An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems

Author: Glenn Beck
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Threshold Pr; 1st Threshold Editions Hardcover Ed edition (November 20, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416552197
ISBN-13: 978-1416552192

Comments: The last section of the book, was most interesting. Note that the format of the book is like his show. Glenn’s humor can be crude at times; I guess some people like this type of humor.

 

The Screwtape Letters

Author: C.S. Lewis
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: HarperOne; New Ed edition (February 6, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060652934
ISBN-13: 978-0060652937

Comments: What is the plan of the enemy of our souls? Lewis takes a functional look at this issues by showing how sin can enter our lives, through our actions encouraged by the devious schemes of the evil spirits in this world. This was quite insightful for me, I think you too would enjoy this book.

 

Mere Christianity

Author: C.S. Lewis
Paperback: 227 pages
Publisher: HarperOne; New Ed edition (February 6, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060652926
ISBN-13: 978-0060652920

Comments: Lewis describes to us logically, as to what Christianity actually means. He does this by examining our human nature and how it actually is part of our spiritual nature.

 

The Four Loves

Author: C.S. Lewis
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Fount; New Ed edition (June 5, 2002)
ISBN-10: 0006280897
ISBN-13: 978-0006280897

 

Comments:

I downloaded this as an audio book and listened to it in iTunes. The version on iTunes was read by the author. I had never heard Lewis’ voice before; very interesting.

 

A History of the Arab People

Author: Albert Hourani
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Belknap Press; Revised edition (April 30, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0674010175
ISBN-13: 978-0674010178

 

Comments: Short history. Lots of dates and people. It will give you a better understanding of the Arab people.

 

A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison And the Creation of the American Nation

Author: Catherine Allgor
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (April 4, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805073272
ISBN-13: 978-0805073270

 

Comments:

A Perfect Union is a sympathetic biography of Dolley Madison. Well written with deep research gives the reader an excellent perspective of Mrs. Madison, her life of hardships and blessings. Her dedication to her first husband, Mr. Todd Page and her second husband Mr. James Madison. Dolley was a women ahead of her time, or at lease allowed to behave as such within her time. The drawing room gathering, set the framework for politicing in the United States of America. Her ability to make each person feel important, from the lowly carriage man to the political giants, gave her the pathway to the hearts of the Americans. Everyone loved Mrs. Madison.

1776

Author: David McCullough
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743226712
ISBN-13: 978-0743226714

 

Comments:

After reading this account of the formation of the United States of America, I was amazed that our country came into existence at all. The men and women who gave of themselves and in the manor they gave, put me in awe. General Washington was brave and cautious. He had great victories and equally great defeats and disappointments. But what is clear to me after reading this book is that the hand of God Almighty was upon this new nation and He blessed it’s beginnings. Amazing read. Highly recommended.

 

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Hardcover: 616 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Expanded and Updated edition (April 18, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374292795
ISBN-13: 978-0374292799

Comments:

When Thomas Friedman says the world is flat, he means the world is connected. The connection is primarily through the internet via high-speed fiber-optic connections from country-to-country. These connections are from the USA to China, India and other emerging countries. These countries have people who work incredibly hard and leaning the new technology. They work in the call centers, universities and off-shore programming centers. Should America be afraid? Well, if we do not invest our dollars and time into education, science, math, technology and embrace the global market (call by Friedman Globalization 3.0) then yes. However, ff you look at this shift as new opportunity, an incredible new global market then no. The world and its people are ever-changing. Do you fear change or embrace it? That s the question. Friedman message to America is to recognize “Globalization 3.0”, embrace it and prosper as a nation. It will take hard work, but we Americans are use to hard work, that s how this country was built. Let us not become too comfortable.