• Book One Read

    By / January 2, 2019 / Books, Reading

    First Book I just finished my first book of the New Year: Power and Empire. It is a Jack Ryan Jr. novel. It is an offshoot of the Tom Clancy novels I read in the 80’s and 90’s and loved. I have read several of these novels, a new take on the son’s exploits at… [read more]

  • Teaching Isn’t For Wimps

    By / June 18, 2013 / Books

    Thanks all of you who have bought my new book.  I really appreciate it!  Over the past year I blogged about my year as a teacher.  I collected all of those and put them in a downloadable book.  I have made it available for $.99 and would love for you to download it and leave… [read more]

  • Interested in a Book Club?

    By / May 19, 2012 / Books, Church

    I love to read, do you? If so maybe we can start a book club this summer. I think a great place to start would be with how our churches are doing in God’s eyes, a big topic to be sure. Here is a book I would like to begin with: Leaving Ruin. Click the… [read more]

  • Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia

    By / September 20, 2011 / Books, Golf, Philosophy

    Every once in a while you find a book that speaks to your soul. That seems to hit you right between the eyes with the truth of your life. If we are lucky, we are already living out our lives with the perspective of the eternal, but I suspect most of us are not. We… [read more]

  • Bill O’Reilly’s Latest Book

    By / February 24, 2011 / Books

    Pinheads and Patriots by Bill O’Reilly My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting read from Bill O’Reilly. He writes the way he talks, I can hear his voice in each and every word. I say this as a compliment. He is not an Obama hater, but not a fan either. It was good for… [read more]

  • Good Reads

    By / February 8, 2011 / Books

    Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge A must read for all men and women. This book changed my life and how I look at it!! View all my reviews

  • Open Secrets

    By / January 30, 2010 / Books, Church, Religion

    Just finished an intersting book on the pastorate in a small Illinois town. The book was recommended to me by my father-in-law, Dan Schiel, and as usual, his recommendation was a good one. A Lutheran pastor shares all in this kiss and tell book. He had permission to tell the story of how this pastor… [read more]

  • Read This Book!

    By / May 6, 2009 / Books, Church, Religion

    If you read one “Christian” book this year do yourself a favor and read this book!  Maybe you are confused by the way you are supposed to “act” and “feel” as you are attending church, or maybe you are searching for authenticity and honesty.  If so this book will be a refreshing look at the… [read more]

  • A Great Book

    By / April 13, 2009 / Books, Church

    I just read this book and I commend it to you.  The author describes how he grew up in a fundamental Christian home and lived to tell about it.  He does an excellent job of weaving together his life with what the church was doing in his life, or maybe to his life, and how… [read more]

  • Religion – Illusion? Or Something Else?

    By / March 17, 2009 / Books, Church, Religion

    I’m reading an interesting book entitled, Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. It is a book about a preacher during the 1950’s who is in his 70’s and been diagnosed with a heart ailment and his time is short. He married late in life and had a son who is seven years old. He decides to write… [read more]

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