What are the Great Books?

Lots of books are good, but few books are great, and a mark of great books is that they can be read over and over by the same person with every growing appreciation and learning. A friend of ours repeats the reading of a great book for every two new books she reads, and I [Read More…]

A Biography of the Book of Genesis

Princeton’s new series, Lives of Great Religious Books, has the promise of exceptional scholarship about stories worth telling. Alan Jacobs’ contribution, The Book of Common Prayer, combines his talent for excellence in prose with a knack for the telling anecdote, the fund for which with Alan seems endless. And the story of the BCP is [Read More…]

For Your Bookshelf

This blog talks about books daily, which means some of you have been buying books in accordance with our discussions. I don’t spend my time surveying book catalogs or new arrivals on Amazon, but instead I post about books that come my way that interest me or that I think will be of interest to [Read More…]

Saturday Author Interview with Darrin McMahon

Darrin McMahon is Ben Weider Professor and Distinguished Research Professor in the department of history at Florida State University.  David Moore who blogs at www.twocities.org conducted the following interview. A few years back, I read your terrific book, Happiness: a History.  Your new book, Divine Fury: A History of Genius, tackles another big idea.  What motivated you to write an entire [Read More…]

Reading Made Accessible to the Whole World

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For the Early Church, Start Here (Every time)

I shall begin with this: IVP’s Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity  is a colossal and stunning achievement. 3220 separate dictionary entries, 266 contributors from 26 countries. There is nothing like it and there won’t be for decades… so every library has to have it, and every one who wants to study the patristics needs to have it [Read More…]

Glittering Vices 2

This post is by John Frye. We are reviewing the excellent book Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, professor of philosophy at Calvin College. I asked in the last post if you know the names of the seven capital vices. Rebecca opens the book [Read More…]

Glittering Vices

John Frye has written this post. Glittering Vices Part 1  We all need help with the seven deadly sins. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College. She has written a very readable, riveting, popular book about the seven deadly sins (capital vices) titled Glittering Vices: The Seven [Read More…]

Benefits of Reading Books

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Why Choose Paper over E-Book? An Infographic

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