I’m finally on vacation! The phone is set to “do not disturb” for everyone but immediate family, my friend Rabbi Glenn is filling the pulpit for me this Sunday (he’s promised to “introduce subtle heresies” to give me a challenge when I get back), and my wife and I just got back from a trip “up North” to celebrate our anniversary. My brain is in low power mode, so I’m not going to write a review right now. However, to keep this blog at least slightly active, here are my book finds from our anniversary trip…a blend of classics, pulp SF&F, a history book, etc. found at several different antique/junk/book shops:

And, as a bonus, here’s a picture of Frank the bear who accompanies us on our trips up North:

5 thoughts on “Vacation Finds (and Frank the Bear)

  1. Maugham? I guess you’re one of those people who like his stuff?
    I read some Potok in highschool and it really affected me, in a good way. Has made me extremely leery of trying it now though as I have nothing but fantastic memories of both of those books you show.

    And finally. A rabbi? How does that even work?


    1. I’ve only ever read Maugham once and thought it was so-so… liked his style but not necessarily his plot.

      I’ve read the Chosen before and really appreciated it so looking forward to a second sampling of Potok.

      He’s a Christian Rabbi (Congregation Shema Yisrael, a Messianic synagogue in Detroit metro area) with a longtime relationship with our church. A great guy and has been one of my “go to” sources as I’ve been preaching through the book of Revelation (too many commentators take a replacement theology approach with which I strongly disagree)

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      1. Good luck with Maugham. I read “Of Human Bondage” and will never read another by him again 🙂

        If you review Potok’s stuff, I’d be interested to see how it holds up to an adult view of the world.

        Gotcha. I wondered, but since you hadn’t specified, wasn’t sure if you were drinking the ecumenical koolaid.
        I’m with you on disagreeing with Replacement Theology.

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