Tag Archives: Story

Deja View

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Hollywood has trained us to anticipate summers full of  action movies, goofy (raunchy?) comedies, and a few predictable romantic comedies.  I’ll no doubt cooperate by seeing several movies over the summer.  I’ve probably seen some of them before. 2 Much? “There’s a lot of No. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Read (and the associated books that I read this year)

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Reason #1:  To enjoy, experience and learn from a compelling story.  A well told story, in print or on a screen, will grab me every time.   The Brutal Telling, Bury Your Dead, A Trick of the Light, The Cruelest Month, and A Beautiful Mystery, all … Continue reading

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The Redemptive Story: A Guide to Reading the Bible (Part 2)

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In my last post I compared the birth and growth of the nation of Israel to the development of a child.  Israel was born, grew into power and influence, became corrupted, and was conquered by rival nations.  Sadly, by the end of the Old Testament history, the … Continue reading

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Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and a Mid-life Crisis: A Guide to Reading the Bible

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Do you ever struggle to understand  individual books, chapters or verses of the Bible? Most of us do.  The sixty-six books of the Bible were written over roughly 1500 years by many different authors in three ancient languages, and the books … Continue reading

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Reading a Book for the Second Time

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Do you read books more than once?  If so, is there a difference in how you approach a book when you read it for the second time? When I read a book from which I want to learn and retain … Continue reading

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Living a Page-Turning Life

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Imagine that your life has been documented by a famous writer, and the story of your life is sitting on thousands of bookshelves and Amazon.com screens. Would it be a page-turning story?  Would anyone read it? These questions had never occurred to me … Continue reading

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