Sayings of the wise“Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.”
by G. K. Chesterton A Miscellany of Men
‘Oh, if only we knew!’, said Jill.— C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Chap. 11 “In the Dark Castle”
‘I think we do know,’ said Puddleglum.
‘Do you mean you think everthing will come right if we do untie him?’ said Scrubb.
‘I don’t know about that,’ said Puddleglum, ‘You see, Aslan didn’t tell Pole what would happen. He only told her what to do’
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