The Melungeons by N. Brent Kennedy

An interesting account of the possible origins of the mysterious Melungeons. Kennedy traces the incomplete record of this race of people found mostly in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, all the way back to the 15th century. This is also the sorry story of the discrimination against the Melungeons, which in many ways rivals that […]

The Hedge of Thorns by Mark Hamby

This is a supposed true account of John Carrol and his sister Bell who lived in 17th century England. Taken from Carrol’s own account and first published in 1819 by John Hatchard, the story has been rewritten and published by Mark Hamby for modern readers. This is a highly moving little story of a literal […]

Still Waters by W. Phillip Keller

Warning! This book may be hazardous to your peace of mind. I picked up Still Waters thinking that it would be a devotional work along the line of the author’s famous and excellent, A Shepherd Looks at the Twenty Third Psalm, but quickly realized that this was a totally different kind of book. Still Waters […]

Seabiscuit, an American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

For anyone who loves sports in general and the history of horse racing in particular, Seabiscuit is a classic. This is a meticulously researched true account that reads like a fast-paced novel. It is a nonfiction story that is better than fiction. Seabiscuit, for the uninitiated, was arguably the third best racehorse to have ever […]

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Have you ever considered reading a book on punctuation? No? You will change your mind if you read Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Truss’ book has been a best seller in England for some time, but has jumped the pond and is now a hit in America. Truss actually teaches sound principles concerning punctuation and makes […]

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Common Sense, the famous “pamphlet” published on January 10, 1776 by Thomas Paine, was a powerful call for American independence from England. It met with immediate success and had numerous reprints, tipping the scales in the minds of many toward the Revolution. At the same time it brought resolve and courage to those who fought […]

Building the Kingdom of God on Earth by Martin Erdmann

Building the Kingdom of God on Earth is an excellent work which informs us of the past and gives us much to consider for the future. Erdmann writes of the era when World War I was approaching and a number of influential people gave thought to what could possibly abolish war and solve most of […]

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