Tag Archives: book reviews

Just One Click!

      Here is one of the many positive reviews of my novel, Overtime: A Basketball Parable:   This is a poignant book. At first it seems like “Field of Dreams–Basketball.” Once you push past the initial parallels, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Prayer for Rain

Here is Andrew Spradling’s  thoughtful and well deserved review of Joseph Bird’s novel, A Prayer For Rain. Joseph Bird‘s forte as a writer is in portraying inner struggle. The likeable protagonist in A Prayer for Rain, Trevor Larson, has his dreams … Continue reading

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Book Review: Natural Born Heroes

      I think someone once said that the farther we get away from historical events the better we understand them.   World War II is almost beyond living memory now and yet stories keep emerging about till-now unsung … Continue reading

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Finishing Witness

      An autumn scene at the Pipe Creek Farm in Maryland, once owned by Whittaker Chambers.         I don’t know if I have ever read a longer book in my life.   Witness is over … Continue reading

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An Untold Story

  If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’ve been reading Whittaker Chambers’ book, Witness.   It’s an autobiographical book; the story of his journey into and out of Communism and his consequent ordeal as a witness for … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

    I’d like to think that my lag in blogging these last few days is caused by an immersion in serious reading.  I’ve been dipping into two books, both of them long, both of them challenging and both of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Witness, by Whittaker Chambers

I am writing while standing on my back deck in the middle of an electrical storm.   I’m cozy and dry under this roof and I hear the rain tattering on the slates above and the lawn below.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chronicles, Volume I

If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you know I’ve just finished reading a biography of Bob Dylan.   I wrote a rather long review of the book, Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Biography, by Scott Marshall.  I found the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life

  Did you write The Book of Love And do you have faith in God above? Do you believe in rock and roll Can music save your mortal soul And can you teach me how to dance, real slow? Don … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soft-Wired

The trouble with trying to write a fair review of SoftWired is avoiding clichés.   There are several that are applicable and so maybe I should just list them here and get them out of the way.  Here they are … Continue reading

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