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Old 09-07-2006, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Missouri
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I always felt bad as a child growing up and hearing people talk about the Bible, because I knew so little about it. As early as 12 years old, I thought that I should probably know what the Bible says, since it is after all, the Bible. And it seems to be the center of alot of controversy and discussion.

It wasnt until I was 27 yrs old that I finally opened the Bible for the first time. Read just enough to be intrigued and kept reading until I finished the four gospels.

Then, a short time after that, someone encouraged me to read the whole Bible. I did.

That was 13 years ago, and I haven't stopped reading it yet.

The Bible is the most amazing book ever written.

I encourage you to put it on your reading list also.

Jeff
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:23 PM
 
Location: virginia beach virginia
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jefff like you i started radingthe bible late in life. i read it just this past year at age 46. it cleared up a lot of misconceptions i had regarding god will for us vs our own.
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Default The Bible

I too had started doing so, I haven't finished yet, long way from that...however, some of it was a little hard to grip in the first testament, so I had to read it over a few times...but it has moved me and made me cry, yet put me at such peace and ease...it really is the greatest book ever written.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Thumbs up Must Read

Guys, I finished reading The Kite Runner today. You must read this book. Best book I've read in a long time.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:45 AM
 
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I too had started doing so, I haven't finished yet, long way from that...however, some of it was a little hard to grip in the first testament, so I had to read it over a few times...but it has moved me and made me cry, yet put me at such peace and ease...it really is the greatest book ever written.
I agree....it is the greatest book ever written, and one we all would do well by reading (and applying) what it contains.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default Nonfiction

The Best nonfiction book I read this year, so far, was:

The Great Deluge (about Hurricane Katrina)
by Douglas Brinkley
It was more of a people story than a weather/levee story. It talks about the people, the rescuers, the politicians, the media, the medical people, etc., and it talks about Mississippi and Louisiana. I couldn't put it down. I was even late for work one day because I didn't want to stop reading.

Other favorite Nonfiction books from the last 5 years:

102 Minutes
by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
Stories from inside the World Trade Center on September 11.


Firehouse
By David Halberstam
Cried through most of this one. It's a small book page-wise but very powerful. It's about a NYC firehouse that lost 12 men on Sept. 11.


Inside Delta Force
by Eric Haney
This story is written by one of the original member of Delta Force. The part of this book that I liked the best was the unbelievable elimination process for accepting soldiers into the team. Eric, who has retired from military service is now one of the executive producers of the TV show, The Unit.


King of Cons
by Aaron Tonken
After you read this book, you'll really think twice about donating money to a celebrity headed charity or political fundraiser because of the demands by the pampered celebrities who do them. It just makes you want to puke...and the book names names, too. The author is in jail or was in jail for financial crimes so he isn't behind any door, either, but it's the celebrity excesses and demands that will just make you sick.


Bringing Down The House
by Ben Mezrich
This one is about the MIT students that scammed the casinos and how they almost got caught and eventually got caught and how the author got caught up in the whole excitement of the thing.


My All-Time Favorite Nonfiction Book is still:

The Hot Zone
by Richard Preston
Scarier than any fiction I've ever read, it's about lethal viruses (Ebola, Marburg) in the DC, MD and Virginia area. The author has a great storytelling style of writing, considering what he was writing about.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:35 AM
 
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Hi everyone I just found this forum and am an avid reader I love thrillers, mysteries and of course romance novels. I just read some books by Diane Mott Davidson, its a series about a caterer who solves murders and there are some great recipies in the books. I like Bertrice Small for Historical Romances, and John Grishman, Anne Rice and Kathy Riechs (the television show Bones is based on the heroine of her books). Our library is very small so its hard to get a good selection. We have the Harry Potter series but I haven't read they are my boyfriend and nieces favorites, my 21 year old neice would spend millions in the book store if she had it, any recommendations for some good legal or medical thrillers?
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Just finished Copper River by William Kent Krueger. Murder mystery/thriller. Very, very good. But really, to get the full experience, you ought to read the other books in the series first. Start with Iron Lake.

Just started Infernal by F. Paul Wilson. Enjoying it so far. Repairman Jack rules!


And yes, the Bible is great. I've read it lots, and I still find something new every time I read it.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Hi everyone I just found this forum and am an avid reader I love thrillers, mysteries and of course romance novels. I just read some books by Diane Mott Davidson, its a series about a caterer who solves murders and there are some great recipies in the books. I like Bertrice Small for Historical Romances, and John Grishman, Anne Rice and Kathy Riechs (the television show Bones is based on the heroine of her books). Our library is very small so its hard to get a good selection. We have the Harry Potter series but I haven't read they are my boyfriend and nieces favorites, my 21 year old neice would spend millions in the book store if she had it, any recommendations for some good legal or medical thrillers?
John Grisham is a great choice for the legal thrillers, James Patterson and Dean Koontz are great for suspense and weird stuff and of course, there's no better author than Stephen King (any and all of his stuff is recommended). I hang out in Barnes & Noble when I'm running errands and don't have to be home yet. I don't always buy, I just love being there and looking for new topics and books. Reading, no matter what type of heading it falls under, is truly the greatest key to education. I even make my kids read. Even if they don't want to, they have to at least read something daily or a book weekly, etc.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Hi everyone I just found this forum and am an avid reader I love thrillers, mysteries and of course romance novels. I just read some books by Diane Mott Davidson, its a series about a caterer who solves murders and there are some great recipies in the books. I like Bertrice Small for Historical Romances, and John Grishman, Anne Rice and Kathy Riechs (the television show Bones is based on the heroine of her books). Our library is very small so its hard to get a good selection. We have the Harry Potter series but I haven't read they are my boyfriend and nieces favorites, my 21 year old neice would spend millions in the book store if she had it, any recommendations for some good legal or medical thrillers?
You should definitely check out William Kent Krueger's stuff if you like mysteries and thrillers.
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