Tagged: Books

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Back to Books

For me 2011 was, let’s say “difficult”. I had a lot on my plate: work, parenting, separation, divorce, an impending layoff, a new job, 2 moves, and learning how to date again. Keeping up with my still-growing reading list was not much of a priority. Now that I’m settled in...

I Still Like Books 0

I Still Like Books

About a year ago I wrote a short (and poorly constructed) love letter to books. A few of my friends were quite excited about finally getting their own Kindles, but I didn’t think I’d ever want an e-reader, if I could help it. I just liked books too much. Now...

No. 11: Save the World on Your Own Time 0

No. 11: Save the World on Your Own Time

I became familiar with Stanley Fish through his column in the New York Times. I’ve always enjoyed his writing, and I usually agree with his positions on education; but I’ve never looked any further. I actually decided to pick up Save the World on Your Own Time because of an...

No. 7: The Golden City 1

No. 7: The Golden City

Back in 2005 I was wandering through Borders and saw a cover that caught my eye. That’s how I usually buy books. Every once in a while I pick based on a recommendation or name recognition, but usually there’s just something about the cover or title that piques my curiosity...

No. 6: Creating Significant Learning Experiences 0

No. 6: Creating Significant Learning Experiences

The author begins this book in a truly maddening fashion. If I hadn’t needed to finish at least half of it for class I wouldn’t have bothered reading past page 5. The opening quote, which inspired the title (probably not the ideas though, as we’ll see later) actually turns “teachers”...

Almost Book 5 (I gave it my best shot) 1

Almost Book 5 (I gave it my best shot)

Late last year, Douglas Estes, New Testament professor at Western Seminary, posted at a few well-known blogs some thoughts from his upcoming book about virtual or online churches—SimChurch. His arguments there weren’t well developed or supported, but he attributed that to the blog format, which is a plausible defense. At...