled Mere Christianity. Fascinating WWII history.

A Son Of His Father

This is the twelfth HBW book, written in 1925 and printed by Appleton.  It is a story set in Arizona ranch land promoting honesty, hard work, and integrity.  Such stories seem like ancient history (or maybe something from another planet) compared to today’s general reading.