Like- books and stuff, I'd like to make a humble recommendation. I know good old Dane prefers the historical non-fiction, but this is a great novel. I just finished a very well written book by an English Professor who plays semi-pro ball. I know there are other books written by players and about the game- but this one is written by a guy who can flat out WRITE. There are obviously a lot of great stories and things that will be very familiar to all of you
Anyway- it is in pretty wide distribution, and should be in both your local bookstore and local library:
Title: Dream Season : A Professor Joins America's Oldest Semi-Pro Football Team
Author: Robert Cowser
AMAZON link here
Typically, I read stuff like Paul Kennedy’s "Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000".
However, I completed the Dan Brown line-up last year. That includes the May 19, 2006 release of the film adaptation of "The DaVinci Code". It’s being directed by Ron (Opie) Howard and stars Tom Hanks in the lead role.
I was very impressed with Tom Clancy’s "The Bear and the Dragon".
I am currently reading some non-fiction, Jared Diamond's "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" and next up will be Clancy’s "Debt of Honor".
I will put your suggestion on the list.
i must admit i have only read a handful of books since high school..i know nothing to be proud of, but dan brown's angels and deamons was just awsome, that would make a great movie as well. last book i read before that was.....catch this, T.O.'s book......lol
I more for you football head's is "bleachers" written by John Grisham , great book check it out, I read it cover to cover the night I bought it couldn't put it down.
I have a really really cool calculus book for math 370 at purdue university if anyone is interested and have a exam in that class on monday so if anyone could help it would be great!!!
I was a math minor in college, but I don't remember anything. Sorry. Upper level math is a waste of time.
Hope you didn't buy into all the bs from the Da Vinci code. From a practicing Catholic who has read the book it is nothing short of blasphemy. It is filled with lies and misconceptions. A better book to read would be " Decoding the Da Vinci Code" by Amy Welborn.
Also Legacy: How to raise up Godly Children by Steve Wood is an excellent book.
13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
13:3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
13:4 And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
(The Force is strong in me) The word is within me. Reading fictionalized accounts does not shake my belief. God created us with free will. He wants each of us to determine what we believe. Even Jesus was tempted. God allowed it. He also is aware that the adversary is busy. Believe me, there are a lot more things for [the Church] to be concerned with than Dan Brown and his novels.
Yes it is possible that a book like this can cause concern or create questions. However, I believe that it is also ones duty to seek the truth. People who TRULY believe, should understand what their belief system is based upon. They should truly understand why they may be Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran or what have you. If not, then the foundation of their faith will crack at the first hint of pressure.
Very few people now days would understand what one part of the hub-bub concerning John F. Kennedy's candidacy for President of the U. S. in 1960 was about. That being that he was the first and only Roman Catholic ever to become President. Obviously, SOME PEOPLE had a problem with this. I do know one thing, it had nothing to do with Dan Brown.
I commend you on offering readers of this post some sources of altering viewpoints concerning some of the ideas (notice I did not call them facts) presented in Brown's book.
Ultimately though, you have hit upon the reason I tend to dabble primarily in the Non-fiction genre.
Forgive me Supa for my modest pontifications.
I am very skeptical about posting on this thread due too the use of very large words. they....scare me. After reading posts like these, I feel immature and distant because of my pilsbury dough boy joke. But good reading to ya guys.... one question, whatever happend to the "Hardy Boys"?
I am with Hemi on this one....I dont know what you guys are talking about. What are these "books" you speak of? Do they make you play football better? can you eat them? Once a very wise teacher told me "If you sleep in class long enough your brain will learn on its own" Well I must stop my teachings for today. And yes you all may sleep with the lights on but make sure you eat your cottage cheese b4 bed. Good luck and God speed.
you stole my reply. Very well stated. One of the best things about this country is that one can- if he chooses to be open and diligent- be exposed to several different views. A faith that can be easily shaken is not worth having at all.
If I might make another humble suggestion, coach: check out the rest of Jared Diamond's work if you have not done so already. His books are not just interesting history, but have interesting implications for understanding modern society- and more importantly understanding the way ahead.
Have YOU heard from Mr. Bell at all? I'm trying to track him down.
i guess i should read more than sugar content and calories but i cant help it!!! hemi is talkin bout pilsbury and stang 35 is talking about eating. that makes it hard, some words just stand out to me. my favorite word to read is KITCHEN. theres just so much that a fat man can get out of that word. i can smell fresh cookies and homemade icecream, just by thinkig about that word. well i better go my stomach is growling, and my pregnant wife wants pickels and banana pudding.
Amen Coach Hill,
I agree that it is the responsibility of everyone to seek the Truth and to understand why they believe what they do. Unfortunately apathy and sloth play a major part in a lot of lives and of instead of seeking the Truth in the Bible and The Church, they turn to feel good "theologist" like Dan Brown and Oprah.
Seek and you shall find...