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Communism: A History of the Intellectual and Political Movement
Communism: A History of the Intellectual and Political Movement
by Richard Pipes
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Human insight into the ideology and Motivation, 30 Nov. 2015
Very succinct summary of Communism by a renowned scholar. A lot of information packed into this little tome, which does not at the same time sound hurried. What I like about it is that Daniel Pipes deals with the underlying ideologies, beliefs and motivations of it's proponents, which makes it meaningful, and human, or even human error.


The Dog Who Could Dig
The Dog Who Could Dig
by Jonathan Long
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating!, 26 Nov. 2015
This review is from: The Dog Who Could Dig (Paperback)
Captivating! My daughter who I am trying to wean of her iPad was captivated by this, so I am grateful. The illustrations are really something else. Stunning art, never seen the like before.


Summa of the Summa
Summa of the Summa
by Peter J. Kreeft
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.96

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classical introduction to Capitalistically educated Populace!, 8 Nov. 2015
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Our society has been desperately impoverished by the exclusion of classical texts from school curriculums throughout the world. If you wanted a glimpse into what may be called the classical era, then a grasp of the Summa will give you a grand insight into the spiritual maturity that has been frittered away by our generation in the 5 decades since the invention of the Pill, at the altar of consumerism. The full text of the Summa runs into 3000 pages and I have long given up hope, among he demands of raising a family of ever getting to it. So this is really and reverentially, a God-sent. Peter Kreeft is one of the most established theologians of our present times and has preserved the edited text in it's original form, with many helpful footnotes. God bless.


1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
by George Orwell
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars I summarise the book in only two words, however ..., 12 July 2015
I summarise the book in only two words, however harrowing, eye-watering, and bone-chilling: "Atheism loses". Right here on Earth, right here on Earth.


Islam in Our Backyard: A Novel Argument
Islam in Our Backyard: A Novel Argument
by Tony Payne
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Insights Indeed, 10 April 2014
Author Tony Payne is very intuitive in his assessment of Islam, its' driving forces and it's place in the world. I have read a few books on Islam now, including the Qur'an and am impressed by the ingenuity of his arguments, especially on a topic where much has been written. I do wish that he had not fallen into the trap of trying to use leverage gained by his witty insights to try to gain the upper hand in the Protestant v/s Catholicism debate, and these are the low points in the book, though they are only a few paragraphs, and I will largely overlook them, apart from saying that they suffer from the shallowness of the deposit of philosophy that was commenced by Martin Luther's ill thought-out 'sola scripturae' and 'justification by faith' which he himself repented on his death-bed. But read the book for an extremely succinct viewpoint on Islam. In fact you only really need to read the bits outlined and can really skip the storyline if it's information and apologetics that you're interested in like myself.


Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
by Manjit Kumar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof of God, 21 Feb. 2014
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I love this book, which seems to have finally accurately recorded the scientific interpretation of Quantum theory which was blurred over in the Schrodinger's Cat book by Gribbins, whether through the bias of personal philosophy or simply because it was written a decade ago I don't know. The crux of the matter is that Einstein's EPR thought experiment, the experimental basis for which was provided by Bell's theorem, and carried out in the ASPECT and subsequent experiments, meant that one of the assumptions of the theorem had to be false. Either that LOCALITY did not exist, or that REALITY did not exist. No experiment had, or has since been yet invented to choose between the two. Prominent scientists, like Einstein, and Bell himself after he heard the results of the experiments, died saying that he would give up locality, because it was counter-intuitive to think that an objective reality does not exist. Especially when we have an alternative: That is to believe that there is no locality, i e the fantastic concept that action at a distance does occur. That action that explains Young's experiment. That somehow, information can instantaneously pass between two particles at opposite ends of the Universe. Not at the speed at light, which takes billions of years. Instantaneously. Because we know that God exists, at least this is not difficult to grasp. If it feels like I am hijacking the argument to promulgate a personal philosophy, then try to provide a better explanation, there's a challenge. Fantabulous!!!
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The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross Revised Edition by Saint John of the Cross published by ICS Publications (1991)
The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross Revised Edition by Saint John of the Cross published by ICS Publications (1991)
by Saint John
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Top 5 All-Time Greatest Catholic Classic!, 18 Jan. 2014
Ascent of Mount Carmel is one of the Greatest books on spirituality ever written. This is an excellent publication of all of St John of the Cross' works. I am not sure why it is this expensive, I had bought it for around £17 over a year ago.


Preparation for Death: A Popular Abridgment
Preparation for Death: A Popular Abridgment
by St. Alfonsus Liguori
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Classic, 18 Jan. 2014
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The beauty of St Alphonsus' writing is he is so direct that he manages to keep the language simple while delivering the most profound messages. You will treasure this thrilling book, and it is not a difficult read. My other St Alphonsus favourites are The Glories of Mary, and On Prayer, find them both on Amazon, and buy if you can.


Catherine of Siena (CWS): The Dialogue (Classics of Western Spirituality Series)
Catherine of Siena (CWS): The Dialogue (Classics of Western Spirituality Series)
by OP, Suzanne Noffke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.74

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 5 All-Time Greatest Catholic Classic!, 18 Jan. 2014
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This is easily one of the top 5 catholic classics. I think that this is the only time in the history of Christianity that God has given a whole book to an individual, speaking in the first person. For this alone, it is absolutely astounding. It is like God delivering a Bible study class. It is not light reading by any means, and without sounding patronising, if you've never read anything spiritual and you only have money for one book, this is risky. If you have money for 5, then buy it and let it sit on the shelf till you're ready and aged 37 (like me), you will never regret it. See you in Heaven, God willing!


The Glories of Mary
The Glories of Mary
by Saint Alphonsus De Liguori
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.82

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Mary, 18 Jan. 2014
This review is from: The Glories of Mary (Paperback)
I rank this as the best book that I have ever read on Mary. My other favourite is 'Secret of the Rosary' by St Louis de Montford. If you want to be filled with the fire of devotion to the Holy Mother of God, close your eyes and buy it. St Alphonsus' writings are absolutely sizzling, buy his other books too: see my other reviews by clicking on my name. God bless. Don't be disheartened by the lack of reviews. Also don't ask me to explain the lack of reviews! If you want the certainty of Heaven, but are unsure how to go about it, there are few better books you could buy. St Alphonsus' literary style is simple and profound, so you need not fear the use of much technical jargon. Other great Catholic reads are St Theresa of Avila's Interior Castle, St John of the Cross Ascent of Mt Carmel, and St Catherine of Siena's Dialogue, all of varying difficulty levels.


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