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Offline coptic orthodox boy

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4590 on: June 27, 2015, 02:50:55 AM »
Still making my way through "Game of Thrones" but also picked up a few new books today at the library.

*"The Triads: The Growing Global Threat from the Chinese Criminal Societies" by Martin Booth
*"Tongs, Gangs, and Triads: Chinese Crime Groups in North America" by Peter Huston
*"Play Winning Chess" by Yasser Seirawan
*"The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence" by Josh Waitzkin
*"Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4591 on: July 02, 2015, 12:12:56 PM »
Acts and the History of Earliest Christianity, by Martin Hengel

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4592 on: July 03, 2015, 09:52:54 AM »
Father Arseny (1893-1973): Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father
"Blind of spiritual eyes, I come to You, O Christ, as did the man blind from his birth, and I cry to You in penitence: Have mercy on me O You who illumine with exceeding brightness those who are in darkness." (The Office of Holy Unction)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4593 on: July 03, 2015, 10:18:23 AM »
^Good book.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4594 on: July 03, 2015, 10:29:04 AM »
Stella Cameron, "Folly"

Also, I've started over again in my Bible audiobook from Audible. I'm in Genesis.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4595 on: July 03, 2015, 10:30:48 AM »
Robert Massie's biography of Catherine the Great
"But we must live in the world, having peace in our soul. We must live amidst strangers; we must suffer, struggle, and firmly believe. We must seek our consolation in prayer and not doubt the love and compassion of God. He is above everyone and everything."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4596 on: July 03, 2015, 10:44:42 AM »
Robert Massie's biography of Catherine the Great

I like Robert Massie.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4597 on: July 03, 2015, 11:28:08 AM »
Robert Massie's biography of Catherine the Great

I like Robert Massie.

He's a bit of a jerk but he does write good books (except his second book on the Romanovs, which was written in a hurry, and it shows)
"But we must live in the world, having peace in our soul. We must live amidst strangers; we must suffer, struggle, and firmly believe. We must seek our consolation in prayer and not doubt the love and compassion of God. He is above everyone and everything."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4598 on: July 03, 2015, 01:03:46 PM »
Father Arseny (1893-1973): Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father
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Just got it, highly recommended by my son who no longer even  goes to his Protestant church!
Go figure.
Mark 14:36
God is with us, understand O' ye nations, and submit yourselves, for God is with us

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4599 on: July 04, 2015, 10:03:30 AM »
Father Arseny (1893-1973): Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father

@ Gamliel and Len - I'm only up to pg. 29 and it's been a very emotional and soul-searching read for me.
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"Blind of spiritual eyes, I come to You, O Christ, as did the man blind from his birth, and I cry to You in penitence: Have mercy on me O You who illumine with exceeding brightness those who are in darkness." (The Office of Holy Unction)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4600 on: July 05, 2015, 08:27:56 PM »
Just finished "The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers." Book III dragged on for a bit, but I finished Book IV in two days (I averaged about 100 pages a day).
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"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -Jesus Christ

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