Sunday, September 6, 2009

What I Read (10)

Date: July 25, 2007
Title: Epic
Author: John Eldredge
Thoughts: “We have grown dull toward this world in which we live; we have forgotten that it is not normal or scientific in any sense of the word. It is fantastic. It is fairy tale through and through” (quote from the book).
John Eldredge also wrote Walking with God and co-wrote The Sacred Romance.

Date: August 29, 2007
Title: The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense Author: Edward Lear (Vivien Noakes, editor)
Thoughts:
“How pleasant it is to know Mr. Lear!
Who has written such volumes of stuff!
Some think him ill-tempered and queer,
But a few think him pleasant enough” (quote from the book).

Date: December 7, 2007
Title: The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS
Author: Keith Devlin & Gary Lorden
Thoughts: I enjoyed this. Not too much math. Actually, I could have stood a little more math. What I enjoyed is seeing how tools are used to solve problems as they are used to solve crimes on the show.

Date: December 14, 2007
Title: Kidnapped Author: Robert Louis Stephenson
Thoughts: A very fun adventure that I much enjoyed. I’m afraid that I would fare even worse than David Balfour on such a journey.

Date: December 21, 2007
Title: Peace of Mind Through Possibility Thinking
Author: Robert H. Shuller
Thoughts: “Never forget that you are God’s idea. And know that God thinks only great ideas” (quote from the book).
Robert H. Shuller also wrote Self-Love.

Date: December 26, 2007
Title: The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days Author: Les Daniels, Chip Kid & Geoff Spear
Thoughts: Mostly pictures. I enjoyed it much.

Date: December 28, 2007
Title: Acres of Diamonds Author: Russel H. Conwell
Thoughts: “Young man, remember if you know what people need you have gotten more knowledge of a fortune than any amount of capital can give you” (quote from the book).

Date: January 25, 2008
Title: The Mindful Way through Depression Author: Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindal Segal & Joh Kabat-Zinn
Thoughts: “In many ways, subtle and not subtle, depression and low mood undermine us by robbing us of the energy to do the things that would nourish us the most. Simply engaging or reengaging in such activities can have unsuspected power” (quote from the book).

Other Parts of What I Read:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5,
Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9