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    I just finished a Christian Fantasy series called "Books of the Infinite" by R.J. Larson. I'm expanding out from Christian Fiction/Historical Fiction on account of I've read most everything that is easy to get my hands on. I really enjoyed the Infinite Series so soon will start on a 2nd Infinite series from the same author. All three books in this first series were hard for me to put down.

    I'm in the middle of "The Oneness Cycle Series by Rachel Starr Thomson. There are five books in the series. The first two books were pretty good, the 3rd book wasn't as good as the first two... and I've got the last two coming through the library system...

    Meanwhile I've got Warrior's Song by Judith Pella from the library, it's the last book in the Lone Star Legacy series. I enjoyed the first two books very much and expect to enjoy Warrior's Song as well.
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    I recently re-read Larry Burkett's Solar Flare (1997 Northfield Publishing), a fascinating novel about how heavy solar-flare activity could knock out power around the world for several months, affecting also food, water, communication, heating, transportation, etc., resulting also in greatly increased gang activity, property destruction, looting and other crimes.

    Focusing mainly on the U.S., it addresses how the president, his staff and other influential people deal with the crisis, with many endeavoring to help our citizens and some only interested in self-promotion, even at the expense of many lives.

    The government relocates millions of citizens into much safer tent camps in the country where farming and rudimentary infrastructure can be set up (and to help protect the people from the gangs). The main relocation action focuses on one camp. This camp sets up water access, farming, schooling, church, Bible studies, legal structure and security. The book also includes scientific aspects, friendships, romance, media machinations and political intrigue.


    BTW, Larry Burkett worked at NASA for several years, all the more reason to enjoy the scientific aspects of the book. For those interested, the below article also describes this type of solar activity. It focuses on an actual solar superstorm that missed the earth by mere days back in 2012 which could conceivably have caused widespread power outages, damages in the trillions and years-long repairs had the earth been in the direct path of the solar storm: https://science.nasa.gov/science-new...jul_superstorm

    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "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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    God's Inspiration of the Scriptures, William Kelly - published c.1980 by Central Bible Hammond Trust, London; 602 pages

    Originally serialized monthly in "The Bible Treasury" magazine between 1899 and 1903 it was first published together in book form by T. Weston circa 1904. This was one of William Kelly's last books wherein he presents a short synopsis of each Bible Book in both Testaments showing internal evidence supporting the Divine design of the whole Bible. It's an involved study that seems useful even in this day when science so-called is supposedly said to refute claims of the Divine inspiration of Scripture. The book has been frequently reprinted and is still available from certain dealers in hardcover and paperback. Used copies may be found for a small price. (standard disclaimers).

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    I am finally getting to:

    Ancient Church Fathers by Ken Johnson.
    Subtitled: What the Disciples of the Apostles Thought.

    I plan to do a more detailed "book report" in a few days.

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    Our Covenant God by Kay Arthur found it in a thrift store for .38
    John 10:27-30 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Fatherís hand. I and the Father are one.

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    I'm reading " The three Battlegrounds" by Francis Frangipane, and Footsteps of the Messiah...by Arnold Fruchtembaum...

    Also in down time(before bed when mind is exhausted) reading a wolf called Romeo by nick jans

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    Started "I Exalt You, O God" by Jerry Bridges. It's 31 short chapters to be used as a daily devotional type reading. I am enjoying meditating on the greatness of God. I am soon going to be starting a book with my 5th grader about missionaries to Iran.
    Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

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    Every morning I read The Bible, and every night I read "How to Make a Website." One of these days I hope to read a book just for enjoyment.

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    Joel Rosenberg's new book, "Without Warning," came out this week, so I got it on kindle yesterday. What a page-turner! Wish I could pass it around on here when I'm done and share with y'all!

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    I'm currently reading Rosenberg's first book in that series. It's also very good. Got the second on my Kindle too and will get the third as soon as the price drops a little...LOLOL
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    Just finished "One Year After" after reading "One Second After", by William Forstchen.

    Both books cover a community in the USA after an EMP burst shuts everything down across the USA. Fictionwise, I enjoyed One Year After the most of the two. While a very sober topic, the books were both good reads.
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    Just finished the third and last book in the Refiners Fire series by Lynn Austin. This Christian fiction series took place during the civil war. Each book showed the main character's perspective on the war: from the south, the north, and a slave in the south. They all tied together beautifully and I can say that they were some of the best books I've ever read.

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    I recently finished WHEN GOD SPOKE GREEK by Timothy Michael Law, Oxord University Press, 2013.

    In this book Mr. Law deals with the importance of the Greek Septuagint as the early Church's Old Testament text. He writes more from a historian's perspective, but tries to lay out a line of inquiry which earnest students of New Testament Greek might engage. The book is well written and accessible to average readers. No controvesy is presented. Mr. Law stands on accepted documentary and archeological evidence and draws conclusions that scholars have advanced before. This book might be helpful to any student of Scripture who has noticed differences between many New Testament citations of the Old Testament and readings of those citatons in our English editions bases upon a Hebrew text.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Timbers View Post
    Just finished "One Year After" after reading "One Second After", by William Forstchen.

    Both books cover a community in the USA after an EMP burst shuts everything down across the USA. Fictionwise, I enjoyed One Year After the most of the two. While a very sober topic, the books were both good reads.
    That sounds a lot like the Terri Blackstock 4 book series "Last Light" thru "Dawn's Light". Although in that series I believe the cause was natural if I remember correctly.

    Currently reading "The Sisters of St Croix" This is the Amazon description.

    But when France falls to the German army, Adelaide and the nuns are soon in the thick of a war that threatens both their beliefs and their lives. Collaborating with the Resistance, sheltering Jewish orphans, defying the rulings of Vichy France: these are dangerous activities in dangerous times.
    These courageous women must give all they've got in order to protect the innocent from the evil menace of the Nazi war machine.
    And if by grace, then it is no longer by works: if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
    Romans 11:6

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    Drain The Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse Than You Think, by Congressman Ken Buck.

    Can't say I'm actually surprised by any of it.


    Take one and pass it on!

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    Daniel Silva's House of Spies.

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    Cricket---House of Spies is on my beside table waiting for me to pick it up. Both my husband and mom loved the book.

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    Deep Shadows by Vannetta Chapman. This is book 1 in the Remnant series. I read the free (on Kindle) prequel called Overshadowed and loved it, so decided to buy the series.

    It takes place in Texas and it's the story of survival after a solar flare knocks out the electricity.

    Last night we had a thunder storm that took out trees which in turn took out our electricity for 5 hours. So we were in the dark and using candles. Then the power came on but the WiFi was out as well as our cell service. It sure had me thinking about just how reliant we are on technology!! I even came up with a game plan for long term survival: I would hook the fridge and freezer up to the generator but would quickly begin smoking/preserving all the wild game and food in the fridge and freezer.
    But I wonder...would our fancy generator even work after a solar flare? It's a duel fuel one (propane or gas.) <---- I imagine Trex would know the answer to this.

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    I'm currently reading This Present Darkness by frank perettie. Not very far into it I'm reading it slowly since I already have an imagination I don't wanna fall asleep reading it and having bad dreams.

    I'm also reading "co dependant no more" my brother and mom both read it and he bought it so I could read it and hopefully help figure myself out as well as Rebekah. It's intense.

    I'm also reading the ever so controversial left behind series again.

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    I'm reading Last Call by John Robinson, also known on RRBB as Gravity or the Scribe
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