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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

Church History in Plain Language, 3rd Edition

Church History in Plain Language - Bruce L. Shelley, Scott A. Wenig I am in a "learn about Christian church history" mode these days. I will be the first to confess also that I am not educated in this area and unfortunately have been brought up in a Christian tradition that does not emphasize much church history unless it is local, American, or protestant. Thus I am reading several books that all have to do with church history, each from a slightly different Christian tradition."Church History in Plain Language" is written from a western evangelical Protestant Christian tradition. "Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes" was written by a western evangelical Protestant who has lived and worked in eastern Europe and Russia, and can thus write about Eastern / Russian / Greek Orthodox Christian tradition in such a way as to be understood by western Christians. "Ye Are the Body" is written from a western Anglican Christian tradition. All three of these books are excellent, and I give them all the highest number of stars I can. I'm working on a review of each book, but have not nailed down all that much because I am in the "processing and thinking" stage about all of what I have read. I'll re-visit these books with reviews when I am able to organize my thoughts!