Dr. Lars J. S. Knutsen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (76 of 79)
Location: West Chester, PA
Birthday: 19 Jan


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,966,319 - Total Helpful Votes: 76 of 79
Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, &hellip by Frank Schaeffer
If I had to sum up this book in on e word, it is "honesty". The author lives up to his name and gives a frank account of his childhood and adolescent years in what could be seen as a chaotic environment. Through other eyes Frank Schaeffer's childhood could have been seen as idyllic, he lived in a place of serene beauty, had a lot of freedom, he was not pressurized into academic success, and had a wider spiritual family to relate to and learn from while growing up.

At heart this story is an account of how Frank sought and gained his own spiritual identity through overcoming adversity, coming to know his parents' faith, then later encountering in the religious right in the USA,… Read more
Almost Heaven: Travels Through the Backwoods of Am&hellip by Martin Fletcher
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
As Martin Fletcher completes his assignment as The Times’ correspondent in Washington D.C., he takes a well-planned trip through the backwoods of the USA, meeting a series of very unusual characters along the way. His destinations are places that have aroused his curiosity from news items and books during his time of residence “across the pond”.
From descriptions of an island on the East Coast, which is essentially still African, to the white supremacist areas of Idaho, Fletcher’s prose makes the reader feels as if one is also very involved on this unusual voyage of discovery – the contrasts are amazing. Some of the characters we meet along the way are… Read more
Celtic Daily Prayer by The Northumbria Community
Celtic Daily Prayer by The Northumbria Community
64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
This book has been assembled over a long period of inspiration in the Northumbria Community. It is an excellent resource both for those who are exploring the Celtic way for the first time and for those who are returning to their real roots in Christ. The liturgies are inspiring even for those who do not believe in liturgy, and the daily reading are drawn from a deep well of wisdom and inspiration. What rounds this book off so well is the inspriation gained from stories of the lives of a number of historical figures in the Celtic church, such as Bede, Aidan, Columba and Cuthbert, who witnessed to the power of Christ to heal and change, often in tthe lives of heathen people. What more up… Read more

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