A proven track record of success.
It’s Judeo-Christian apologetics, using quantum mechanics. I haven’t read it yet, but wanted to share since it is free for only a limited time. (more…)
A gift tag attached to the horse, which is surprisingly light for its size and has small holes along the length of its body, suggested that it should be placed in the bank’s vaults overnight to avoid it being targeted by thieves.
Kids just don’t listen. I’ve told her over and over that it was all Tarkin’s fault, that the man was insane, but she just doesn’t want to hear it.
Oh, I do say!
This is beastly. I suppose this must be that very odd American sense of humour, what? But it’s one thing to be pestered by one’s elder female relations, and quite another to actually entertain homicidal thoughts about the dears. You’d never see anything like this in a civilised country like England. Sigh.
God’s Gonna Make You Laugh. By “Bishop” Noel Jones. (He’s not an LDS bishop.)
I don’t know if it’s any good yet, but I wanted to post the link while it is still free. It will likely revert to normal price Tuesday night (tonight, the 28th) at midnight.
Kindle reading apps are free for iOS and Windows, and I assume for Android and MacOS too.
Bookbub.com is a free daily email list that sends you links to temporarily free and discounted ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.
I find about 2 or 3 free books worth downloading each week.
I tried some of the sci-fi list, but they usually just give you the first book of a trilogy for free in hopes that you buy the rest of the series.
Most of the free ones I find worthwhile are non-fiction, and religious/spiritual.
Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a “well-informed and readable” (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the religious implications of our ever-increasing understanding of life and the universe. The renowned science writer Amir Aczel (“One of our best science popularizers”—Publishers Weekly) masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the “New Atheists,” providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there’s still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.
One of my favorite passages from Epictetus:
Never say of anything, “I have lost it”; but, “I have returned it.” Is your child dead? It is returned. Is your wife dead? She is returned. Is your estate taken away? Well, and is not that likewise returned? “But he who took it away is a bad man.” What difference is it to you who the giver assigns to take it back? While he gives it to you to possess, take care of it; but don’t view it as your own, just as travelers view a hotel.
(A phrase used in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice to exclaim the wisdom evidenced by a character acting as a judge. I believe it can be used to describe any person exhibiting much wisdom aside from strictly judicial wisdom.)
If you haven’t done so, please hie thee over to the Millennial Star blog and read this series of posts by Meg Stout:
The series begins here: http://www.millennialstar.org/a-faithful-joseph/
A summary of the above here: http://www.millennialstar.org/faithful-joseph-digest/
And this comment on a different subject: http://www.millennialstar.org/commandments-not-a-few-and-revelations-in-their-time/comment-page-1/#comment-148576