@Rhamlin I read Hornblower a couple years ago for the first time since I was 12. It aged pretty well. Try the Aubrey-Maturin books by Patrick O'Brian next if you like Napoleonic sea battles. It's Hornblower for grown-ups. He died before he could actually finish the series, though. Still, I felt satisfied by the end.
"I don't see a conflict between science and creation. Genesis and Science tell the exact same story, just in different terms." There seem to be many who cannot believe in any God that's smarter than they are. Just my observation.
Killing Jesus, by Bill O'Reilly. It is written from an historical point of view about the life and death of Jesus Christ. It's very interesting learning about the politics of the time.
Just finished the Hornblower series. Thanks to @CalvinAndHobo Well I got one more anyway. It should be waiting for me at home. Right now I’m finishing up with Wilderness Empire by Allan W Eckert. The follow up book to The frontiersman but it actually takes place first. Both great books.
@Martel, it seems you and I are very close in our theology. I really get not discussing certain things with some people. There are many good people who cannot tolerate the slightest inquiry concerning the rigid dogma they've been taught. Their conviction is fragile and I wouldn't want to shake them off their foundation. I can see it in their eyes when I say things like "I don't see a conflict between science and creation. Genesis and Science tell the exact same story, just in different terms." There seem to be many who cannot believe in any God that's smarter than they are. Just my observation.
Just started the very last book in the Hornblower series. Then starting Masters and Commanders.
Well Well WellThere are actually people on here who CAN read, AND Comprehend.That was a great series of posts. Thanks.But I must add my little insight. Almost became an Episcopalian Father/Priest/Minister. One of the Most Reverend Fathers (this guy was a hoot, one of the funniest people I have ever known) (and he never cussed) suggest I study indigenous (of the world, not just the US) peoples religions, it was an eye opener. Of courses this led to studying cult religions. It is not hard to define what is a cult religion at all. I don't argue about religions anymore, and believe myself to be "Christian", I just do not like or follow the rigidness of any church. What I believe in, is in me, and I don't have to be reminded to offer help to someone who needs it. To the science part, I whole hardily agree. It had to start somewhere, and it did not happen overnight. Why is it so hard to believe that evolution had a helping hand?