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PostSubject: Book recommendations   Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:35 pm

Greetings,

Here is where you can recommend good quality books that provide resources for other forum members that are pertinent to the forum purpose.

I recommend "The Seven Myths of Gun Control" by Richard Poe to start off. It does a very good job exposing the erroneous gun-control thinking. A very valuable asset to our cause.

With joy and peace in Christ,
Jay Lauser

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:46 am

well, I have some recommended reads that are not optional if you are interested in politics.

The U.S. Constitution
The Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Independence
Federal Papers
Anti-Fderal Papers
and The Rights of Man

P.S. This is also required for Pactrick Henry reading list.
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:58 am

Peter G. wrote:
well, I have some recommended reads that are not optional if you are interested in politics.

The U.S. Constitution
The Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Independence
Federal Papers
Anti-Fderal Papers
and The Rights of Man

P.S. This is also required for Pactrick Henry reading list.

Peter,

I have read the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence many times. I have not got around to the others, except the Federalist Papers, which I am currently reading. Have you read The Rights of Man? I have not, but from what I know, it sounds contrary to a biblical understanding of government and and society. What do you know about it?

With joy and peace in Christ,
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:43 am

not much, sorry. however, it was on the list of books to read before going to pactrick henry, so I believe there must be a really good reason. has anyone actually read "the rights of man"? thanks in advance.

Jay: I have only read the declaration and the constitution my self, but most of the others I've heard of. and I plan on reading them.
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:45 pm

Peter G. wrote:
well, I have some recommended reads that are not optional if you are interested in politics.

The U.S. Constitution
The Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Independence
Federal Papers
Anti-Fderal Papers
and The Rights of Man

P.S. This is also required for Pactrick Henry reading list.

Love this list! Actually, I've read them all already but they are all great works to read; they really enlighten you and help you to understand government and history.

As to "The Rights of Man". Jay, you are partically right, it is certainly not written from a Biblical point of view all the way through but it does discussion some Biblical ideals throughout it. The main jest of it is Thomas Paine contridicting Burke's ideas about government, revolutions, religion, and all kinds of stuff in between. In my opinion, this book not only provides you with several different views on a government system but it also allows you to see what the people see government as. The book relies on the government system being supported mainly by reason and the intelligence of man. However, Paine does recognize that there is a God though he never states out right that God is THE God. If you get nothing else out of it other then a better understanding of government and law, it is still worthwhile to read.

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:40 am

Greetings,

Due to some discussion on here about Thomas Paine's "The Rights of Man," I did a bit of research into him on Wallbuilders (shame on you if you are not familiar with them). Here is a letter from Benjamin Franklin to Paine about one of Paine's writings; the page includes a description of the other Founding Father's opinion of Paine. I do not recommend spending time reading Paine, it could cause pain to your worldview. Wink Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:31 pm

hey, for those that have read the rights of man, could you give like your own version of a synopsis of the book? that way we could see what it is really like.
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:41 am

Greetings,

Here are some more books that are awesome. By the way, I do not recommend books lightly. These really are really good!

How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie (absolutely necessary for good communication)
Courage - Edwin Louis Cole (mainly for guys)
God, Man, And Law: The Biblical Principles - Herbert W. Titus
Freeman - the Foundation for Economic Education
Socialism - Ludwig Von Mises
Ideas Have Consequences - Richard M. Weaver
The Myth Of The Robber Barons - Burton W. Folsom, JR.

Good ones to get if you can. I have read most of them, the rest I am working on. I will probably think of more later.

With joy and peace in Christ,
Jay Lauser

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May I never forsake abiding in Him, and may His ways never cease to thrive within my heart, for He only is my strength and hope.
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:25 am

If you want to learn more about the early post Constitution years, all of its battles, key players, issues in contention, etc., then I would highly recommend "The Federalist Era" by John C. Miller. It's a great and informative read, but its best quality is that it establishes a solid foundation for understanding how we have arrived where we are…how our country has been shaped. It’s not a long read either, about 300 pages if I remember correctly.
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:55 pm

Greetings,

I just finished reading another really good book about biblical law and its applications. It is very well written and very pertinent to our topic at hand.

Ethics and God's Law: an Introduction to Theonomy -- by William O. Einweichter

I will probably have more books to recommend in the near future. My main homeschooling curriculum consists of reading. Smile

With joy and peace in Christ,
Jay Lauser

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May I never forsake abiding in Him, and may His ways never cease to thrive within my heart, for He only is my strength and hope.
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:25 am

Einwechter is good. I would recommend the following authors:

Bahnsen, Greg
Rushdoony
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:00 am

Any specific books by them?

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:41 pm

Sir Emeth Mimetes wrote:
Any specific books by them?


Rushdoony:
The Institutes of Biblical Law

Law & Liberty


Bahnsen:
Theonomy in Christian Ethics

By This Standard: The Authority of God's Law Today

No Other Standard: Theonomy and Its Critics


visit the Chalcedon Institute on line

and read my blog, of course... altho I sometimes get off topic Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:27 pm

I also recommend reading the Mayflower Compact, and the Constitution, but especially the Declaration of Independence. For those who want to start a new nation, this is an absolute must read on the subject.

I also recommend:
Never Before in History- Amos and Gardiner. (This book chronicles the ideas and process behind America's founding.)

Wit and Wisdom of the American Presidents; A Book of Quotations- Edited by Joslyn Pine (A short book of quotes from each president up to President Clinton including humorous, pithy, and insightful quotes.)

American Legacy; The United States Constitution and other Essential Documents of American Democracy (This small pamphlet is filled with a rich resource of historical documents about government including the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, speeches by Hamilton, Jay, Madison, Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Marshall, Lincoln, Anthony, Roosevelt, and many others.)

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:01 am

In addition to what we have here, I found a few more that will be great.

Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
Great talk about worldviews. In the midst of reading.

From Tyndale to Madison How the Death of an English Martyr Led to the American Bill of Rights. By Michael Farris
Great talk about how Tyndale lead to the Bill of Rights. In the midst of reading.

And by the way, are we allowed to post books that would help with worldview? or just books that deal with politics/government?

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:26 am

Peter G. wrote:
In addition to what we have here, I found a few more that will be great.

Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
Great talk about worldviews. In the midst of reading.

From Tyndale to Madison How the Death of an English Martyr Led to the American Bill of Rights. By Michael Farris
Great talk about how Tyndale lead to the Bill of Rights. In the midst of reading.

And by the way, are we allowed to post books that would help with worldview? or just books that deal with politics/government?

In Christ,
Peter G.

Peter,

Thanks for those recommendations! Books that deal with worldviews are fine, if you mention that that is what they are. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:35 am

If it is okay to post books on worldview, I would also like to recommend:

True For You But Not For Me by Paul Copan

Why Good Arguments Often Fail by James W. Sire

One Minute Answers to Skeptics Top Forty Questions by Charlie H. Campbell

and Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:57 am

Quick question, who is the book The The Magna Carta by? I had a few confliciting results...
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:10 am

Ghosticka wrote:
Quick question, who is the book The The Magna Carta by? I had a few confliciting results...

The Magna Carta is not a book. It was a document that changed history written in 1215. It was kind of like a constitution, but not quite. Do some more research! It is a very rewarding study.

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:17 pm

If you would like to read the Magna Carta, here is a link to which you can read the document online.

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:20 pm

Did you forget the link?
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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:25 pm

Ghosticka wrote:
Did you forget the link?

Click on the word 'here' in my post. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:52 am

I recommend the entire Uncle Eric Series by Richard Maybury. They are easy to read and understand. They will help you to build a good paradigm of how the world works.

This is what he says at the beginning of most books: "For reasons I do not understand, writers today are supposed to be objective. Few disclose [their] view points or opinions... I do not adhere to this standard and make no pretense of being objective. I am biased in favor of liberty, free markets, international neutrality and proud of it. ... I call it "Juris naturalism", meaning the belief in a natural law that is higher than any government's law."

All the books are helpful, but for our purposes, I would start with:

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (About economics) And

Whatever Happened to Justice?


I haven't yet had the opportunity to read Whatever Happened to Justice, but from the other books I've read, I think it will be helpful. (We are hoping to borrow it from some friends soon, so I will be able to tell you more about it soon Smile )

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PostSubject: Re: Book recommendations   Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:12 am

I've read the Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?. Great book on the basics of economics. Though if I remember right, it still only goes over a little of the overall "picture" of economics. So if you want to learn the basics of economics I'd read this then read more complicated books. (Or ask people on this forum. Very Happy)

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