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    I downloaded a free book on my kindle by Jenny b. Jones called "In Between". It's book #1 in her series called Katie Parker Production. I'm 3/4 of the way through it and I've fallen in love with the characters, storyline, and her writing style. I'll be downloading the rest of the series

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    I am reading 'The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu'...again!!
    It is inspiring to see the depth of his love for his family and his home, Israel, even when he is living in the US as a high school student, and beyond...
    Even the "Introduction" by Herman Wouk is excellent, and I usually read Introductions very quickly
    This is one of my favs!!
    The Kindle version is not as well edited as the hardcover, but tonight I saw it for free on Amazon...

    Sorry...must have been a daily deal...it is now $6.49

    I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken because He is right beside me. Ps. 16:8

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    I'm in the middle of "The Shaker Series" by Ann Gabhart. It's interesting because I'm learning a bit about the Shakers. Mother Ann as they called her must have been a pretty troubled lady, and probably also quite charismatic to be able to accomplish what she did as founder of this Cult. Anyway, I just finished the 2nd book, and have requested the last three via interlibrary loan.

    I'd start reading Joel Rosenberg's "First Hostage" which I picked up from the library yesterday, but I lent my bedside light bulb to my daughter and it will be a week or so before Amazon gets a replacement to me... so I'll have to read something I have in e-book format.
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    A little off course from many of the titles here.
    I am reading "Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne" detailing the retreat of Napoleon's army from Moscow 1812-1813.
    The Russian winter will get you every time.
    And if by grace, then it is no longer by works: if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMac View Post
    A little off course from many of the titles here.
    I am reading "Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne" detailing the retreat of Napoleon's army from Moscow 1812-1813.
    The Russian winter will get you every time.
    Have you read Tolstoy's War and Peace? You might enjoy that if you like what you're reading now.
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    All I have heard of it are complaints of how long it is. I might have to look into it though. I have never really considered it.
    And if by grace, then it is no longer by works: if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
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    "Wormwood" a post apocalyptic novel after nuclear war. It is very good.

    " I have had an increasing burden to engage in some down and dirty, street evangelism." March 6, 2010

    Isaiah 6:8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “ Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?”

    Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

    Matthew 22:9 NIV
    'So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’


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    I am currently finishing up Jesus, Jihad, and Peace by Michael Youssef.
    It is a clear picture of what Islam really is, and clearly shows the differences in the person of their god and our God. Now I can intelligently answer the question...don't you believe we all worship the same God? Just saying "no...I don't believe that" is not enough.
    I honestly did not know much about Islam, especially the earlier stages, but this is an excellent view into its theology.
    I'm reading it on my Kindle, but partway through, I knew I needed the 'real' book to pop in sticky notes and mark it up...it's just that kind of book.

    Acts, I'm going to check out Wormwood...sounds like my type of read. Thanks for the input.

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    Joel Rosenberg's book sits on my nightstand. That was next up to read but then my daughter's night light bulb burnt out. It happened to be the same as mine so I gave her mine and when I saw what the replacement cost locally, I ordered two from Amazon for less than the price of one here... but it's gonna take a while to get here so I turned to my ebook library (no lamp needed) and read The Letters by Suzanne Fisher. I liked it enough that I'll start on the rest of her books soon.
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    Re-reading Animal Colony. It is an allegory like Animal Farm. It was published in 2008 when obama was running for president. The writers must have based some of it on some of his campaign speeches, because it includes phrases like hope and change, and redistribution of wealth. The barn animals escape to achieve a life of liberty and individual achievement through hard work. A horse is their leader at first. There is an aspect of the ant ant the grasshopper where working hard at food production in spring and summer allows them to survive the harsh winters. The lazy ones don't do well. Finally the pig steps in with his distribution of wealth ideology, calling the lazy poor "victims", and the wise hard workers "victimizers". Things go downhill from there, with more animals on the dole and lots of regulations penalizing the producers. Liberty vs tyranny. Capitalism vs socialism.


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    Reading some items I picked up at garage sales real cheap, one I love is a Zondervan Student Bible ($1.00) Left Behind ($2.00) an old Lutheran Hymnal($.50) 123 Glorious Hymns Every Christian Should Know ($.50) and a rather large book Personal Witness Israel Through My Eyes by Abba/Eban have not started it yet, seems to be events leading up to Israel pre 47 to about 1980 looked interesting, I like reading things about Israel, it was ( $.33) I seem to be reading the last couple months than I ever have.

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    Finished book 2 of Janette Oke/T.D. Bunn's Song of Acadia series. Wonderful historical novels. Not only entertaining, but I'm learning about the history of Nova Scotia (AKA Acadia) and the French people who moved from there to Louisiana. The authors also work in great spiritual life's lessons that their characters have learned and share with others, or that they learn along the way.

    I was also looking in Wikipedia about things related to the books and discovered that "Cajun" comes from the name "Acadia." Interesting.



    Waiting for the library to get book #3 in!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByFaithIFly View Post
    To all my RR friends; If you enjoy a novel that's based on the front pages of every newspaper today,don't miss this one. I just finished chapter 1 and I can't put it down...

    Coming June 13, 2016



    LIBERTY'S LAST STAND

    Islamic terrorists lit the fuse…
    …but a treacherous president planted the bomb.

    And that’s only the beginning, in the most daring and exciting thriller ever from the pen of sixteen-time New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts.

    With the nation in shock over the latest Islamist outrage, the president imposes martial law, cancels the imminent presidential election, and suspends the Constitution. In response, Texas secedes—and what follows is the bloodiest, most harrowing internal insurrection since the Civil War.

    In the center of the action are former CIA director Jake Grafton and former CIA operative Tommy Carmellini with a mission unlike any they’ve had before: save the country from its own president.

    With the country in flames, riots in the cities, and America’s armed forces pitted against each other, the American people are confronted with the ultimate political question: Who are we, what do we stand for, and what are we prepared to do about it?

    Violent and shocking, pulse-racing in its intensity, with drama ripped from today’s headlines, Liberty’s Last Stand is a thriller like no other.

    Liberty’s Last Stand by Stephen Coonts will be published June 13, 2016 by Regnery Publishing. The novel is available for pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and everywhere books are sold.
    Hello ByFaithIFly!

    I'm currently reading this book you recommended, Liberty's Last Stand. So far it's great! Thanks for posting about it, as wouldn't have thought to read it otherwise.

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    I am reading Mark Goodwin's "Seven Cows, Ugly and Gaunt" the first volume: Behold Darkness and Sorrow

    I am about 1/4 through it, and will be updating a thread, in the books and movies area, about it.

    The theology, so far, is Charismatic, which I am not, but provides the motivational engine for the story line. So far, the advice in the book is good advice for any and all of us, no matter what disasters we are, or will be, facing.

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    I just started a great book that Firefly suggested: Amy Carmichael - Selfless Servant of India.
    Thanks Firefly! So far I love it and I expect to enjoy it all.

    I just finished the 6th and final book in the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettrey. They're Christian fiction "action romance". Easy reading.

    Next on my list is a book by Terri Blackstock called Distortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Lily View Post
    Finished book 2 of Janette Oke/T.D. Bunn's Song of Acadia series. Wonderful historical novels. Not only entertaining, but I'm learning about the history of Nova Scotia (AKA Acadia) and the French people who moved from there to Louisiana. The authors also work in great spiritual life's lessons that their characters have learned and share with others, or that they learn along the way.

    I was also looking in Wikipedia about things related to the books and discovered that "Cajun" comes from the name "Acadia." Interesting.



    Waiting for the library to get book #3 in!
    Finished the fifth and last book of the series. It was a wonderful series and I would like to check out some more of Oke's books!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Just finished book #2 in Terri Blackstock's Moonlighting Series called Distortion. #3 is called Twisted Innocence. I had to read through the first two chapters just to see where the last book left off.

    I also ordered two books by Dave Hunt called An Urgent Call to an Urgent Faith. I got two so that my husband and I could read them together. At least I'm praying he'll read it with me. When we're done I'll give them away...one to my dad and another to my sister. I'm hoping they'll read them as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRex2 View Post
    I am reading Mark Goodwin's "Seven Cows, Ugly and Gaunt" the first volume: Behold Darkness and Sorrow

    I am about 1/4 through it, and will be updating a thread, in the books and movies area, about it.

    The theology, so far, is Charismatic, which I am not, but provides the motivational engine for the story line. So far, the advice in the book is good advice for any and all of us, no matter what disasters we are, or will be, facing.
    I finally finished this book and I recommend it, despite the use of prophetic dreams to push the storyline along.

    The story is about three friends, two of them are brand new Christians, who discover that the US, as a civilization, is about to be destroyed by an EMP. They make hasty preps while trying to warn others, and when it hits, they make a hasty run for the hills (my expression). If you are interested at all in what may happen after an EMP (a man made phenomenon that will destroy electronic devices for hundreds of miles around a nuclear detonation), this book makes a good companion to the secular book "One Second After."

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    Elements of Prophecy by William Kelly, published 1867 by G. Morrish; Paternoster Square, London.

    Mr. Kelly wrote this book in rebuttal to two Reformed theologians who wrote in 1865/1866 pressing Replacement Theology against Dispensational, Premillennial teaching. The text appears to have some value toward eschatological discussions with those who oppose premillennial doctrines today.

    In the book Mr. Kelly does an excellent job outlining the doctrines of premillennial belief and shows fallacies in the Replacement position. Mr. Kelly was a superb Fundamentalist theologian and perhaps the most prolific author among the original so-called Plymouth Brethren. I truly enjoy Mr. Kelly's writings, but being a nineteenth century Englishman, he could often wax verbose.

    The book I'm reading is an original 1876 edition. I am not aware of any modern reprints. Original editions are quite rare. However, a good quality PDF scan can be freely downloaded at this URL: https://archive.org/details/elementsprophec00kellgoog]

    Marvin

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    The Son of His Love Papers on the Eternal Sonship, by W. J. Hocking, C. A. Hammond, London

    This Christology covers the Biblical texts underlining the Eternal Sonship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eternal Sonship means the Son always existed in relationship with the Father from eternity. The book was written to refute the unsound teaching of James Taylor Sr., leader of the Exclusive Brethren from 1903 - 1953. Taylor taught that Christ became the Son of God until the Incarnation and denied that Christ was with the Father before then.

    The book has relevance today because the same heresy is held by those holding Oneness Theologies today. It can be read online at: http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/WJ_Hocking/

    Marvin

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