Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

Open Doors has an annual list of countries where Christians are the most persecuted. For 2018, the list includes some obvious places – Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, and others – and countries that were something of a surprise, like Mexico. There’s an explanation.

Usually, although not always, the “Life and Culture” section of these Good Reads includes something political. Today, it’s a bit different – Bryan Bliss at Image Journal on watching his son deal with defeat after defeat in wrestling. Aaron Earls at the Wardrobe Door, looks at why we prefer our heroes (and our villains) to be dead – they provide a clean slate. Kim Shay at Out of the Ordinary offers advice on what to do when you have an errant child. And Kristin Brown took the ancestry / DNA test with four different companies, and got four very different answers about her family history.

James Tate Hill at LitHub talks about audio books, and whether they count as reading. He discovers they do something different than traditional books.

It’s a 12-minute video, but a short film by Matan Rochlitz tells a moving story of an elderly Israeli woman who survived the Nazis.

British Stuff

Billy Graham, the Queen, and the Nazi King – Dwight Longenecker at the Imaginative Conservative.

Charles Hindley’s Cries of London – Spitalfields Life.



Do Audio Books Count as Reading? – James Tate Hill at LitHub.


Nathaniel Lee Hansen – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

Crazy Cat Lady – Jared Gilbert at Frivolous Quill.

Selfie – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Life and Culture

Wrestling – Bryan Bliss at Image Journal.

Dead Heroes Tell No Tales – Aaron Earls at The Wardrobe Door.

They are our children, after all – Kim Shay at Out of the Ordinary.

I have a message for you – Matan Rochlitz

Painting: A Woman Reading by a Window, oil on canvas by Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916).

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