College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Much like Bonhoeffer, Tozer's theology is not one of hockus-pockus, miracles, magical rescues or voices in the night, promises of heavenly rewards or threats of punishments and damnation, not one of picnics, "pastor appreciation" dinners, or easter egg hunts, but rather a deep and abiding yearning for the everlasting goodness that is God--and again, not a longing borne of a seeking after the comforts of heaven or the avoidance of hell (a "cheap grace" as Bonhoeffer would say), but rather the full and complete wedding of oneself to the goodness of God and a willingness to suffer for that goodness and godliness- because one loves goodness and Godness and not for any other reason than that. In a world of shallow organized religion which never gets beyond the doling out of loaves and fishes (or donuts and coffee), this is a refreshing revisiting of a true spirituality--a love of God, because one loves the attributes of God--and for no other reason than that.
and touching... James Jordan has compiled the musings of the inimitable Mark Twain on the subject of women and presents them here as a single set piece, delivering it in the style of Twain himself on the lecture tour. If you remember Hal Holbrook as Twain on the stage or just love wry humor, you will LOVE this! (I can hardly believe no one else has written a review of this little gem!)
This is one of Twain's early humorous stories, taken from a tale he overheard from a disreputable con man who ran a less than fair frog race. The beauty of Twain, no matter if he is racing frogs or sailing down the Mississippi, is the richness of character and language and setting that transport the reader through time and space to a land of beings just different enough and still just enough like us to make us reflect upon our own circumstances, morals and customs from a different angle--and outlandish enough to make us laugh in the bargain.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a such a great short(ish) story. The descriptions of the people, scenery, and life in the Hudson valley were excellent. Then there's that neat and very ambiguous supernatural element in it as well.
I read this story back in high school eons ago. Loved it then, love it now. It almost feels contemporary despite its age.
Btw, reading it again made me realise the Disney version of this got the look of Ichabod Crane just right.