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C. S. Lewis: Living In the Collision of Myth and Reason – Part One

Part One of a Four Part Review of C.S. Lewis: A Life by Alister McGrath

Narnia was one of the only fantasy series I was allowed to read growing up. And as a kid, the BBC movies from the 80s were incredible. I saw them before reading the books. They inspired my imagination. I wanted to be Peter. There are four kids in my family, so drawing comparisons between each Pevensie child and each of us Arndt children (mostly because of our ages) was easy. (more…)

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Selling In Tough Times: The Sales Book that Makes Me Want to Sell

Take market share. Serve a specific need. Work hard to beat the competition. Nurture long term relationships. Understand your business cycle. Sell yourself out of a sales slump.

I’m sold. As much as I hate being sold to, I love the idea of selling. There’s a frontier attraction to engaging people, fielding objections, turning their skepticism into enthusiasm, and striking up a win for both sides. (more…)

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Ready Player One: Proof of the Power of Nostalgia

SPOILERS ALERT

Ready Player One is fun. I smiled a lot. There’s a strong nostalgic pull to it, which I think may be the leg it rests on. Because after that, it’s not really an outstanding story. If you’re looking for an easy read that gives you a safe ride down memory lane and through some genuinely enjoyable environments, then pick up a copy from the library and give it a week (if you’re the busy sort).

I won’t worry about summarizing the plot here, because you can find that in a thousand places by googling “Ready Player One.” So if you haven’t read the book yet and intend to, don’t read on. Spoilers ahead. (more…)

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The Three Body Problem: Grand Sci-Fi. Intimate Story.

It’s violent, but not vulgar. It uses hard science and hard emotions. The Three Body Problem is a grand scifi that plunges into granular detail. Its range of scope is astounding when you look back at it. From the Cosmos, to the subatomic. From individuals to whole societies, cultures and civilizations. How Cixin Liu ushered the plot along with very little friction is worth more in-depth study. But for now, I want to gush on what hard working fun this story was. (more…)

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BOOK REVIEW: Kenobi

Star Wars is one of my favorite stories, from Episode 1 to Episode 8. The saga is only as good as it’s characters. Kenobi gives us a look at one of the coolest characters in the whole series, Obi Wan Kenobi.

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