November 9th, 2014

books bought during the year 2014 continued

July 2014
"The Permanence of Yeats" A brilliant collection of critical essays about the foremost poet of the century Editors James Hall & Martin Steinmann
"Questioning The Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide To A Precisely Arbitrary Countdown" essay by Stephen Jay Gould
"Without A Hero" Stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle
"A Painter In Our Time" novel by John Berger
"The Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven Of Malice & A Mixture Of Frailties" by Robertson Davies
"Lovers And Tyrants" a novel by Francine du Plessix Gray
"Heir To The Glimmering World" a novel by Cynthia Ozick
"Assembly" a novel by John O'Hara
"Songdogs" a novel by Colum McCann
"Kingdom Of Shadows" a novel by Alan Furst
"Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings" by Jorge Luis Borges
"Literary Trips: Following in the Footsteps of Fame" Editor: Victoria Brooks Foreword by Paul Bowles
"Joe Hill: A Biographical Novel" by Wallace Stegner
"Decade Of Nightmares" The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America" by Philip Jenkins
"Every Day Is Mother's Day" a novel by Hilary Mantel
"A Change Of Climate" a novel by Hilary Mantel
"The Summer Before the Dark" a novel by Doris Lessing
"The King's Indian: Stories & Tales" by John Gardner
"Success" a novel by Martin Amis
"Moloch or, This Gentile World" a novel by Henry Miller
"The World of Yesterday" a memoir by Stefan Zweig
"Generation Of Swine: Gonzo Papers Vol. 2 Tales Of Shame And Degradation In The 80's" by Hunter S. Thompson
"The Happiness of Getting It Down Right: Letters Of Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell" Edited by Michael Steinman
"Beardsley" a biography by Stanley Weintraub
"In The Pond" a novel by Ha Jin
"Roger Fry" a biography by Virginia Woolf
"The Zanzibar Chest: A Story Of Life, Love, And Death In Foreign Lands" by Aidan Hartley
"Napoleon Bonaparte" biography by Alan Schom
"Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made The Pilgrimage To Mecca, Discovered The Kama Sutra, And Brought The Arabian Nights To The West" by Edward Rice
"Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie"
"A Third Testament: St Augustine, Blaise Pascal, William Blake, Soren Kierkegaard, Leo Tolstoy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer" essays by Malcolm Muggeridge
"Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family" memoir by Stephen J. Dubner
"Crooked Litter Heart" a novel by Anne Lamott
"Fifth Business" a novel by Robertson Davies
"Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World" biography by Tracy Kidder
"Burning The Days: Recollection" memoir by James Salter
"The Alienist" a novel by Caleb Carr
"The Angel Of Darkness" a novel by Caleb Carr
"The House Of Rothschild: Money Prophets 1798-1848" by Niall Ferguson
"Indignation" a novel by Philip Roth
"Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World" by Tracy Kidder
"The Four Fingers Of Death" a novel by Rick Moody
"Spook Country" a novel by William Gibson
"Stranger in a Strange Land" a novel by Robert A. Heinlein (first edition hardback with cover published in 1961)
"Out Of Africa" a memoir by Isak Dinesen
"The New Confessions" a novel by William Boyd
"The Underground Man" a novel by Mick Jackson
"The Nearest Exit" a novel by Olen Steinhauer
"Gods Without Men" a novel by Hari Kunzru
"Lamentations Of The Father" essays by Ian Frazier
"Two Moons" a novel by Thomas Mallon
"Pablo Picasso: His Life And Times: A Biography" by Pierre Cabanne
"Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World The Slaves Made" by Eugene D. Genovese
"Nixon: A Life" biography by Jonathan Aitken
"Running with the Bulls: My Years with the Hemingways" memoir by Valerie Hemingway
"The Polish Officer" novel by Alan Furst
"On Paradise Drive" by David Brooks
"Doomed" a novel by Chuck Palahniuk
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building a godly home

It is 3:18 PM Sunday afternoon on a cold dreary day. I already miss the warm days of Autumn.

I have had a normal day thus far. I really have done nothing today. I was up around 6 o'clock AM this morning. I did all the things I usually do each morning. Carol got up around 7 o'clock AM. She just went to sleep since she works tonight and tomorrow night. My wife is a professional nurse at a near by community hospital.

I read today from these books when not wandering the house-

"The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement" by Michael J. Gorman

"Building a Godly Home" Volume 1 'A Holy Vision for Family Life' by William Gouge (1575-1653)

We have in our library Volume 3 of "Building a Godly Home 'Holy Vision for Raising Children'. Yesterday we received this volume from Reformed Heritage Books. We did not have Volume 2 of "Building a Godly Home" 'A Holy Vision for a Happy Marriage', so I ordered this volume from Amazon this afternoon. If we have volumes 1 and 3 of this series might as well get volume 2 'A Holy Vision for a Happy Marriage'. I collect Puritan works anyway so why not get the whole series. I also ordered from Amazon volume 1 of "The Works of William Perkins" coming out next month, also published by Reformed Heritage Books.

"The Works of William Perkins"

I have not gone anywhere today. Carol went to church this morning and got home around Noon. When she got home I was reading my Bible and writing in my paper diary.

I did watch some professional football this afternoon. I am not in the mood to take a nap this afternoon. I might just sit in silence this afternoon. I want to live a Christian contemplative life.

Last night we watched college football and went to bed around 10:30 PM.

music Apparat 'The Devil's Walk'

Now it the first day of another week. We will be in the middle of the month next Saturday. Time is just flying by!

Well, I suppose I will close to drift.

"[21] Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
[22] Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
[23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
[24] Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
[25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
[26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
[27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
[28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
[29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
[30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
[31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
[32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
[33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." Ephesians 5:21-33
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