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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ranger Reading

The RRR tells what he's currently reading...

On the left side of the recliner... Shelters, Shacks, And Shanties by D.C. Beard

“In 1887, when the writer was himself a bachelor, he went out into the wilderness on the shores of Big Tink Pond, upon which he built the log house shown in the sketch. At first he kept bachelor hall there with some choice spirits, not the kind you find in bottles on the barroom shelf, but the human kind who love the outdoor world and nature, or he took his parents and near relatives with him for a vacation in the woods. Like all sensible men, in the course of time he married, and then he took his bride out to the cabin in woods. At length the time came when he found it necessary to shoulder his axe and go to the woods to secure material for a new piece of furniture. He cut the young chestnut-trees, peeled them, and with them constructed a crib; and every year for the last eight years that crib has been occupied part of the season. Thus, you see, a camp of this kind becomes hallowed with the most sacred of human memories and becomes a joy not only to the builder thereof but also to the coming generation.”

On the right side of the recliner... magazines and catalogs including, The American Rifleman, Uplook, Fur-Fish-Game, Wilderness Way, The Back Up... Campmore and Sportsman's Guide.

By the computer to read during long downloads.... Knights In Athens by Edward H. Smith.

“As the night wore on, I found it increasingly difficult to differentiate between nightmares and reality. Reality could be a nightmare on occasion.”

On the kitchen table... The Holy Bible, King James version.

“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; they people shall be my people, and the God my God:”

On the left end of the couch... Great Days With The Great Lives by Charles R. Swindoll.

“We desperately need role models worth following. Authentic heroes. People of integrity. Great lives to inspire us to do better, to climb higher, to stand taller.”

Under my side of the bed... Bible Questions Answered by Pettingill.

“What is the purpose of 'the new earth?'.. It is believed by many enlightened teachers that the new earth will be the permanent home of redeemed Israel. The promise to Abraham was 'that he should be the heir of the world' (Rom. 4: 13)”

Beside the throne.... Tortured For Christ by Richard Wormbrand.

“Once the communists came to power, they skillfully used the means of seduction toward the Church. The language of love and the language of seduction are the same. The one who wishes a girl for a wife and the one who wishes her for a night in order to throw her away afterward, both say, 'I love you.'”

This list is not exhaustive. It does not include the catalogs and magazines by the throne, nor the mystery novel hidden in the file cabinet by my desk at work or the adventure novel under the seat of the car or the spy novel in the pocket of my coat... but you get the idea.


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