Tag Archives: Religion

Alan’s War.

By Emmanuel Guibert. Roaring Books Press. English edition 2008. New York.   The quality of the illustrations first caught my attention when I scanned the graphic novel shelves in our local library branch. I anticipated that a war biography might … Continue reading

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Caravaggio; a life sacred and profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Penguin. 2011. 444 pages. Colour illustrations. footnotes, index, notes on further readings. Paperback. Caravaggio’s life appears to confirm that maxim attributed to Heraclitus:  “Character is Destiny”. There are few artists in history who had such brilliant abilities, strong … Continue reading

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Inside The Kingdom; My Life in Saudi Arabia.

 by Carmen bin Laden.   2005. Grand Central Publishing. A Swiss woman of Persian origin, Carmen was married well before 911 to one of the 29 brothers of the infamous UBL. The author tells of a promising marriage gone bad. … Continue reading

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An American Requiem; God, My Father, and the war that came between us. James Carroll. 1996. New York, Houghton-Mifflin.

Another family rent by war. The obedient hero-worshipping son ( the author of the book ) becomes a Catholic Paulist priest essentially to fulfill the wishes of his family while the Vietnam war presses more and more on his and … Continue reading

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What is Good; The Search For The Best Way To Live

By A. C. Grayling, England, Butler & Tanner Ltd, 2003. 219 pp. + 9 page bibliograhy + Index.   An inspiring overview of the development Humanism and of its continual struggle with mostly Christian religious thinking throughout the history of … Continue reading

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