Hello again to my gentle readers. Gumshoe is with you as we all find our own way through our present quarantined lives of “quiet desperation” (to borrow a thought from Henry David Thoreau).
I have found myself decimating my stack of “books to read” at a fast pace as I eagerly await my next shipment of new reading foddering en route from Amazon. My recent reading list has included:
Graham Green’s, “ The Power and the Glory”; Eric Metaxa’s, “Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” along with his book “Amazing Grace” about William Wilberforce; E. B. Sledge’s, “With the Old Breed”; John M. Barry’s, “The Great Influenza”; a few “Krav Maga” books (just for fun and exercise) by David Kahn.
I highly recommend all of these books that inspired me to learn about individuals who faced personal challenges and sacrifices during “the times that try men’s souls” (to borrow from my fellow patriot Thomas Paine).
Note: The Krav Maga books satisfy my reptilian brain to search & destroy evildoers. My garage kick-bag has paid the price!
Just some suggested random reads, my friends. Remember to love the ones who love you and even to love the ones who don’t.
Great suggestions Danny
Glad you agree Larry. A good book is like a good friend – both cherished regardless of age or of circumstance. Thanks for commenting Larry & Happy Easter to you and yours!
Thank you Danny. I read, or should I say I listened to Eric Metaxa’s Bonhoeffer. It was superb. I had never heard of this remarkable man who could have stayed in the United but made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat evil. Everyone should learn about what he did. I had a client long ago who was learning Krav Maga. The Israelis know what they are doing.💖
Thanks Darlene for your comment about Dietrich Bonhoeffer – a courageous soul indeed. Krav Maga is serious business when your life is at stack and your survival instincts kick-in. Happy Easter to you and yours.
Happy Easter Danny and to Lynn also!💖
Thanks for the recommended list. I’ll check them out as I’m an avid reader too.
Your very welcome my fellow “book worm” Ken!
Thank you so much for this list Danny.. I will screen shot and add it to my list… I’m the worst at keeping up These days, but that’s ok. I like a Personal referral over an advertisement any day. It helps to have a goto list when the time comes.
I don’t know why but I just thought of a book.. maybe I’m meant to mention it too you.. “ A hundred years of solitude” Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is profound indeed.
Happy Friday to you and have a blessed Easter! Paula
Thanks for your gracious comment Paula and your reading recommendation. Soon we shall declare in blessed thanks: “He has risen! Risen indeed!” Blessings to you and yours.
Blessings to you and yours too ! 🙏
This is a timely, uplifting and goal oriented article dear Danny, one that hopefully will give many who are readers a new subject to focus on that will increase their knowledge and inject greater Wisdom into their every day life.
You are my main inspiration wifey!