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I”m posting this weekend non-fiction reading review early!  A break from heavy theological reading and politics!  Because Pastors need a break also!

 

Alex Kershaw. First Wave.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, May 21st 2019. 384 pp.

5 out of 5

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What was it like to be on the early part of the assault on Nazi occupied France on D-Day during World War Two?  Obviously those of us who weren’t there would never know fully what it’s like but this book gives us a narrative glimpse of that day with accounts of soldiers in different military outfits that were part of the initial forces to attack the Nazis that day.  The book subtitle is appropriately “The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in the Second World War.”

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A weekend reading review!  A break from heavy theological reading and politics!  Because Pastors need a break also!

 

Steven Johnson.  Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation. New York, NY: Riverhead Books, October 5th 2010. 326 pp.

5 out of 5

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What kind of environment and circumstances best breed innovation?  This book is a fascinating read on technological development, progress and the conditions that foster innovation.  I read this book after earlier reading the author Steven Johnson’s  How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World.  While I enjoyed the first book I read more this one still was quite gratifying to read.

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A weekend reading review!  A break from heavy theological reading and politics!  Because Pastors need a break also!  If you want to read more boooks like this one I also recommend the author’s Where Good Ideas Come from

Steven Johnson.  How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World. New York, NY: Riverhead Books, September 30th 2014. 293 pp.

5 out of 5

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Do you want to read a book that makes you appreciate the forward progress of technological innovation that lead to the luxuries that we have today in the West that we consider essential but haven’t been enjoyed by most people in history?  This book is a fascinating read of technological development that help advance society and sometimes in ways that the original inventors and innovators would have never been able to have imagined.  I was glued reading this book!

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