Rose: Review – The Great Gatsby

I wrote this for another blog a short time ago, but I thought some of you might be interested. I wasn’t sure about this book when I first started reading it, but by the end, I greatly appreciated it.

Repost: Review – The Great Gatsby

A repost from another blog I write for. I recently read a classic that has been on my “to read” list for years but had never gotten around to reading: Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I’ll be quite honest, about halfway through the book I didn’t understand why it had been made into a movie or why …

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Repost: Review – The Angels’ Portion

As the author mused at the beginning of the book, The Angel’s Portion is not the book most would expect from a pastor, let alone a Lutheran one. For one, it has very little to do with “churchy things.” For another, it is about Scotch, not beer, so it may offend the German Lutheran. But if you …

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Repost: Review – Ten Ways to Kill a Pastor

A repost from another blog I write for. Perhaps you do not recognize yourself doing it. Perhaps you do not acknowledge the effects. Perhaps you think you are alone, without hope. Rev. Thoma’s Ten Ways to Kill a Pastor highlights various ways congregations, laypeople, other ministers, and friends can slowly, but surely, destroy their pastor, or any …

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Twice Freed: Slavery, Freedom, and Forgiveness

Author: Patricia St. John Publisher: Christian Focus Publications Onesimus wanted what any young boy wants: fun, adventure, travel, love, and most of all, freedom. Unfortunately, Onesimus's life did not include any of these things. Instead, he was a servant to the wealthy Philemon and his family. Sure, his life was not as hard as it could …

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