This brisk, page-turner of a story climaxes at Christmas. Another winner from Albom; this book just about shouts “Give me for a holiday gift.”
O'Reilly and Dugard have swallowed hook, line and sinker the gospel writers' antipathy to the Pharisees. They seem unaware that in Jesus's time the Pharisees were in fact a newish, radicalising group, trying to wrest control of the Jewish religion from the stranglehold of the Sadducees...
Although its subtitle promises to reveal “The making of a scientist,” the book delivers nothing close...The book is doubly disappointing given the high regard many readers have for the depth of his intellect.
In an effort as ambitious as it is (probably) impossible, former Vice editor Gollner (The Fruit Hunters) embarks on an epic quest to understand the nature of immortality.
...a character who comes across as completely self-absorbed and selfish. Thoroughly disenchanting: Powers' admirers would do better to reread his stories or novels.
There is an odd intemperance about the tone of this book, with vociferous assertion often replacing argument.
This writer's own story is a central theme of this gripping book. When she flew the nest at 17, Solnit was presented by her parents with a broken suitcase and a travel clock that didn't work, and they never gave her anything else again.
Mr Bullough largely succeeds in using this sad tale as a metaphor for the fate of the Soviet Union.
...the collection demands close attention and rereading, but, thankfully, the essays offer generous rewards too.
...the author pours a fervent message about love and reconciliation into a novel that makes the lesson of hope go down much more easily than it would via sermon.
Even readers who figure out the ringleader long before Tessa and Wyatt will get behind on their sleep turning pages to make sure they’re right.
Wright doesn't go out of his way to exaggerate the excesses of Scientology; each page delivers startling facts that need no elaboration. A patient, wholly compelling investigation into a paranoid “religion” and the faithful held in its sweaty grip.
Good escapist reading in the Dan Brown vein. And these writers can write.
Every work is carefully considered, and the result turns an old history lesson into a page-turner.
Within a few years you’ll realize that half of what he said was totally bogus. But the other half will stick with you, and it may even change you.
A pocket-sized pick-me-up for fans and dreamers.
Even to those who think themselves familiar with these texts, every page of "Jesus of Nazareth" will present some pearl of great value.
It will be one of the most profound books of fiction that you will ever read, simply because the truths within it are affirming, revelatory, and have the potential to be life changing.
Though fans may be dismayed at the brevity of the book, there’s more here than meets the eye.
This beautiful novella turns on who or what Mary should believe about her son’s life and death—and on a mother’s grief.