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Sorry for the three month delay on the response. I'm picking up my bible tonight for the first time in a while. My anxiety came back in a big way so I'm hitting it tonight. As for other books I'm to busy driving myself crazy to read
Pffft. I never understand why I drive myself crazy. I could walk the distance faster than getting into the car to drive it. lol

(BTW, reading the Bible slows down the crazies in our head.)
 

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"Grace abounding" by John Bunyan. In this powerful account, John Bunyan tells how he was changed from the most notorious rebel in his village to a great man of faith.
 

Desdichado

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That sounds great.

"Grace abounding" by John Bunyan. In this powerful account, John Bunyan tells how he was changed from the most notorious rebel in his village to a great man of faith.
 

Desdichado

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Low Church Protestants (like most of us), have a very underappreciated literary heritage.

Mostly underappreciated by ourselves!
 

Jennie-Mae

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Low Church Protestants (like most of us), have a very underappreciated literary heritage.

Mostly underappreciated by ourselves!
A few years back I was reading Galvin Keith Chesterton, quite the opposite of a Low Church Protestant, but a good piece of reading.

Right now I’m trying to find some literature on Benedict Arnold.
 
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La_Vie_En_Rose

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A few years back I was reading Galvin Keith Chesterton, quite the opposite of a Low Church Protestant, but a good piece of reading.

Right now I’m trying to find some literature on Benedict Arnold.
I read a book called The Brave Traitor by Frank Donovan printed in 1961. It was a sympathetic portrayal of Arnold. I thought it was an average book. I am not sure if this is the sort of thing you had in mind.
 

Didymous

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Louis L'Amour wrote a short story about Bennie
 

Jennie-Mae

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A few years back I was reading Galvin Keith Chesterton, quite the opposite of a Low Church Protestant, but a good piece of reading.

Right now I’m trying to find some literature on Benedict Arnold.
Lol, my memory had me fooled again...Gilbert, not Galvin.
 

Jennie-Mae

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I read a book called The Brave Traitor by Frank Donovan printed in 1961. It was a sympathetic portrayal of Arnold. I thought it was an average book. I am not sure if this is the sort of thing you had in mind.
I’ll check it out.

Thank you:).
 
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La_Vie_En_Rose

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In the novel I am currently reading, I read two things today that made me smile.

The first is “God gave sarcasm to woman in place of sinewy fists.”

The second is “Go thou, and don thy scarlet sash and the falling band with lace edge. Oh, and don’t forget the lace cuffs and the gold lacings.”

”Mother, dost thou take thy son for a baby or a popinjay?”

”Neither, but for the dullard he is, not to know that dress makes as much difference in men as in women. Why, who knows but I would have had thy father a year earlier, had he paid more heed to his attire!”

Written in 1901 by a woman.
 

Didymous

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In the novel I am currently reading, I read two things today that made me smile.

The first is “God gave sarcasm to woman in place of sinewy fists.”

The second is “Go thou, and don thy scarlet sash and the falling band with lace edge. Oh, and don’t forget the lace cuffs and the gold lacings.”

”Mother, dost thou take thy son for a baby or a popinjay?”

”Neither, but for the dullard he is, not to know that dress makes as much difference in men as in women. Why, who knows but I would have had thy father a year earlier, had he paid more heed to his attire!”

Written in 1901 by a woman.
This reminds me of a T-shirt my mother gave me before she died, that read,"Sarcasm-one of my many talents."
 
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La_Vie_En_Rose

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This reminds me of a T-shirt my mother gave me before she died, that read,"Sarcasm-one of my many talents."
I am sarcastic. But I try to feel out who I can rib and who I can’t. Some people have no sense of humor.

Sarcasm- One of my many services would be a better quote. I feel like sarcasm is a gift to the world. I read recently that one of the things C. S. Lewis loved about Joy was her smart mouth. It made me like him more.
 

Didymous

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I appreciate that, and gladly give you permission to provide the aforementioned service whenever you deem it appropriate. One of my dearest friends from my old life-who thankfully was saved just before his death-used to say(throwing his large nose up in the air),"If they only knew who I was, they'd have NEVER dared to disagree with me."! I get a picture of him doing that whenever I think of the word 'sanctimonious.'
 
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La_Vie_En_Rose

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I keep reading bits of this novel that I like immensely. Here is the latest bit, the characters are at a ball and all the men are clustered around one Beauty, neglecting the other ladies.

“She would fain have persuaded some of her superfluous partners to betake themselves across the hall to where Polly Claiborne was sitting in solitude against the settle; but such curious creatures are men, that they prefer to hover on the frigid rim of the outermost circle of success rather than to bask in the welcoming smiles of the neglected.”

Spot on
 

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Rereading The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. Brilliant book, imho.
 
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La_Vie_En_Rose

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I finished my novel and am now reading a travelogue called Doorways to the World. It is about a four month trip the author took around the world through twenty countries. It is pleasant, but her photographs are not very good.
 
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La_Vie_En_Rose

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I finished reading Doorways to the World and I was particularly interested in the author’s impressions of Cambodia and Vietnam as the book was written in 1960 before the atrocities that happened in those countries. The entry about Cambodia was heartbreaking, as she described the Cambodians as “peaceful, gentle, thoughtful people”.

I started reading The Flying Yorkshireman- four novellas printed in 1938. The title novella was written by Eric Knight who wrote the Lassie books.
 

Didymous

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I was reading 2 Kings today.