Sunday, December 28, 2014

October Reads and November Non-reads

A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians in the higher and middle classes in this country : contrasted with real Christianity (1829) by William Wilberforce - 10/20/2014
Excellent - Classic - Non-fiction - 354 pages - Kindle
Wilberforce’s influential book challenged readers to center their life, both public and private, on Christ’s redeeming work and teachings.
Wilberforce was the subject of the film Amazing Grace. He penned this book in the early 1800's to draw attention to the lack of true (or real) Christianity among the upper class in Britain. Challenging both in style (1800's, kwim?) and in content, this is a valuable, though difficult read. I also have the modern paraphrase of this book which I hope to read at some point.

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien - 10/23/2014
Good - Fantasy - 480 pages - Audio - approx. 19 hours
Frodo obtains the Ring of Power and sets out with the Fellowship of 9 to destroy it.
I've read this several times previously. This was our book club read for October.

I didn't FINISH any books in November. Our book club selection was several short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, so that doesn't count as a book.

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