Killing Jesus – Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

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Christ Crucified Between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses – Rembrandt van Rijn (Bing images – Free to share and use)

A quick read, Killing Jesus, the objective study of the period in history surrounding the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ, encompasses more than just facts about the Messiah. This book includes interesting history of the Caesar’s, King Herod and others involved in “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.

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The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

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An English teacher back in High School assigned us 2 books to read one winter: McTeague by Frank Norris and The Child Buyer by John Hersey. I remember McTeague as being a fairly enjoyable book, but I don’t believe I ever got into the Hersey novel. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells, seems to be of the same category as those assigned by a High School English teacher – dry.

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

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Published in 1964, To Kill a Mockingbird, an instant success, has become an American literary classic. Based upon actual events and observations by the author, it is a reflection of a time, not too long ago, in the deep south and touches on the virtues of honesty and courage while also portraying the blatant, racism prevalent at the time. It is Harper Lee’s only published work.

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