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  • Just got Rod Dreher's Live Not By Lies. It's been on my want to read list for a while and a certain book catalog just listed it at 40% off.
    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

    "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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    • I’ve just taken delivery of; How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe by Harry Cliff

      The title comes from a quote by Carl Sagan;
      “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

      If this is a subject you might be interested in, in conjunction with the book, Harry Cliff did a lecture at the Royal Institution. If you have an hour (57 minutes) to spare some time, it’ is, IMHO, worth a watch.

      When inventing a god, it is imperative to claim that it's; invisible, inaudible and imperceptible in every way. Otherwise - when it appears to no one, is silent and does nothing - intelligent people are liable to become sceptical.
      - Anonymous

      When asked why Omniscient and Omnipotent God, chose to burn alive the children of two Middle Eastern cities, came the reply;
      “His hands were tied.” - DaveTheApologist

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      • Finally came in to the library via ILL:
        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
        The Bones of Berdichev: The Life and Fate of Vasily Grossman by John and Carol Garrard
        Also reading:
        Regenesis by C. J. Cherryh
        Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
        The One and the Three: Nature, Person and Triadic Monarchy in the Greek and Irish Patristic Tradition by Chrysostom Koutloumousianos

        Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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        I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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        • Originally posted by Thoughtful Monk View Post
          Just got Rod Dreher's Live Not By Lies. It's been on my want to read list for a while and a certain book catalog just listed it at 40% off.
          Been having trouble finding time to read this. When I do, I've found it informative. I find it's giving me a framework for understanding things I've been thinking but unable to assemble into a coherent picture.
          "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

          "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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          • For Us, the Living by Robert A. Heinlein
            A brave and cunning prince : the great chief Opechancanough and the war for America by James Horn
            Octavia Gone by Jack McDevitt
            An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christianity by Andrew Stephen Damick
            The Fall of Arthur by JRR Tolkien
            The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by JRR Tolkien
            Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

            Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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            I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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            • Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
              An Introduction to God: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Christianity by Andrew Stephen Damick
              I bought this one recently. I haven't started it yet, it's next on my reading list after Thirsting For God in a Land of Shallow Wells by Matthew Gallatin, which I haven't started on yet either because I'm reading a library book that's due soon.

              The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by JRR Tolkien
              Do you listen to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick's podcast(s), by any chance? I have been meaning to get this book too, after hearing him talk about it.
              Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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              • Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
                I bought this one recently. I haven't started it yet, it's next on my reading list after Thirsting For God in a Land of Shallow Wells by Matthew Gallatin, which I haven't started on yet either because I'm reading a library book that's due soon.



                Do you listen to Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick's podcast(s), by any chance? I have been meaning to get this book too, after hearing him talk about it.
                I don't (yet), but I keep intending to check them out. He was the speaker at a Lenten retreat I attended this year. His recommending it to me was the impetus for reading it, but it's been on my shelf for a couple years waiting.
                Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

                Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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                I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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                • Finished reading:
                  Irreducible Mind by Edward Kelly, ed.
                  The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware
                  The Lost World by Michael Crichton

                  Currently reading:
                  Beyond Physicalism by Edward Kelly, ed.
                  My Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0719RS8BK

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                  • Fool's Talk by Os Guinness
                    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                    • The Complete Short Novels of Anton Chekov
                      Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II
                      The Spinner Prince by Matt Laney
                      Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eehkout
                      Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought by Joshua Bergman
                      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

                      Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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                      I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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                      • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - five chapters and Epilogue to go.
                        Wittgenstein, On Certainty
                        Calvinism: Five Points and Two Views
                        Out of the Silent Planet
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