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    John H. Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible. An utterly fascinating book to read. The first part reviews the nature of comparative studies. The second part surveys the literature in very great and fascinating detail. The last is a bit speculative and not as interesting though it is well-grounded. I may start a thread on it.
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    Russell Kirk, The Roots of American Order. A broad, sweeping view of the Judaic, Greek, Roman, Christian, English, Scottish, and Colonial roots of the American Constitutional order from a traditional conservative view. Tons of historical information and penetrating insights from one of the founders of the conservative movement along with Buckley in the 1950s.
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    Just ordered biographies of Vlad Dracul and John Hunyadi.
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    John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. At night I've been reading Westerns but The Pigeon Tunnel inspired reading this spy novel. It was a good, fast-paced read with great character development, and plenty of plot twists. The Pigeon Tunnel lead me to expect more of a psychological thriller.
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    Henri de Lubac. The Drama of Atheist Humanism. Part one is a deep dive into the atheism of Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche, and Comte and atheism's failure to replace the Christianity it tore down. Part two is an even deeper dive into Comte's positivist humanity leading to his return to Christianity sans God. Part three is a look at the themes of theism and atheism in the works of Dostoevsky.
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    The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough. I finished it yesterday and will transit the Canal tomorrow. I am very excited.


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    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

    Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs),
    The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough. I finished it yesterday and will transit the Canal tomorrow. I am very excited.


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    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

    Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs),
    The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
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    I am reading The Book of Enoch right now. Finishing The Symbols Speak -(Lillie S. McCutcheon) for the third time. It is a book on Revelation from the Bible.

    I have and want to read Chronicles of the Nephilim (Brian Godawa) but it is necessarily fiction so I am not sure I will read it.

    I recently read Judgement of the Nephilim by Ryan Pittersen

    It is obvious where my interest lies at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    I am reading The Book of Enoch right now. Finishing The Symbols Speak -(Lillie S. McCutcheon) for the third time. It is a book on Revelation from the Bible.

    I have and want to read Chronicles of the Nephilim but it is necessarily fiction so I am not sure I will read it.

    It is obvious where my interest lies at the moment.
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