The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities

Though new words get added to dictionaries frequently, there are words that have slipped out of common usage. These words are still quite applicable, and you can find times to use them. In The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities, Paul Anthony Jones brings some of these words back into the public eye. I like learning new […]

Something Needs to Change

Churches around the world talk about reaching the lost with the gospel. The problem is, talking is where it often stops. After a trek through the Himalayas, David Platt realized that Something Needs to Change. Just like thousands of other church attenders, I have heard about spreading the gospel more times than I can count. […]

Brilliant Maps For Curious Minds

There is more to knowing about countries than just locations and cities. What about export/imports, how they compare size-wise, are there McDonald’s everywhere? Most maps don’t supply this information, but you can find this information and a lot more in Brilliant Maps For Curious Minds. I like reading bits of trivia, so it didn’t take […]

Click with Your Chick

We have several chickens, so when I saw this book, I was interested in seeing what it said. My main reason for reading it was that I wanted to learn more about chicken behavior to take better care of them, being able to train them was a bonus. Up till now, all the training I […]

Deadly Intentions

Several deaths over a the course of a year, involving both unfortunate accidents and apparent natural causes, seem to be unrelated. However, Josh Solomon and Caitlyn Lindsey are thrust into a conspiracy that stretches into into the offices of people that are supposed to protect citizens. They both have to face danger as they try […]

The End of the Magi teaser

Patrick Carr’s latest book, The End of the Magi, is coming out this fall. I’ll be posting a review when I get to read it, but here is a map that will help you understand the area the story takes place in. Click to view

Pizza

Pizza starts of by telling a little about pizza, and how it is viewed in different countries. Although their view of pizza is different than what most Americans call pizza, Pippa Cuthbert & Lindsay Cameron Wilson do a good job of sharing the options that are out there. After this brief overview, information about the […]

Master of One

A popular notion today is to learn every skill that you can, to be fluent in a lot of different things. This sounds like a good idea, and may even be formed from good intentions, but it can rob you of the best at what God has called you to do. Jordan Raynor exams the […]

Civility

People being rude seems to have gotten worse in recent years, but it is far from a new problem. The idea that self comes before others has been around for a long time, but it being accepted more and more as the norm. This shouldn’t be the case, and, as Steven Michael Selzer conveys in […]

James (Everyday Bible Commentary Series)

The book of James has a lot of guidance in it, but it may not always be easy to understand the nuances of the verses. A commentary can help, and one that is in plain language is that much better. The Everyday Bible Commentary on James unpacks the book so that it is understandable by […]