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  • honordads 9:22 am on 12/16/2014 Permalink
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    Read a novel, boost your brain functions for days.

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  • honordads 9:06 am on 11/05/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Is Religion Inherently Violent? In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.

    The book tackles a simple question: Has religion been the cause of all the major wars in history? If you want to save yourself several hundred thousand words, the short answer is: no.

     
  • honordads 3:34 pm on 10/29/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: The System Has a Soul

    In his review of Hunter Baker’s latest book, The System Has a Soul, Doug Wilson picks up on the allusion in the title. And in his introduction to For The Life of the World, Stephen Grabill makes explicit use of this metaphor for the relationship between Christians and society as found in the patristic Letter to Diognetus:

    To put it simply: What the soul is in the body, that Christians are in the world. The soul is dispersed through all the members of the body, and Christians are scattered through all the cities of the world. The soul dwells in the body, but does not belong to the body, and Christians dwell in the world, but do not belong to the world.

     
  • honordads 8:46 am on 10/20/2014 Permalink
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    Dad Reads: 424 Steps To Happiness: A Father’s Journey Beyond ‘The Fall’. NPR interviews author Diogo Mainardi here.

     
  • honordads 12:13 pm on 10/11/2014 Permalink
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    On the Kindle right now: Foxhole Father – The Field Guide for Fathers, by Christopher R. Whalen.

     
  • honordads 8:56 am on 09/09/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Father Sergius, by Leo Tolstoy

    The young, proud Stepan Kasatsky has a seemingly bright future ahead of him: he has risen to a high rank in the Russian army, and he will soon marry the beautiful Countess Mary Korotkova. When Stepan discovers his fiancée’s infidelity—with Czar Nicholas I, no less—he experiences such heartbreak and humiliation that he flees, later dedicating himself to the Russian Orthodox Church. He takes the name “Father Sergius.” Although he becomes a celebrated churchman, he continues to struggle with pride and lust. Written during Tolstoy’s later, post-conversion years, Father Sergius shares the characteristic messages of humility, abstinence, self-denial, and total faith in God. In 1917, Yakov Protazanov, one of the founding fathers of Russian cinema, directed a film inspired by the novella.

     
  • honordads 8:32 am on 09/04/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: George Orwell – Why I Write.

    George Orwell with his son Richard at home in Islington.

    George Orwell with his son Richard at home in Islington. (more)

     
  • honordads 8:36 am on 09/03/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark, Sam Stephenson, ed.

     
  • honordads 10:45 am on 08/25/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Father and Son poetry

     
  • honordads 5:08 pm on 08/18/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: ‘Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked’

    [S]cience hasn’t been keeping up. The result is a body of knowledge that fails to take into account half of the child-rearing populace. I personally can’t fault science for spending an inordinate amount of time looking at ladies, but it’s not very scientific at the end of the day: A 2005 survey of 514 studies on adolescent and child psychology, for example, revealed that almost half of the research ignored fathers. Only 11 percent made fathers the exclusive focus, Raeburn tells us.

    Buy it here. And don’t miss this illuminating review.

     
  • honordads 8:23 am on 08/11/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Adam’s Message

    Having suddenly lost his 4 year old son to a brain tumour these words from Benji have inspired a critically acclaimed series of bedtime stories where parents can share a powerful loving experience with their children.

    Also, Warren Farrell’s best-seller ‘The Myth of Male Power’ is out on Kindle.

     
  • honordads 9:11 am on 08/05/2014 Permalink
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    C.S. Lewis, on the Trinity:

    The First Person is called the Father and the Second the Son. We say that the First begets or produces the second; we call it begetting, not making, because what He produces is of the same kind as Himself. In that way the word Father is the only word to use. But unfortunately it suggests that He is there first-just as a human father exists before his son. But that is not so. There is no before and after about it. And that is why I think it important to make clear how one thing can be the source, or cause, or origin, of another without being there before it. The Son exists because the Father exists: but there never was a time before the Father produced the Son. (More …)

     
  • honordads 1:06 pm on 08/04/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Under the Staircase – An Economic Adventure Series for Kids. Book 2 was just published at the end of June, but already getting great reviews.

     
  • honordads 1:37 pm on 07/31/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: 24 Books that Forecasted the Future. (Hey MichaelHere’s #25)

     
  • honordads 8:11 am on 07/24/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: Truss Rods Made Easy.

     
  • honordads 8:28 pm on 07/22/2014 Permalink
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    The Clock Maker

     
  • honordads 4:23 pm on 07/22/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade is an engaging subject that doesn’t read like a textbook. Rush’s series on the American Revolution is great for your kids. When everybody’s done reading, build a campfire and discuss the Revolution over ‘mallows.

     
  • honordads 3:41 pm on 07/18/2014 Permalink
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    Reads: I Am Not the Father – Narratives of Men Falsely Accused of Paternity by M. L. Matthews. Honesty in fatherhood brings honor to fathering. There’s also a blog. More here.

     
  • honordads 7:09 pm on 07/09/2014 Permalink
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    Readable: Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes

     
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