Category: Book-Review

Christian Mindset, Book-Review, Christianity, Spiritual Life

Book Review: The Mountain of Silence by K. Markides

Kyriacos C Markides, The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality (New York: Doubleday, 2001). Kyriacos Markides, a professor of sociology, spent several years studying mysticism and shamanistic practices in several monastic type communities. He’s written several books on these topics, this particular book is about his experiences with Father Maximos on Mt. Athos. …

Book-Review, Christianity, Spiritual Life

Book Review Pt 1: The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

This is part one of a multi-part review of The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis. The Four Loves: Introduction Lewis, Clive Staples. The Four Loves. London: Fontana, 1964. In Lewis’ book on the kinds and nature of love he starts the book by distinguishing between Need-love (like a small child for its mother) and Gift-love (like a …

Book-Review, Mindset

Book Review: Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich

Introduction Mike Cernovich is a civil rights lawyer, though I do not think he practices any longer. He’s considered a controversial figure. I don’t really care about that. A person could be utterly terrible, but it does not change the merit of their arguments or the truth value of their claims. I first came across …

Book-Review, Mindset

Review of Mindset by Carol Dweck

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck This is a review and appreciation of Carol Dweck’s book on mindset. The topic of mindset is important to me because I’m a teacher and I often struggle with my own sense of melancholy and of having a static self. The negatives: The worst part about …

Book-Review, Mindset

Review: The Curse of the High IQ

The Book Clarey, Aaron. The Curse of the High Iq. , 2016. This was an interesting book. I read it after a recommendation by Ed Latimore, who said that the author really helped him. The Bad It was good, but I was frustrated by it for two reasons: It described a lot of my life experiences and …

Book-Review, Christianity, Culture

Ancient Sexual Ethics

“For traditional societies, social justice, and not sexual conduct, is the basis for morality. Consequently, teaching dealing with virginity, marriage, divorce, infidelity, adultery, promiscuity, and rape are concerned not only with the sexual relationships of individuals or couples, but also with the social and economic relationships between the households in the village as a whole.” …