Tagged: Books

No. 3: Knowing God 3

No. 3: Knowing God

J.I. Packer is a theological giant in Reformed circles. Because I’ve only just become aware of reformed theology over the last three years or so, through the preaching of Mark Driscoll and Matt Chandler, I hadn’t read any of his work. Last weekend I read Knowing God, and I wish...

No. 2: The Lightning Thief 0

No. 2: The Lightning Thief

I’ve loved Greek mythology since I first read the stories of Icarus and Narcissus. At some point in childhood I’d memorized the pantheon, the associated Roman names, and the slight differences between the Greek and Roman versions. Even Kevin Sorbo couldn’t ruin these stories for me. So when my brother-in-law...

No. 1: What Color is a Conservative? 0

No. 1: What Color is a Conservative?

I found it ironic that on the same day that political leaders are dealing with the insightful idiocy that was Harry Reid’s “Negro dialect” comments recorded in Mark Halperin’s new book Game Change,I finished reading the memoir of a dark-skinned black Republican who grew up with bellbottoms and an afro;...

No. 0: The Flash: The Human Race 3

No. 0: The Flash: The Human Race

This trade is actually two stories, “The Human Race” and “The Black Flash”. I enjoyed the former, not the latter. In “The Human Race”, Wally West — The Flash — is chosen by some intergalactic gamblers to run in an unending race through space and time. The stakes for the...

52 Books in 52 Weeks 4

52 Books in 52 Weeks

Last week when I was setting up my library, I found the Now Reading Reloaded plugin @ A Modest Construct. In looking around I noticed that Ben had posted numerous in-depth book reviews over a long period. I found that it was part of a project called “52 Books in...

Children’s Books and Good Design 3

Children’s Books and Good Design

Children’s books rarely interest me from a design perspective. In fact, before a few days ago, none had. But my son has gotten a couple of new books that make impressive use of white space, text placement, and framing to increase the effect of the story and illustrations. They’re Lets’...