Escape, by Carolyn Jessop (with Laura Palmer)

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011, at 3:31 PM
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    Sounds like a good read.

    The distortion of the Bible, and Jesus's teachings by religious leaders is nothing short of amazing.

    The Crusades were justified by Christians even though Christians were massacred in the Holy Lands, the Nazis justified mass murder with their version of Christianity, and slavery in the U.S. was even justified by some in the name of Christ.

    In Matthew 22:34 Jesus is asked "What is the greatest of the Commandments?" in order to trick him. His answer is what we should remember and adhere to as Christians.

    I could only find one "N" author that I have read and liked. "Lucifer's Hammer" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. I enjoyed the book, and it's very well written (winner of the Hugo award for Best Novel in 1978). Setting is in the early 1970s which means more to those of us who have a memory of those years. But it's a fairly long book at 640 pages.

    Your kids are lucky to have you encouraging them to read.

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Tue, Jun 28, 2011, at 10:35 AM
  • I read Lucifer's Hammer many years ago and I remember I did enjoy it because Pournelle & Niven are favorites of mine. I will add LH to my list of books to reread. Your statement ". . .I could only find one "N" author that I have read and liked. "Lucifer's Hammer" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. . . ." left me confused. That got me to thinking. I read a lot of books but other than Niven I could not think of ONE other author whose name begins with an N. About like the riddle someone posed over coffee the other day "how many English words end in gry?"

    -- Posted by Big Chief on Tue, Jun 28, 2011, at 11:01 AM
  • 640 pages! Might have to wait on that one. I picked up "What is Left the Daughter," by Howard Norman at the library. I'm not really hooked yet, but it's short--around 200 pages. I can hear one of my high school English teachers taunting me now about always picking short books for book reports. "It doesn't do you any good to pick a short book if it's not interesting enough to keep you reading!" Yeah, yeah. :)

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 12:04 PM
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