Category Archives: American Literature

Benjamin Franklin & Sermon Free Church

I think Benjamin Franklin would have loved sermon-free church because it gets people actively involved and transforms them from passive pew-sitters to spiritual go-getters! Ben said: “I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works. I mean real good … Continue reading

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Top Ten Greatest Books

What are the world’s 10 greatest books?  Here are the top 10 books that have had the most impact on my life: 1)  The Bible:  I’ve read it almost daily for 42 years.  There have been times that I have … Continue reading

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66 Books (That Everybody Needs To Read)

There are 66 books that everybody needs to read.  These books were written by more than 40 diverse authors — rich people and poor people, intellectuals and uneducated folks.   These 66 books were written over a 1,500 year time period.  Some of these books … Continue reading

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Actor, former Senator, Fred Thompson’s Response To My Book

I ran into former Senator Fred Thompson in the airport in Washington, DC once. I handed him a copy of my book: Your Sperm Won–Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. I said: “Senator Thompson, I’d like to give … Continue reading

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A Coach And A Critic

Here’s an original poem called A Coach And A Critic.  It was originally published in my book:  Your Sperm Won — Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being.   A coach and a critic Stood side by side, Watching … Continue reading

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I Stumbled Upon Wendell Berry Quotations

As I was googling Berry Street to see what is on the net about The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, I stumbled upon Wendell Berry quotes.  I like what he says! “Every day ain’t going to be the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, King James Version

In 1611, the Bible was translated into the king’s speech (the king’s English). The King James Version was first published on May 5, 1611. It is a masterpiece of English literature and the best selling book in history. In the … Continue reading

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