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Who was Jesus when he was on Earth?
Review of The Jesus I Never Knew - Philip Yancey by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A great insight into the life of Jesus Christ.
Disadvantages: None

The test of observance of Christ's teachings is our consciousness of our failure to attain an ideal perfection. The degree to which we draw near this perfection cannot be seen; all we can see is the extent of our deviation. Leo Tolstory When a friend ... Read review

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Well reviewed, glad you found it useful :) by Nymphypig
vh by Pointress
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03.07.2017 21:26
Inspired Minions
Review of Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Educational - plus, the social contract theory
Disadvantages: Old English transcript

Author: Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679) Originally released in 1651 Pacific Publishing Studios (2011) Paperback - 6.99 GBP Duration: 110 pages Consists of seventeen chapters - notably, the first of three Volumes. - - - As a creature who loves extended ... Read review

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Nicely discussed by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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22.05.2017 17:49
Meditations
Review of Meditations - Marcus Aurelius by ferdinandsitio

Advantages: easy to understand,provides great life advice
Disadvantages: there are problem with stoicism

The most striking feature of our minds is how little we understand them. Though we inhabit ourselves, we seldom manage to make sense of more than a fraction of who we are. It can be easier to master the dynamics of another planet than it can be to grasp w ... Read review

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Confused.com by sandemp
Not sure what you are trying to say here by catsholiday

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28.04.2017 20:23
Learn how to live your life from a roman emperor
Review of Meditations - Marcus Aurelius by OneFat

Advantages: easy to understand, provides great life advice
Disadvantages: there are problems with stoicism

'Meditations' are the combined twelve books written by Marcus Aurelius, who was the Emperor of Rome in the second century AD. The Emperor wrote down his own thoughts and considerations throughout his life and what he wrote was not intended to be read, hen ... Read review

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Meditations
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28.04.2017 18:32
Common Cents
Review of Common Sense - Thomas Paine by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Concise historical footnote
Disadvantages: Sadly, not well known today

Thomas Paine's American Pamphlet (to be independent from England - January 1776) Forty eight pages in duration, written six months before American Independence. Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809). Anglo-American political activist / philosopher; author ... Read review

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Not my cup of tea, but it's an excellent review! C. by mademoiselle.ariel
Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
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08.11.2016 18:27
The Tao Te Ching is a fascinating read full of wisdom and insight
Review of Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu by OneFat

Advantages: Insightful, thought-provoking, informative
Disadvantages: difficult language, meaning often hard to understand

Very little is known of the author of this ancient Chinese great classic. In Chinese tradition it is said that it was written down by the sage Laozi in the sixth century BC, however the historical authenticity of Lao Tzu is debated. The book is divided i ... Read review

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Good first review. Welcome to Ciao x by jo-1976
needs uk price really by mumsymary
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18.12.2015 21:57
Nevertheless: A Book of Faith and Endeavour
Review of Nevertheless - John Kirkby by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Informative and insightful
Disadvantages: One sided account

Nevertheless John Kirkby Whilst strolling through Wells a few months ago I noticed that a charity shop had a moving sale and they had a big notice in the window that they were selling off books at 4 for a £1. Now, the last thing I needed was more books, ... Read review

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very well covered by danielclark691
well reviewed by StewwyB
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12.06.2015 16:58
Is The Bible not Amplified enough already?
Review of Amplified Bible - Zondervan Publishing House by ravingreviewer

Advantages: One version of events.
Disadvantages: I find it hard to follow.

As a life long church goer having been taken there as a young child by my Christian parents, I have over the years picked up many different forms or translations of the Bible. Many of my non-Christian friends ask me why there are so many different types o ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
The so-called spreading of the news of God, turned Human Kind into barbarians - hence, the Christian Crusades. by 1st2thebar
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25.03.2015 16:21
Phil & Grace
Review of What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Fascinating content
Disadvantages: Poorly devised - old content

Author: Philip Yancey 1997 - - - For a credible author like Philip Yancey to embrace the word ‘Grace’ in all forms of wordplay and meanings, I tinkered with the concept he maybe on something, rather than on to something. Not that I’m bold enough to sa ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
Not one for me either. by anonymili

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19.11.2014 18:00
Amazing Grace, in a nutshell (OK, in a book then).
Review of What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey by ravingreviewer

Advantages: You get to understand more about grace...
Disadvantages: ... but it can be quite disturbing at times.

Grace, according to the Concise Oxford Ninth Edition Dictionary means '...the unmerited favour of God; a divine saving and strengthening influence...'. And amazing from the same source means, '...overwhelm with wonder; surprise greatly...'. Therefore in t ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
VH, but a book worthy of greater discussion and analysis by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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02.10.2014 14:47
Madiba in his own words.....
Review of A Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Madiba
Disadvantages: -

...of Nelson Mandela I shed a tear. Mandela the freedom fighter, charity worker, elder statesman. Even Mandela the brave head of the ANC. For me it has been such a privilege ... Read review

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A true inspiration. by danielclark691
I have had this in my bookshelf for years but not got round to reading it - your review has reminded me that I should. by buzios
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16.05.2014 17:14
Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum
Review of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo by koshkha

Advantages: Astonishing insights and written like a novel
Disadvantages: Some readers will find it a very harsh and disturbing book

Let’s cut to the chase - it’s Amazing ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers: LIfe, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum’ by American writer Katherine Boo is a remarkable book that reads like the best of fiction despite being entirely founded in fact. I read it th ... Read review

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Superb review x by Graygirl
Excellent review. by Absinthe_Fairy
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23.11.2013 21:57
Not As Pleasurable As Hoped
Review of The Pleasure of Thinking A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas - Theodore Dalrymple by Soho_Black

Advantages: Frequently fascinating
Disadvantages: Not quite what I'd expected from the title

...Charles Fernyhough's "Pieces of Light: the New Science of Memory", I expected something similar, judging only from the title of Theodore Dalrymple's ''The Pleasure of Thinking: a Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas''. Instead ... Read review

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congratulations , may you have many happy years togeher by mumsymary
Great review and congratulations on your engagement by alliewallie
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06.10.2013 07:56
Confessions - Saint Augustine --- Awareness and Consciousness
Review of Confessions - Saint Augustine by akhdair123

Advantages: Nice text in proes, unique autobiography, interesting for reading.
Disadvantages: none

...famous textualized literary. Still, Augustine's Confessions is a unique mark of the birth of autobiography. There was many autobiographi ... Read review

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25.08.2013 17:26
It's not sad
Review of The Saddest Girl in the World - Cathy Glass by SK1997

Advantages: interesting
Disadvantages: didn't feel a conncetion for the characters

...be a sad story were the girl's mother won't bring herself to accept a 'black' child bu ... Read review

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14.06.2013 19:05
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