Sayings of the wise“Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it.”
by G. K. Chesterton Commonwealth, 1933
“Will you promise not to — do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill.— C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Chapter 2 “Jill is Given a Task”
“I make no promise,” said the Lion.
“Do you eat girls?” she said.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, woman and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.
Category Archives: Good Reads
We do not want joy and anger to neutralise each other and produce a surly contentment; we want a fiercer delight and a fiercer discontent. We have to feel the universe at once as an ogre’s castle, to be stormed, … Continue reading
Out of the same God Alone series by RC Sproul in his Renewing Your Mind broadcasts which prompted my own mini investigation and polemic against Charles Finney came a recommendation for his book Willing to Believe subtitled The Controversy over … Continue reading
Many thanks to Brett, from whom I borrowed this book: Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper. It is subtitled “Should we abandon the imputation of Christ’s righteousness?” and is a well reasoned defence of the doctrine of imputation — … Continue reading
This is a fantastic book (also on googlebooks) . It is strongly masculine (without recommendations of toting guns around the hills and lifting weights), and it is strongly Christian without denigrating the masculinity even close to mere “niceness”. It was … Continue reading
A friend and colleague at work lent me a book by Malcolm Gladwell called Outliers. It was a gripping read and I finished it while we were on holiday in Hermanus. After a long stint of very pressured working it … Continue reading
I bought from CMI and have just finished reading a truly fascinating book called Unwrapping the Pharaohs by David Down and I have watched the included DVD with two episodes of the old but good series “Digging up the Past”. … Continue reading