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Scary Close. Donald Miller. 226 pgs. Nelson Books. Matt Trotman Business Administration, Spring ’18 28 October 2017 Scary Close was the best book that I read this past summer, and I hope you all get the chance to read it too! In this book, Donald Miller gets to the heart

The Book Thief. Markus Zusak. 552 pp. Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Rachel Ishak Social Work, Fall ‘2017 11 October 2017.   Liesel Meminger, a young German girl, is sent to live with foster parents Rosa and Hans in Nazi Germany. While settling into her foster home, Hans teaches Liesel to
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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith.  Rosaria Butterfield. 208 pp. Crown and Covenant Publications, 2014. Rosaria Butterfield, previous Syracuse University English professor, advisor of Syracuse’s Queer organization, and former lesbian wrote this autobiographical account detailing her abandonment of her secular lifestyle and
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Place Matters, Coz Crosscombe and Bill Krispin, 230 pp. CLC Publications, 2017.   Planting a church requires guidance and vision. Serving in a church requires guidance and vision. But what exactly does that vision entail? It certainly requires biblical teaching and godly wisdom, but what that looks like is different
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The World is Not Ours to Save. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson. 220 pp. InterVarsity Press, 2013.   Tyler Wigg-Stevenson describes his early adulthood in such a way that would describe many Cairn students now: young and eager, seeing evil in the world and making it his personal mission to solve it. Passionately

The Savage Detectives. Roberto Bolano. 610 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007. 2666. Roberto Bolano. 912pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008.   By Daniel Meier English major, philosophy minor, ’18. March 30, 2017.   “Life left us all where we were meant to be or where it was convenient to

Little Women. Louisa May Alcott. 546 pp. Grosset & Dunlap, 1947, 1868.   By Madison Errichetti. Secondary Math Education, Fall ’17.   March 25, 2015   Two years ago on March 25th I finished reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for the first time. Since then, I have reread

Lone Survivor. Marcus Luttrell. 390 pp. Little, Brown, 2007. By Rachel Ishak. Social Work, Fall ‘17.   If you desire to read a compelling book that accurately portrays the heroism soldiers display in the face of very real danger and demonstrates why Americans must express their gratitude to these brave

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea. Melissa Fleming. 274 pp. Flatiron Books, 2017. By Erin Ensinger Adjunct Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences March 22, 2017   Last week, while Cairn students headed home for spring break, Syrians marked the sixth anniversary of a civil war that has

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