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The Empathy Trap Versus Rational Compassion

“In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel.” – “Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion,” a new book due out … Continue reading

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Carly Fiorina’s Book, ‘Tough Choices’: My Review

I  just finished reading/skimming Carly Fiorina’s best selling autobiography, Tough Choices, 2006, 326 p. My wife is reading it also. Like many we are sifting through the presidential primary candidates. Who should we vote for? Fiorina is viewed as bold, … Continue reading

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How To Lead Bible Studies/Discussions: Book Review

  courtesy: Years ago I was blessed and really taught me how to ask questions and  lead a Bible study! The  little booklet is  Leading Bible Discussions. I unfortunately let my copy get away from me. I just found … Continue reading

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Washington: A life – Book Review

courtesy: WASHINGTON: A Life, by Ron Chernow, 2010, p 822. This award-winning biography of George Washington is well worth the time. Ron Chernow gives you a seat at the dining room table with the family. Lots of good portraits of Washington’s … Continue reading

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John D. Rockefeller Sr: Book Review

Rockefeller’s life traveled on three tracks, his personal piety, ruthless money-making practices and philanthropy. John was born in Richford, New York, 1839. John’s father, Bill, was literally a traveling snake oil salesman. He would be gone for months at a time … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Days

courtesy Like quick action, page turners? This end time novel by Joel C. Rosenburg, 2003 holds your interest. He is knowledgeable on the Middle East. It deals with the strife between the Israelis and Arabs. It offers interesting background … Continue reading

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The Duggar Girls Write About Relationships: Book Review

Posted on June 5, 2014 by FredKerr If you haven’t watched the best Christian home series on reality TV, IMO, check out “19 Kids And Counting.” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children. The four oldest girls, Jana, Jill, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Skanky Living: Book Review – Before You Meet Prince Charming, A Guide To Radiant Purity

    My fav TV show is “19 Kids and Counting.” This Arkansas family (Jim Bob and Michelle Dugger – parents) are show what living for Jesus means to them. I tend to tear up watching their tender, humble, simple lifestyle. The author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anchor Man

  Anchor Man,   Thomas Nelson Publishers, $19.99.  is a powerful book calling Christian dads to become real true fathers. It’s a motivational, practical book. Author Steve Farrar has a doctorate from Dallas Seminary and founded Men’s Leadership Ministries. He also … Continue reading

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Meet Three Kinds Of Sinners

  In His classic book Revival Lectures,  the great evangelist Charles G. Finney wrote that there are three kinds of lost sinners, “careless,” “awakened” and “anxious.” He referred to their different spiritual conditions or attitudes towards their sin and salvation. He … Continue reading

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