Search jvpearce's books

Random books from jvpearce's library

The last battle by C. S. Lewis

Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology by Neil Postman

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Reforming marriage by Douglas Wilson

Members with jvpearce's books

Member connections

Friends: arongahagan, gcruz, jetblack87

Interesting library: blamous, challies, jimmeyleblanc

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

jvpearce's reviews

Reviews of jvpearce's books, not including jvpearce's

Helper badges

Cover Uploading

Site design selection

Use the new design

Use the old design

The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.


Leave a comment


We have similar aspirations. If/when you get to Milton (my all-time favorite poet, by the way), I would highly recommend the Norton critical edition (2nd). The notes are invaluable. I'd be happy to lend you my copy, if you'd like - I don't plan on going through PL again for another year or two. (It makes for wonderful Sunday afternoon/evening reading!)
Yes, I was a bit embarrassed to receive such a generous 'offering' this year, but I have a lot of family, and everyone knows not to bother giving me anything but books (except maybe cigars). Many of them were used and cheap, too.

I raise a toast to your 2012 reading year as well! Any particular subjects, genres, or authors you're aiming at?
The little Noll/Hatch/Marsden project The Search for Christian America is a brief and summary look at what the trio have argued in their more lengthy works for the past few decades. Because of its brevity it can seem at times a bit simplistic, but the more lengthy works are very well argued and documented if one has the time and interest. If you've already made the purchase I think it's well worth the time.

I was glad to have read Ellis' Founding Brothers just beforehand; it gave a helpful perspective on the very tumultuous (and almost ad hoc!) nature of our nation's founding, and gave at least insight into (though not excuse for) the massive disconnect between the claims of the Declaration of Independence, and the near silence about chattel slavery. If the topic of Christianity during revolutionary and civil war America is of great interest, and you have the time and desire, I found Hofstadter's Anti-Intellectualism in American Life and Hatch's The Democratization of American Christianity simply fascinating. So much upheaval in one century! First Great Awakening [1730-40s], The Revolution [1770s], 2nd Great Awakening [1820s], Civil War [1860s]. I've found these works overall to be appropriately corrective (demythologizing, really!), church-exalting (by decoupling her from the state), and all without engendering an over-reactive anti-patriotism all to common in our age group today.
Ha! Well, when Wright is good, "he's very very good, but when he's bad...he's horrid". And, for DeYoung, it's probably not a fair rating because we're reading Williamson alongside, and we're getting much more from him.
Hello Joel,

I wasn't sure who "geyejoel" was at first. I have no time anywhere in my life to post a blog but since I love to read I thought this site would be approprite as my ONLY online presence...and since I'm on the topic of websites have you checked out my favorite site below? along with

I recommended to it everyone. I hope to see you and Elizabeth soon. God bless you brother.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,666,722 books! | Top bar: Always visible