Reading & Book Reviews : Society & Culture & Entertainment
With the final Twilight installment heading to cinemas later this year - vampire literature seems to be springing up from every direction. In light of the endto Stephanie Meyer's popular tale, here is a top ten list of the best vampire books that you should really sink your teeth into.
While throughout recorded history mankind has sought after God, few people seem to recognize the incredible ways in which God has sought after mankind. We fail to recognize what God is like and how He wants to be in a relationship with every person on earth. Some people are stuck with a mental image
The American judicial system comes with built-in safeguards against wrongful prosecution: suspects are innocent until proven guilty; everyone is entitled to due process; juries cannot prosecute if they have reasonable doubt; double jeopardy prevents anyone from being re-tried for the same crime once
Poets use layout and linebreaks to help readers understand their intentions of pausing and pace. This look at the first stanza of Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem emphasizes the importance of balancing the needs of the written and oral forms of a poem.
So much of the written word today is only used to titillate or sensationalize, to hide opinion within thinly veiled pseudo-objective commentary and to debase the beauty of language once used within a covenant to inform and illuminate the process of discovery and growth. Too much of the public record
When I received my copy of Making Drums for review I knew at first glance that I had come upon something great. As a drum maker and photographer myself I could really appreciate the work that obviously went into the collection of images for all the drums discussed. I believe it would make a great co
An estimated 4 to 6 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain, or fibromyalgia, according to the National Fibromyalgia Partnership. Tami Brady reaches out these millions suffering from "the invisible disability," plus the 1 million more who suffer from chronic fatigue sy
Daycares are a special place where children should feel warm, welcome and safe. Good books help to create that safe, nurturing environment. We've selected a few that we think will help every daycare provider create an amazing reading space in their facility.
Bill Engvall has been performing comedy for over 20 years, but since he joined up with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy in "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" it seems his career has skyrocketed, just as it has for the other three. For all those that are familiar with his comedy ro
Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life is not necessarily for beginners even though it does go back to the beginning and the Gospel. We are constantly reminded of what our 'chief end' is to be and not to be sidetracked by life and what the world is saying to us.
So many times this month I've felt the alienation within the city's lost children. It's normal, like the the cry of a weeping penguin, who calls to another over a lost and darkening sorrow. In many of my poems I praised so much of the culture, the fine elements and way of life, carrie
The world's most famous and successful detective character, and England's most notorious serial killer and mutilating butcher of women, existed together in England's Victorian age, and in her largest city, London. It was inevitable that their paths would cross. And cross they do. In r
Darrin McMahon is an immensely skilled historian and writer. His book, "Happiness... a History" is captivating. Yet, it may have been a single chapter short of being a philosophical landmark. McMahon's history of happiness reaches back as far as Socrates, takes us through the middle a
Gives a review of the book highlighting some of the main theories. Emphasizes the importance of the number seven. Talks about the different stages of reincarnation.
A young woman finds out the details about a deceitful hoax which was played on her in high school. The Senior Ball for Melissa was not a night of positive memories. The hoax played on her effected her all through college and then into her adult life and career after college. A horrific accident brou
David, the slayer of Goliath, became a great king of Israel. Both God and man had sanctioned his kingship and placed much authority in his hands. But, amidst all his strength, David was weak and an easy prey of temptation.
This is my review of the awesome sports book: Grit And Valor: The Story Of Swale. It is one of the greatest books on thoroughbred horse racing ever published. You can purchase at any online ...
In Alice Walker's story 'Everyday Use,' sisters Dee and Maggie view their heritage through very different lenses.