Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

Left Behind is the first in a trilogy of novels dealing with the end times. Left Behind , written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, begins on the day that the Rapture takes place and concludes just as the Antichrist is about to assume power over the world. The story however, is wrapped around the […]

Holy War by John Bunyan

I won’t waste time critiquing a classic as well known as Holy War . It is Bunyan’s second best known allegory and, in my opinion, for what it is worth, is even more interesting than Pilgrim’s Progress. For those who would want a more modern version, try Ethel Barrett’s paraphrase.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Published in 1902 by Polish-born English novelist Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness has long been considered a classic. The story itself is ordinary enough; a sailor travels into the midst of the Congo jungle to engage in the ivory trade. There is no romance, little action, but a few moments of violence. Conrad uses only […]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The best selling books in America at this time (November 1999) are the three fictional volumes by J.K. Rowling about the life of a boy named Harry Potter. These are books about magic, witches, wizards, dragons and all that goes with such fairy tales. They are written for children and thus are simple, both in […]