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    Here's a thread to recommend a book, classic or not, to other posters.

    I'll start it off with one of my top ten favorites. 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand.

    It's a fictional philosophical book about a dystopian United States and the people who refuse to be exploited by society.

    I've read this novel a few times in my life and am currently reading it again. Warning to all. It's not a light read. It's long, deep and philosophical. But definitely worth it. Absolute classic.

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    separate peace john knowles

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    One of the best books ever:

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    Melanie Philips "The World Turned Upside Down."

    From Amazon:
    In The World Turned Upside Down, Melanie Phillips explains that the basic cause of this explosion of irrationality is the slow but steady marginalization of religion. We tell ourselves that faith and reason are incompatible, but the opposite is the case. It was Christianity and the Hebrew Bible, Phillips asserts, that gave us our concepts of reason, progress, and an orderly world on which science and modernity are based.
     
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    In the vein of this forum, a wonderful book:

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    Steven Waldman, Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America [Hardcover]

    From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Various American evangelicals have claimed the founding fathers as believing and practicing Protestants who intended America to be a Christian nation. Secularists, on the other hand, see in the same historical record evidence that the founders were often Deists at best. Both views are grossly oversimplified, argues Waldman, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com. In this engaging, well-researched study, Waldman focuses on the five founding fathers who had the most influence on religion's role in the state&#8212;Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Adams and Madison&#8212;and untangles their complex legacy. They were certainly diverse in religiosity, with Jefferson a self-diagnosed heretic, for instance, and Washington a churchgoing Anglican who was silent on points of doctrine and refrained from taking communion. All, however, were committed to the creation of religious freedom in the new nation. Waldman deserves kudos for systematically debunking popular myths: America was not primarily settled by people seeking religious freedom; the separation of church and state did not result from the activism of secularists, but, paradoxically, from the efforts of 18th-century evangelicals; and the American Revolution was as much a reaction against European theocracy as a struggle for economic or political freedom. Waldman produces a thoughtful and remarkably balanced account of religion in early America.
     
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    salvation on sand mountain dennis covington.....he studes pentacostal serpent handlers to the point the begins to handle serpents. easy read

    i have read several books on this.
     

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