Author Archives: johngoossen

Review: More Like the Master: Reflecting the Image of God

More Like the Master: Reflecting the Image of God by Randy Jaeggli My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is a good book on practical implications of the attributes of God. I like the way the author seems quite comfortable … Continue reading

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Review: For Laci

For Laci by Sharon Rocha My rating: 2 of 5 stars I picked up “For Laci” at the library, intending to read it as my true crime book for 2012. However after reading the book I don’t think it should … Continue reading

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Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis My rating: 5 of 5 stars “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” is one of my all time favorites. I feel it has been one of the most influential … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer My rating: 2 of 5 stars Having enjoyed “Into Thin Air” and heard good things about “Into the Wild”, I decided to read “Under the Banner of … Continue reading

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2012 Reading Challenge

Inspired by seeing my aunt Linda’s goodreads reading challenge goal, I have decided to set a goal for my own reading in 2012. Every year I have been reading through a theology book, but this year I decided to read … Continue reading

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Sacred Power, Sacred Space

I read “Sacred Power, Sacred Space” by Jeanne Halgren Kilde yesterday. (248 pages, paperback, Oxford University Press) The book is written from a heterodox position. The author views Christianity as being about power and by extension the buildings used for … Continue reading

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Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

I picked up “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic” by David B. Currie and Published by Ignatius Press. It was a quick read (paperback, 215 page) This book was a bit of a letdown. On the positive side the Author articulated his … Continue reading

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Current book list

The first two books on the list are ones I have just finished. “Seamos Dedicados” is the Spanish translation of one of the “Be” series devotional commentaries by Warren Wiersbe. Our Sunday school class has just gone through the book … Continue reading

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A letter to my son

“It’s a boy,” announced Dr. Edmundson. Those words flooded me with joy. The Lord had given me my desire. A son! You, dear son, were the answer to my prayers. I was the first of the four daughters born to your … Continue reading

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The Midnight Ride of Hank the Horse

Another Freddy poem from the Bean Home News missing from “The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig”. The Midnight Ride of Hank the Horse “Listen my children while I discourse Of the midnight ride of Hank the horse. ‘Twas in … Continue reading

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