January 25th, 2020

Ten Nonfiction Books from our library that have impacted me

1. 'Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man's Spiritual Consciousness' by Evelyn Underhill

2. 'The Doctrine of God' by Herman Bavinck Translated By William Hendriksen

3. The Religious Affections' by Jonathan Edwards

4. 'A History of Christianity' by Paul Johnson

5. 'A Religious History Of The American People' by Sydney E. Ahlstrom

6. 'The True And Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics' by Christopher Lasch

7. 'Anti-Intellectualism In American Life' by Richard Hofstadter

8. 'The Feminization Of American Culture' by Ann Douglas

9. 'No Place Of Grace: Antimodernism And The Transformation Of American Culture 1880-1920' by Jackson Lears

10. 'The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience" by R.E.L. Masters & Jean Houston, Ph.D.
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the great upheaval

It is 12:04 PM Saturday afternoon here in West Michigan. Outside presently it is snowing.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. When I got up I found Carol in the living room reading. She had already had breakfast so I ate a bowl of dry cereal for a morning meal. I next made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then read from Volume 8 'The Works of William Perkins'. Now it is 12:07 PM in the flow of existence.

I did film a video this morning for my Youtube channel and then downloaded the video.

Carol left this morning around 9:55 AM to meet up with some of her cousins for an early lunch. She is now home sitting in our dining room messing with her cell phone. Not much else to report this afternoon. Last night I read late into the night from these two books-

'Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman' biography by Stefan Zweig

'The Great Upheaval: America And The Birth Of The Modern World 1788-1800' by Jay Winik

It looks like it is going to be a quiet afternoon. I will close to watch the snow fall and read my books. There is no way of escape.

"[22] But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
[23] To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
[24] And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
[25] See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
[26] Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
[27] And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
[28] Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
[29] For our God is a consuming fire
." Hebrews 12:22-29
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used books haul & clearing off my to be read table of books

'Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman' biography by Stefan Zweig

'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life And Times Of Warren Zevon' memoir by Crystal Zevon

'Christ Stopped At Eboli: The Story Of A Year' diary by Carlo Levi Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye

'The Fun Of It: Stories From The Talk Of The Town The New Yorker' Edited By Lillian Ross [Modern Library]

'Captured By History: One Man's Vision Of Our Tumultuous Century' memoir by John Toland

'Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance During World War II' by Niall Barr

'Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream' memoir by Neil Young

'Bombardiers' a Satire by Po Bronson

'Friends Of My Youth: Stories' by Alice Munro

'Who Killed Palomino Molero?' A novel by Mario Vargas Llosa translated by Alfred Mac Adam

'Sunlight on a Broken Column' a novel by Attia Hosain

'Beirut Blues' a novel by Hanan al-Shaykh Translated by Catherine Cobham

'Salt' a novel by Earl Lovelace

'Ripley Under Ground' a mystery by Patricia Highsmith

'Ripley Under Water' a mystery by Patricia Highsmith

'Deadline: A Memoir' by James Reston

'Killing Dragons: The Conquest Of The Alps' Mountain Climbing/Adventure by Fergus Fleming

'Pig Earth' Short Stores by John Berger

'The Mismeasure Of Man' essays by Stephen Jay Gould

'VN: The Life and Art of Vladimir Nabokov' biography by Andrew Field

'The Diviner's Tale' a novel by Bradford Morrow

'Thomas Merton On Mysticism' by Raymond Bailey

'The Bedroom Philosophers' by Marquis de Sade
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