Tag Archive | Religion

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion

This book was a fascinating look into the life of the prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, as written and detailed by a non-Muslim, author Robert Spencer. I like it because it gave me a better insight into the religion of Islam, its historical beginnings, and as with all religions, some of the extreme fringes that […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? : 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina

This is a little bit different of a type of book than what I typically read, being that I am still a “card-carrying Christian man of faith”, but I do notice the world around me, and I have noticed the influence of the church waning especially in today’s social climate. And also, in looking around […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free by Charles Pierce

This was an interesting book, hilarious at times, in which the author, Charles Pierce, literally pokes fun at some of the myths, folklore and long sustaining beliefs that have made of this country. Of course, it’s easiest to make fun of the conservatives for the way that they tend to want to “conserve” the way […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology by John Sweeney

This was a very interesting book, about the Church of Scientology, and some of his famous members (Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Leah Remini, Ann Archer, and several others. The author, John Sweeney, a reporter for BBC, really got under the skin of a lot of the leaders for the Church of Scientology, by persistently and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – One Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres

Wow!… I mean, Double Wow!!! This was an excellent, fascinating and fantastic book to read. I know that the story of Jim Jones and Jonestown, has been told many times, in books, made-for-TV movies and documentaries, but this book tops them all! The author, Julia Sheeres, really helps us to envision exactly what it must’ve […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Awaken the Leader Within: How the Wisdom of Jesus Can Unleash Your Potential

I thought this is a very insightful book about leadership, especially comparing it to Jesus’ leadership style, one of self-motivation, vision, courage, dependence on God. Also, this particular leadership style shows how to nurture vision in others, make wise decisions, build a team, and put others first. We don’t see a lot of this type […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Black Death: The History and Legacy of the Middle Ages Deadliest Plague by Charles River Editors

It is estimated that approximately 50% of the population in Europe died during the black plague.  The Black Plague ravaged Europe for about four years, and during that time, approximately 70% of the Mediterranean countries populations died, and about 25% of the northern European countries died. The Late Middle Ages had seen a rise in […]