Saturday, February 16, 2008

Lucia Books I like to read

Here is my most recent reading list of books I've read over the last several months or so:

Salvation is from the Jews: The role of Judaism in salvation history from Abraham to the second coming by Roy H. Schoeman
I'm not sure how to summarise this book. What I found amazing, is that right in the middle of it is a section devoted to the Ideological Foundations of Nazism, which drew on material from The Poisoned Stream and the Pink Swastika, both of which can found on our books sidebar.

Schoeman also explains the "economy of perdition", how it can be observed in Nazism. For, as St Paul says: "We are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12)
The adversary draws men into sin by appealing to their vices - pride, desire for power, lust and so forth". He draws them deeper and deeper toward him and away from God by drawing them more and more deeply into sin - in this case sins against chastity, sexual perversions, sadism and murder. His power over them as individuals increases as they become more and more debauched in sin; their ability to reason and even their basic sanity dissolves away as his influence over their mind increases. Their morality spirals downward, leading both to greater and greater cruelty and sadism and also to greater and greater sexual degeneracy. They abandon anything resembling true religion, replacing it with idolatry, occultism, or outright Satanism.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand why the Jews have been targeted throughout history.

Honey from the Rock: Sixteen Jews find the sweetness of Christ by Roy H. Schoeman
The book starts with the most stunning conversion story of a Jew who didn't believe in God until he was confronted with a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most of the other conversion stories aren't as dramatic, but are still a riveting read. This book was fantastic. A couple of the conversion stories are available on Roy Schoeman's website.

My Visit to Hell by Paul Thigpen
A modern "Dante's Inferno". I was a bit worried about reading this book, but after a couple of weeks of putting it next to me to read and then not opening it, I finally took the plunge. It was surprisingly unscary, but definitely thought provoking. If you are a of the mind that an unjust God sends people to Hell, in this book you'll find out how people send themselves there.

Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin
A story based on the real diary of a Polish Countess, set in the late 1700's during the time of the French Revolution and the Polish Constitution, right before the dismemberment of Poland by the three major European powers (Russia, Austria, Prussia) of the time. Really, really interesting history bound up with the astonishingly hair raising life of the Countess.

23 comment(s):

fugley said...

Books I am currently reading, or have just completed:

Unspeak by Steven Poole, an examination of how language is used to control thought and the political discourse.

Fire in the Belly by Sam Keene, Manhood and masculinity in a post feminist age.

The God Delusion By Richard Dawkins. The title says it all, really.

Airheads by Shelly Gare, an exploration of how we are being lead by the niose by a bunch of highly educated no-hopers.

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, one of the greatest thinkers of the Elightenment. Paine debunks the myth of kingly might and sets out a way for Man to control his own destiny, freed from heriditary rulers and gods.

dad4justice said...

This from the doctor viper fugly on tbr;
"Dad, I am a doctor, I see nothing wrong with you that cannot be cured in a coffin."

fugley said...

For the clarity of other readers of this blog, here is one of d4j's erecent postings at TBR

Really fugly, you are pure venom you viper! Do you have selective memory loss you twisted unfortunate? What do you think of your despicable comment straight from the dark demonic handbook? You are an ugly internet identity and nothing can ever change that ;
“Dad, I am a doctor, I see nothing wrong with you that cannot be cured in a coffin.”

What evil makes someone say that about another human being? I hope you rot in hell you satanic creep, as there is no hope for such a hideous person !

We will meet fugly as I know who you are !!

Posted by: dad4justice | February 17, 2008 at 12:53 PM

This was then followed up by a personal email threatening violence would be done to me in my own home.

A copy of the email has been forwarded to xtra.

fugley said...

Now that's out of the way, could we return to discussing books?

Anonymous said...

The Divinity Code by Ian Wishart -
I found areas of this book difficult to follow in places, all due to my own ignorance of Biblical matters I'm afraid.

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton - I still struggle to believe that there are people out these who are so dysfunctional as human beings that they can commit such heinous crimes. I often read real crime books, a vicarious release of fear possibly.

Principles Of Refrigeration by Roy Dossat & Thomas Horan - The thermodynamic processes going on within a vapour-compression refrigeration cycle is thoroughly fascinating.

I.M Fletcher said...

Interesting reading list. The first one sounds especially interesting. I have had a discussion a few times with a Jehovah's Witness at work about the role of Israel and the Jews in today's world. He is convinced that the Jews are no longer 'God's Chosen People' since they crucified Jesus and the Good News was given to the Pagans, but I tend to disagree. God doesn't break promises.

btw, the link of the first book points to My Visit From Hell.

Lucia Maria said...

Whoops! Better fix that link!

Lucia Maria said...

Fletch, considering that the first Christians were Jewish and that the Romans crucified Jesus, your friend at work probably needs a few history lessons! I agree, God doesn't break promises.

dad4justice said...

I am reading the Divinity Code and enjoying it and I just done a quick goggle on the pus brain fugly creature and once again his lies distort the truth .

This from Smile forum;
"Yes, in my absence I have spent a lot of time among Ian Wishart's religious kooks and they have had a great many hysterical attempts at provingb the existence of jebus; why some even claim that there is a book about how he was born, lived and died and therefore the case is proven."

This creature belongs in a zoo!

Lucia Maria said...


You're not going to convince Fugley of the error of his ways if you do so in such a manner.

I would suggest ten Hail Marys and 100 pushups each time before you say something to Fugley as a means of practising self-control.

I.M Fletcher said...

Lucyna, right!
Also he keeps using the argument that the Jews and God had an agreement, they broke the agreement and so it's all off. I tell him that it's like a marriage: just because one partner is unfaithful doesn't mean the marriage is over. A promise is a promise. Romans 11 is all about the remnant of Israel and how they can be grafted back on to the tree. I showed him this but he still doesn't buy that the Jews are still God's chosen people.

Lucia Maria said...

Fletch, the OT is full of the Jews supposedly "breaking the agreement", and God working to reign them back in again. Worshipping the golden calf is a prime example. Does he think the Jews ruined God's plans by getting Jesus crucified? If he does then, he's got more problems than just thinking the agreement between God and the Jews is over. I suppose that's why he a Jehovah's Witness!

Seán said...

"...the Romans crucified Jesus"
Lucyna - bit of a technicality there?

I'm not siding with the JW, but in the Old Testament God was not so merciful all the time. If he did have an agreement, when the other side broke it, God normally treated it as null and void. And there was often a bit of a backlash!!

I.M Fletcher said...

I never used Amazon before but am buying a book from there for my mums bday. What's the best way to ship? It seems to have automatically chosen surface shipping which is 4-6 weeks to get here...

Anonymous said...

4-6 weeks is the cheapest and the default freight option. It can be suprisingly swift.
There doesn't appear to be a slower and cheaper option since theey scrubbed the 'slow boat to from china' option about 18 months ago.

I.M Fletcher said...

Thanks. Her b/day not until next month so it might be quite good timing.

Lucia Maria said...

Fletch, I've found it can take about 2 weeks for a delivery to get to me from the date they actually dispatch it (there can be a delay at that point, sometimes). It used to be faster last year (I've had a week before), but they must have decided that was too expensive. I also always choose the cheapest option for delivery, including grouping my items.

I.M Fletcher said...

Darn it. I was buying it from Amazon through another seller and i got an email this morning that they are refunding me because the book was already purchased. Maybe because it was out-of-print and the seller realised how cheap he was selling it.

Lucia Maria said...

That's annoying! Are there any other sellers of the book? I've never had that happen to me and I've bought a few second hand books through Amazon. Unfortunately, delivery can be all over the place with other suppliers - they typically take longer and are more expensive.

I.M Fletcher said...

I could get it through Amazon, but it would cost around $200. What I had ordered was about $82.00 all-up, including postage.

Lucia Maria said...

Woah! What did you order, if you don't mind my asking?

I.M Fletcher said...

Oh, a book on castles and palaces of Europe.

I.M Fletcher said...

I since got an email from the seller saying that someone from the US ordered it 17 mins before I did.

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