Sunday 9 September 2012

When I Was a Child I Read Books

Finished September 8
When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

This collection of essays by the writer Marilynne Robinson shows her dedication to detail, with constant references to facts over opinions and evidence of an amazing breadth of knowledge. Robinson shows her grasp of history, politics, religion, and literature in this volume. She has criticism for the failure of education in current society and how that leads to the current political and economic situation. She shows how many who tout themselves as religious don't actually follow the deeper tenets of the Bible. Throughout she backs her statements up with facts, using quotations and citations to make her points.
This is a book to read slowly and thoughtfully, to ponder, to reflect on. To enjoy.

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