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My Book Bag: The Killer Angels

I first read about the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, when it was referenced in a biography of Robert E. Lee called Clouds of Glory. Since reading that biog, my curiosity about the Civil War has been piqued. I’ve decided to read as much about the Civil War as I can.… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Killer Angels

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My Book Bag: Johnny Tremain

I have had Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes on my “to read” list for ages. I first saw it in my mom’s 6th grade English classroom when one of her students left it there one weekend. I was about in 5th grade then, and I remember that the tiny print and thick paperback were daunting. I… Continue reading My Book Bag: Johnny Tremain

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My Book Bag: A Brilliant Solution

I purchased A Brilliant Solution by Carol Berkin for my Kindle back in July. Kindle books are not my favorite format to read and I rarely use that app on my iPad. Out of sight, out of mind. Before long, I’d moved on to other books and forgotten about this one. In an effort to… Continue reading My Book Bag: A Brilliant Solution

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My Book Bag: The Real Lincoln

I love history. I loved it in school. I believed that I was familiar with the Civil War. However, when I read Clouds of Glory, a biography of Robert E. Lee, I began to question what I had been taught in school. I realized I had never read an account of the war from the… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Real Lincoln

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My Book Bag: Emma

I am privileged to have friends all over the world. I am blessed in particular by the friendship of Jared and Elna Smith in the United Kingdom. I’ve never met them, but because of the world wide web, we have listened to Bro. Smith’s sermons, read their blog posts, and my husband has even chatted… Continue reading My Book Bag: Emma

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My Book Bag: Clouds of Glory

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee. Just reading the title gives you a thrill of excitement and anticipation at what lay in the pages of this recent biography written by the distinguished historian, Michael Korda. And these pages do not disappoint. As a native of the South – Arkansas, to… Continue reading My Book Bag: Clouds of Glory

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My Book Bag: Knowing God

I have just finished reading Knowing God by J. I. Packer. It has blessed me more than I can aptly describe. As I sit to share my thoughts, however, I am aware that the points brought out in the pages of this book go against much of the teaching I received. Because of that, I… Continue reading My Book Bag: Knowing God