Seven Pillars to Improve Your Health

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At the end of last year, I read Don Colbert’s The Seven Pillars of Health: The Natural Way to Better Health for Life. Due to time constraints and holiday busyness, I didn’t review the book here. However, I found it beneficial to remind myself of these 7 important areas, and thought it helpful to list the [...]

Top 10 Books of 2012

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I wasn’t sure if I would make it to my final goal, but I finished book #100 for the year on December 21, and closed out the year with 101 books read (not including the books I read to/with my children). It is difficult to say how much these 101 books shaped my life, but [...]

Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 Results

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Goodreads recently announced their 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards, books nominated and voted for by Goodreads readers. 1,156,852 votes were cast, and a top book was listed in each of 20 categories. Of the twenty winners, I only read two this past year: Elizabeth the Queen, for History & Biography, and Quiet, for Nonfiction. (But I did [...]

Reading 2012: Jesus Made in America

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If ever there was a case in which you should not judge a book by its cover, Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History from the Puritans to “The Passion of the Christ,” would be a classic example. Though the cover art leaves you thinking it’s going to be a pop-theology book or Jon Acuff-style book [...]

Reading 2012: Born to Run

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When his knee continually bothered him while running, journalist Christopher McDougall wasn’t satisfied with the answers doctors and specialists were giving him. Orthotics and spring-loaded shoes weren’t solving his conundrum, and it didn’t make sense that he should need to give up running altogether. So he did what any good journalist would do, and set out [...]