Love Story (The Baxter Family Book 1) (Karen Kingsbury)

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Love Story (The Baxter Family Book 1)

“From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters, which tells the story of how John and Elizabeth first fell in love.

From the day they met, John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love. Their whirlwind romance started when they were young college students and lasted nearly thirty years—until Elizabeth died of cancer.

So when John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with Elizabeth for his grandson Cole’s heritage project, he’s not sure he can do it. Continue reading…

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Anonymous)

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

“Curious book created in Russia and published at the beginning of the 20th century. The book describes a plan to achieve global domination by the Jewish people. Following its publication, a series of articles printed in The Times in 1921 revealed that much of the material was directly plagiarized from earlier works of political satire unrelated to Jews.”

New Books Playground says: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a book we don’t know what to think of. Continue reading…

Highlights from The Jewish State (Theodor Herzl)

Taking over the meiert​.com series, here are some snippets and highlights from Theodor Herzl’s The Jewish State (1896).

Emphasis as it appears in the original work may be missing, and our own edits, though marked, may be broad. Important: By sharing these highlights we neither endorse nor recommend respective authors and their views. Assume that we know little of the authors, and that we have nuanced views on the matter—as with all our book recommendations.

The Jewish State

[…] the childish error that commodities pass from hand to hand in continuous rotation.

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The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in an Age of Miracles and Magic (Robert C. Knapp)

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The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in an Age of Miracles and Magic

“Ordinary people of antiquity interacted with the supernatural through a mosaic of beliefs and rituals. Exploring everyday life from 200 BCE to the end of the first century CE, Robert Knapp shows that Jews and polytheists lived with the gods in very similar ways. Traditional interactions provided stability even in times of crisis, while changing a relationship risked catastrophe for the individual, his family, and his community. However, people in both traditions did at times leave behind their long-honored rites to try something new. Continue reading…