Sigi and I by Gwen Shaw was given to me by my freshman year roommate, Peter Young, as a gift for my baptism. Hoho. Set in the Cold War, it’s the true story of an American (Shaw) and German (Sigi) woman bringing the Word over the Berlin wall into Commmunist East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, and Yugoslavia. As one could imagine, the faith required to step up to this calling had to have...
Apologetics is overrated
After reading a bunch of atheist literature recently, I was relieved to pick up The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Not relieved in the sense of having my faith buttressed … but stylistic-burgeoning relief. Atheistic stuff can seem so ill-willed and hostile, and fortunately Strobel wrote something tame (but not bland!) The book is great in two ways. One, it reads like a coherent...
Unsolved Crimes and Gospel in Asia
Great Unsolved Crimes by Louis Solomon is a collection of six crimes, none of which involve drugs (read: white people-on-white people crimes). These took place before 1976, so there are black and white sketches and drawings as exhibits. And for the most part, they are boring save the first one. Summary: = hijacking then badass freefall out of a plane = reputable banker bound and murdered in own...
John Steinbeck and The Chinese Grammarian
I had once bought The Portable Steinbeck anthology for my “Of Mice and Men” paper in Ms. Rizzo’s class and never once looked at the other stories. Within, I have annotated stickies that read “Lennie…you’re retarded.” haha so true. Last night, I read “The Red Pony.” First thing is that Steinbeck is a really good author. In enlightened prose...
Take a look, it's in a book, a reading rainbow
Familiarity, familiarity. Before I hit the sack last night at 11:50PM, I saw my sister making quicker headway.“Wow! You are sleeping so early!”“Wow! I’m taking a quick nap. Chill.”She is going to fit in college just fine. As I’m currently typing this, she is BS-ing Huckleberry thematic devices on the AP Lang. lolgg. The body of sophomore year slightly remains in...