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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments

Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments - Joy Davidman A sweet friend at church loaned me this book, written by Joy Davidman who was to become Joy Lewis, wife of C.S. Lewis. *********************An interesting book to read, knowing who Joy would become (Mrs. Lewis). The book is dedicated to C.S. Lewis and she discussed some of the sections she was writing with him via letters. Since her background was as a strident atheist Jew who became a strident atheist Communist, it is no wonder that Joy's writing is very acerbic and sometimes smacks you up the side of the head. I found it hard to pay attention sometimes to her point because I was reeling from the "point" she had just made with some significant force. Her mind is quick and her discussions are well crafted, but it just not the gentlest book that I've ever read. I am on her side of the argument, but I'm not sure that if I weren't already there that she would convince me of changing. In the "speaking the truth in love", she's got the "speaking the truth" down well, but the "in love" portion is lacking.