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I have recently joined a book club and wanted to know what others are reading. It's made me aware that other people are out there reading and I don't know about all the good books unless I share with others.

So, what good book have you read recently?

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The Longest Trip Home
Marley and Me


both by John Grogan


Giving by Bill Clinton


The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.

Short, but very good.


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Patty Jane's House of Curl - Lorna Lanvik

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Chasing Fireflies - Charles Martin

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The Longest Trip Home
Marley and Me


both by John Grogan


Giving by Bill Clinton


The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Mitch Albom


Great list!

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My Sister's Keeper by Jody Piccoult

I don't like many of her books, but this was great.

Controversial but NOT preachy and an interesting twist.

Also, if you haven't read it, The Secret life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Stay away from her next book though, The Mermaid's Chair. Romanticizes adultery.

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Everyone should read "The Last Lecture"!!!!

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I am reading a dang good book right now titled Peter, Fisher of Men by Noni Beth Gibbs, our own forum member! \:D


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 Originally Posted By: MelodyLane
I am reading a dang good book right now titled Peter, Fisher of Men by Noni Beth Gibbs, our own forum member! \:D


Since ML is too polite to hook the two IDs together, and the author is too modest, let me say that Noni Beth Gibbs has the MB persona you know (and sometimes love) of Neak. And I'll also say that Peter, Fisher of Men is the 2nd book in what may someday be a trilogy, if the Dervish would ever slow down enough to let her write! The first book is Malchus--Touched by Jesus (which sort of gives it away as a religious-themed book, doesn't it?) They are two halves of a coin, two sides of the same story, and ideally should be read in sequence. They tell the story of Jesus--first through the eyes of his enemies (Malchus) and then through the eyes of his friends (Peter). I have no personal connection with the author of this book--just heard this extra info on the grapevine!

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I have no personal connection with the author of this book--just heard this extra info on the grapevine!

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the MB persona you know (and sometimes love)



Now I'm going to have to start a poll, just to soothe my jangled psyche.

Do you love Neak:
A. Always
B. Sometimes
C. Never

Only have it so they can't actually click on "C". Maybe not "B", either.

And another poll:

What did you think of the books?
A. Wonderful
B. Fabulous
C. Terrific
D. All of the above

I like to read, and have read lots of good books. For anyone interested in spiritual warfare, I have really enjoyed all of Roger Morneau's books. "A Trip into the Supernatural" is his autobiography, about his descent into Satanism and how God saved him. Then he wrote the "Incredible Answers to Prayer" series, about his experiences as a prayer warrior.


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Cinders:

I recently finished "Castles of Steel" by Robert K. Massie and am currently reading Evan Thomas's "Sea of Thunder"

The first about the WW1 naval battle of Jutland, and the second is the WW11 Battle of Leyte Gulf.

I previously read the "Five people you meet in Heaven".

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I'm reading The Shack right now...apparently, I'm way behind the 8-ball on that one. ;\)

I agree with the others that Neak's "Malchus" was a wonderful book! I thoroughly enjoyed it!


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Lori, I read "The Shack", and I really liked it. My SIL LOVES it.

Neak, I'm waiting for your books to hit the library here. No just kidding. I had the link for the site a year or so ago because I thought it was a great idea for Christmas gifts for kids.

Myself and DD both loved stories about Jesus as kids. I need that site link again, please.

I've read so many good and not so good books lately, I don't even know what to list.

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I'm not reading much of anything now because I cannot concentrate. (See sig line for reason)

BUT... before M's untimely demise, I was reading:
The King James Bible
Mellon, by David Carradine
Spy by Ted Bell
A bunch of Carl Hiason
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann somebody
Lots of Tim Dorsey
The Sugar Queen
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GG,

I should put this on your thread but I'll put it here since you are here right now.

My SIL lost her husband last July, and we were all so worried sick about her....she loved him so much.

After the funeral, that I didn't think she would make it through, and neither did she, she went to his grave every single day and each day she went she took a bunch of the flowers from the funeral. Probably she went every day for a month. She may still, but she won't say for sure.

She recently told me that she talks to him all the time, that he is still there, but the only difference is now he HAS to listen.

She helps me cope because I can call her and still feel my brother through her. She keeps him alive for us.

I hope you have people who love your husband as much as you do and that you can be there for each other. I think it helps some.

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Weaver, you can look on amazon.com and just enter Noni Gibbs. It's got the whole scoop, such as it is.

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P.S. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, GG. I'm speechless.

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Thanks, thunder. I'm going to Amazon now.

Oh I just remembered a book I read years ago that was really funny and an easy read - "Momma Makes a Decision". I can't remember the author, but she also wrote "A Good Year For Plums", not quite as funny or good as her first, I didn't think anyway.

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I read "Atlas Shrugged" again recently, but then again, I'm a huge Ayn Rand fan and usually read it once a year.

I also picked up Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale" because I wanted to see how close the "book" Bond is to the "movie" Bond.


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Reading with my son on his homework brought me to a couple of books I wouldn't have chosen to read otherwise: "In Cold Blood" and "The Scarlet Letter". Neither of those books are worth the time it took to read them, but AP Literature seems to think they are worth it... there's no accounting for educational value or taste in our school systems!

Some good books I have read this year:

* Common Denominator of Success by Alfred E.N. Gray (very short book)
* You Squared by Price Pritchett (also a very short book)
* Wake Up To A Happier You by Amanda [censored]
* Kissing a Frog by Sharlene Wells Hawkes
* Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas (a must read for everyone who has money in the stock market)
* Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker
* King James Bible - currently reading in the New Testament again with my son
* Book of Mormon

The girl who cuts my hair says I need to read the Twilight series, but it hasn't intrigued me enough to check it out.


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 Originally Posted By: thndrnltng
 Originally Posted By: MelodyLane
I am reading a dang good book right now titled Peter, Fisher of Men by Noni Beth Gibbs, our own forum member! \:D


Since ML is too polite to hook the two IDs together, and the author is too modest, let me say that Noni Beth Gibbs has the MB persona you know (and sometimes love) of Neak. And I'll also say that Peter, Fisher of Men is the 2nd book in what may someday be a trilogy, if the Dervish would ever slow down enough to let her write! The first book is Malchus--Touched by Jesus (which sort of gives it away as a religious-themed book, doesn't it?) They are two halves of a coin, two sides of the same story, and ideally should be read in sequence. They tell the story of Jesus--first through the eyes of his enemies (Malchus) and then through the eyes of his friends (Peter). I have no personal connection with the author of this book--just heard this extra info on the grapevine!

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I have these books, and they are incredible! Neak, you are a truly gifted writer!


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Well I just order Mulchus and can't wait to get it.

I have spent the last 10 months reading nothing but stock market/finance/economic/political, etc, (The Shack excluded) and I need to read something inspirational. I'm not a Christian, Neak as you know, but I am so looking forward to reading some spiritual stuff again and that you are the author is really cool.

Kayla, if you haven't already, check out The Creature from Jekyll Island about the creation of the Federal Reserve. If that doesn't give you a bad 'tude regarding this mess we are in, nothing will.

My DD is reading The Twilight series. She loved the first one, but like you said, it's not really my cup of tea. Maybe sometime this winter though.

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Probably out of place here, but one I just remembered...

When I was ten, I read Edwin H. Colbert's "Dinosaurs: Their Discovery and Their World." It's a pretty technical book, but I must have read it 15 times from cover 2 cover between when I was 10 and 16. I used 2 dream about finding dinosaur fossils, and even started digging a hole out in a field when we lived in NW Ohio when I was 10. Didn't find anything, and I should have known why - it's all Devonian float there!

I always knew I would either be a paleontologist or an astronomer, since before I learned 2 read.

Sorry for the OTish post.

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My favorite book I've read recently was "Fooled by Randomness"

Bit of a difficult read, but interesting.


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I always knew I would either be a paleontologist or an astronomer, since before I learned 2 read.

Sorry for the OTish post.


I think it's so awesome when someone knows...definitively and passionately...what they want to do in life. You're fortunate, 2Long

I wish I had been one of those people, instead of ending up a worker-bee who's okay with her job, but certainly not passionate about it.

Sorry to have prolonged the OTishness.

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I'm a big reader (about one book a week) but my reading tends to be for fun and relaxation. Right now though I'm reading a fiction novel called "So Help Me God" by Larry Thompson. It's a story about an abortion gone bad and the trial that follows. Interesting stuff.


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Thank you, SMB. \:\)

Weaves, yup, I know you're not a Christian - I pray you'll find a blessing anyway. You're good peeps, and such an important guide to me during the A, as well.

Besides, the back of cereal boxes sound like an improvement over what you've been reading!


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Neakster,

I rec'd Mulchus! But I have been crazy busy all last week with the holiday so haven't read it yet. I did bounce around the house for half an hour showing everyone and explaining how I "knew" the author. And all about your sis, Mom, hubby, etc...like you were our long lost cousins or something. LOL I did start and go over the index of names, meanings, who they belonged to. That is such a nice feature and so helpful! Can't wait, probably should have ordered both at the same time. Beautiful cover artwork, too.

2long,

Your parents probably slapped themselves on the back for years after buying that book for you. Imagine a single few dollar investment that keeps your kid occupied for six years!

Ragamuffin,

My DH and I have both read most of his books, and although my husband likes him more than I do, he has been very helpful to me in getting me to examine my thought processes. DH leaned on his books heavily when he had suffered the loss of his brother, business and ten year common law marriage.

Lori,

Me, too! And I am sick of working for "the man"! I would give anything to go back and redo the years when I didn't know what I wanted to do. Maybe we can do a thread about discovering our purpose, or at the very least our passion. Neak said in her book that she had prayed for guidance because she felt she had some buried talent (writing, inspiring too I assume). I haven't even read her book yet and I keep thinking about her statement.

Sorry for the huge T/J! I need to get back to the recipe thread and get off your book thread Cinders, and hopefully will have time sometime soon.

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I loved "The Last Lecture." I also loved the mouthwatering great romantic escape to Italy story on a backdrop of true historical events during WWII, Anthony Capella's "The Wedding Officer."

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I read "Atlas Shrugged" again recently, but then again, I'm a huge Ayn Rand fan and usually read it once a year. whistle



I'm re-reading Atlas now...

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"Which God? - Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity & Islam"
Mark Durie, published by deror books (www.derorbooks.com)
compares scripture and writings among the three major religions
[I attended one of Dr. Durie's lectures recently and bought both of his books there]

"Attention All Passengers" - The Airlines' Dangerous Descent - And How To Reclaim Our Skies" by William J. McGee
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This has been a great read so far!


Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along by Schweikart, Larry


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Okay, coming clean: I keep the Chronicles of Narnia by my bedside and read a bit each night. Prince Caspian is what I have right now. blush


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Haven't been reading much lately, more "listening" to books. Right now I'm "reading", "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Think "The Help" but in an earlier era, and not comical at all.


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I finished "Spellbinder" by Harold Robbins tonight

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I've been loving the Bodie and Brock Thoene books. Husband and wife team write the books together. He does all the research and she spins the stories.

There are several series: Galway Chronicles delve into Irish history. The Zion Chronicles cover the events leading up to WW2. The AD series are about the times that Jesus lived in.

Really great historical fiction.


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Currently reading "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" by Richard Dawkins


I love Richard Dawkins! I recently read "The God Delusion" and I have "The Greatest Show on Earth" in my bookshelf, waiting to be read.

Right now, I am reading "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.


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I finished Spellbinder and The Betsy, both by Harold Robbins.
I've started The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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I've been reading The Patchwork Girl of Oz to my children at bedtime, it's a great story.

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Just finished From Freedom to Slavery by Gerry Spence

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I've been reading Red Scarf Girl, a memoir of the Cultural Revolution in China.
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I highly recommend it to others.

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Bought myself some Graphic Novels for father's day, so I read;


Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe

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I just finished The Brethren by John Grisham

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I just received Dr. Harley's book: Get Growing, Christian! in the mail and looking forward to reading it!

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I just received Dr. Harley's book: Get Growing, Christian! in the mail and looking forward to reading it!


I've been aware of that book for a couple of years and have been curious what's in it. I think I might have heard Dr. Harley refer to it once on the radio show, but he didn't give the title. He said it wasn't very well received.

Let us know what's in there!

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Originally Posted By: Jedi_Knight
I just received Dr. Harley's book: Get Growing, Christian! in the mail and looking forward to reading it!


I've been aware of that book for a couple of years and have been curious what's in it. I think I might have heard Dr. Harley refer to it once on the radio show, but he didn't give the title. He said it wasn't very well received.

Let us know what's in there!

I would say that the marriage work of the last few years have definitely moved me from merely talking about my faith to engaging in it with actual, tangible action. Without that even being the emphasis, learning to have a good marriage transformed my faith.


This is a good book.
I have taught Sunday School a few times in the past (when the teacher is gone) and I think it would be a good book for a Sunday School class to go through

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I think this book is my favorite Harley book.

Email to Radio Show:

Greetings;

I wanted to let you know that I purchased a used copy of Get Growing, Christian! (from Amazon)
I have heard Dr. Harley mention it on the Radio Show and state that it was not well received. However, I think it contains an action plan that could be examined by Sunday School classes to help spread the Gospel.
I am going to share it with my Sunday School teacher and request that he consider going through it with the class.
Does Marriage Builders have extra copies of this book available?
I feel that this book is my favorite of all of your books I have read.

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5 year necro bump;

Bought the audiobook "Un@#$ Yourself" based only on the following review:


"Nothing is more motivating than being gently chided by a man with a thick Scottish accent."

I was not disappointed.


"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." - Niels Bohr

"Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons." - Michael Shermer

"Fair speech may hide a foul heart." - Samwise Gamgee LOTR
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Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam

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