Friday, January 11, 2019

Reading - Enchanter

Enchanter by Vladimir Nabokov

A middle-aged, well-off, outwardly respectable man sits on a part bench, contemplating the depths of his 'murky soul' and his obsession with young girls.  When he spies a coltish, russet-haired beauty on a roller skates, he makes it his mission to seduce her, even if he must marry her ailing mother to do so.  Planning his every move with the precision and coolness of a chess player, he ultimately choreographs his own downfall.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Reading - A Second Shot of Coffee with Jesus

A Second Shot of Coffee with Jesus by David Wilkie

A Comic Strip

The wildly popular online comic Coffee with Jesus, described by Library Journal as offering "disarmingly funny reflections on human failings and faith," is back with a venti-sized second volume. Find yourself in your favorite characters, and laugh with Jesus at the absurdities of our world and the ways we walk in it. Follow your favorite characters as they honestly engage with Jesus about their successes and failures and wants and needs, effectively showing what conversation with God―or prayer―might look like. These poignant and pointed visual vignettes are rife with good theology and will have you laughing for days.