Sunday, June 05, 2016

The Last Days of Night, a novel by Graham Moore

I read this through The book will be published in September 2016.

This historical/scientific evidence/business thriller set in the late 19th century focuses on the battle over the burgeoning science of electricity waged between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nikola Tesla. The protagonist is a young attorney who is surprisingly hired by Westinghouse to battle Edison's 300+ suits against his company over the light bulb. The battle expands to encompass alternating versus direct current and goes on from there. And it is all fascinating and deftly told with compelling characters, almost all of whom are based on real people and real history. I understand a movie deal has already been struck, and I am looking forward to it. The author earlier wrote The Sherlockian, which I also enjoyed. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Must read for mainline church leaders: Do Something Else

Looking forward to this: Alex Raymond is one of my favorite artists of all time

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Passionate Jesus: What we can learn from Jesus about love, fear, grief, joy and living authentically

The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Vietnam Sea

Thursday, October 01, 2015

UM Com 1

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Sandbreeze Escape - Kindle edition by Peter M. Wallace. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

The Sandbreeze Escape - Kindle edition by Peter M. Wallace. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

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They're a normal family trying to cope with the increasing stresses of life. The Vaughan family of Atlanta, Georgia (Mark and Cassie; Scott, 12; Sherry, 9; Shane, 6) just need a vacation--an escape. But Mark Vaughan's job responsibilities and the family's lack of funds seem to preclude such a getaway...until a vacation at a luxurious Florida resort called Sandbreeze is offered free of charge in a perplexing letter that is obviously not a sales ploy. Who is their benefactor?

After a frustrating drive to the Florida coast, the family is ready for their relaxing week in the sun. But when they arrive at Sandbreeze, they discover an abandoned, unfinished construction project with no one around--except for a strange man lurking in the swampy cattails nearby--and a note with instructions to check into room 37.

Exhausted and frustrated, they decide to spend the night and find another place the next day. It's a night they'll never forget. And they're only just beginning on a shocking and life-threatening adventure that can only bring them closer and increase their faith--if they survive.

The Sandbreeze Escape is a thrilling family adventure that reveals the importance of love and faith to survive in the world. Through humor, excitement, and a crackling plot, author Marsden Wallace takes you on an escape you'll never forget--one that can change your own life as well.