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Adam Zern (1,000 Books)
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Learning in the Light of Faith was a refreshing and energizing exploration of topics I care a lot about . . . Even with its brevity, Learning in the Light of Faith has plenty to edify its readers.

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Reflections: Learning in the Light of Faith
Learning in the Light of Faith Learning in the Light of Faith is more of a tract than it is a book.  Its brevity is one of its most attractive attributes. (I recently finished reading a book which was over 1,000 pages long, so I was ready for something a bi...

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So. Much. Talking. Brandon Sanderson is a very creative writer, but I feel he has not learned a simple but critical lesson of storytelling—show and don't tell . . . Even though I'm a fan of Sanderson's Mistborn series, I am not eager to recommend The Way of Kings to any reader not willing to slog through pages and pages of banal dialogue and inertia that crescendos into an anemic conclusion.

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Reflections: The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings So. Much. Talking. Brandon Sanderson is a very creative writer, but I feel he has not learned a simple but critical lesson of storytelling — show and don't tell .  The Way of Kings weighs in at 1252 pages, and my feeling is that it probably...

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Reflections: Girt: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Several years ago I came across Angela Duckworth's TED Talk: Grit .  It elucidated  some of my inner convictions and opened my eyes to compelling evidence related to the power of grit in our lives.  I'm not blind ...

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"...I can be persuaded to incorporate nudges in a variety of areas, but my libertarian guard will always be up against any paternalistic plotting."

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Reflections: Nudge
Nudge by R. H. Thaler & C. R. Sunstein Nudge has been on my list to read for literally years. In fact, I think I added it to my list shortly after it was published. I have finally gotten around to reading it, and I'm glad I can be a part of a very important...

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"Reading the book in 2017 necessarily colors the content of the book in a way which couldn't be considered in 2001. For example, Circuit City is listed as one of those companies which made the leap from good to great. Circuit City doesn't exist anymore..."

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Reflections: Good to Great
Good to Great by Jim Collins I can imagine that writing a book like Good to Great is an open invitation to cynics and critics to prove how the author got it all wrong. Being published in 2001, the book represents a snapshot in time, which becomes obsolete, ...

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Reflections: The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter is a difficult book to love. Melancholy drips from every page.  From its sober beginning to its funereal ending, The Scarlet Letter is a bit of a slog — albeit a well-written one. As was expected, the book is a harsh indictment of Puritan...
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