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“The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy” Review

Back in college one of my science classes listed The Soul of Science by Nancy Pearcey and Charles Thaxton on its book list. Was it actually used in the course? I can’t remember. Nor can I really remember the class. But I bought it and there it sat, on my shelf year after year, house… Continue reading “The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy” Review

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“The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” Review

I have long been skeptical of putting too much confidence in evidential arguments for the foundational pieces of Christianity. There are, I think, several fatal flaws to that apologetic methodology and the reading I did in such books as Evidence that Demands a Verdict and The Case for Christ always left me feeling encouraged…but unsatisfied.… Continue reading “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” Review

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“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Review

“Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.” So begins Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I recently read Stevenson’s The Black Arrow and Treasure… Continue reading “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Review

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“The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict” Review

“The train station at Pebbleton, dark and sooty though it was, glistened in the mist.” So begins The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart. This one was a fairly random pick that I stumbled across, on Amazon I believe, in my search for more family read alouds. In brief, this is the… Continue reading “The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict” Review