On this page, You can find info about interesting books that can better-inform your faith. Also, from time to time, I will excerpt portions of some of the books I have published, in addition to some unpublished materials.
"One Minute After You Die," by Erwin W. Lutzer.. Outstanding! Every Christian should read this, and pass it on.
"Debt-Proof Living; How to Get Out of Debt & Stay That Way," by Mary Hunt.. quick read, solid basic understanding, many helpful pieces of advice and good financial help. Highly recommended.
"The Long March,How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America," by Roger Kimball.. An excellent explanation of how the progressive movement captured our schools, our media, our entertainment industry, and even our government. Should be read by all of us.
"Out of the Ashes, Rebuilding American Culture," by Anthony Esolen. Excellent. Written from a Catholic perspective, but very insightful as to how our educational system and our culture is broken, and what might be done about it.
"The Killer Angels" and the "Last Full Measure," both by Jeff Shaara. Good, interesting historical fiction works on the Civil War. He focuses on presumed personal characteristics of major leaders of both sides, bringing a very personal approach that makes you feel a part of it all. The historical elements are accurate, and the writing is fast-moving and entertainig. An easy way to get a handle on the battle of Gettysburg on to Appomattox Court House surrender.
"There's A Great Day Coming," by William J. Allen. An unusual, edifying approach to God's plan of the Ages and the End Times. I think it's great. (Warning: full disclosure: I might be a bit prejudiced, for I wrote the book.)
"The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-44," by Ian W. Toll. An outstanding, very readable but lengthy (542 pages, plus notes) book on this vital part of the history of WW2. Covers this almost-forgotten war in great detail, and is well-worth the time to read it. My father was in the Russell Islands and Guadalcanal in that war, so I have a very personal interest in it.
"Jude the Obscure," by Thomas Hardy. A dark novel by Hardy, focused in mid-1800's England. Dark, because it expresses disillusion with the Church of England and Victorian Christian values. But, it is quite interesting and classic reading, and conveys insights into daily living in those days. It's a classic of some 400 pages, but good reading. I found its criticisms of the morals and hypocritical values of that time helpful in understanding something of the rebellions today against the organized church. Hardy was vilified by Englishmen for this book, and ceased writing novels after that.
"A Pathway to Nowhere?," by William J. Allen..Another shameful piece of self-promotion, but I think it's pretty good. A challenge to Christian thinking about Darwinism and the Bible, forcing Christians and non-Christians alike to face the implications of whatever they believe.