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Subject: Suggestions for books for my father
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 5:45 PM ET
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My father has recently really gotten into reading.  The books he has read are: The Last Oracle, Blasphemy, The Jesus Papers and Holy Blood Holy Grail.  He has recently bought: The Last Pope, The Santuary and The Judas Straw.  I would like to make him a book basket for Christmas.   Does anyone have any suggestions for books that I can get him?




Date Posted: 9/2/2008 6:04 PM ET
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any of marek halter books.  They are historical fiction of people form the Bible

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 6:55 PM ET
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Not to tout my own shelf, but I have a book similar to his likes:  The Secret Supper (and see the deal listed below, too, if interested...).

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 7:11 PM ET
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On my shelf:

Jesus: The Evidence, by Ian Wilson

The Messiah Code, by Michael Corda

Secrets of the Code

Daughter of God, by Lewis Perdue

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 7:41 AM ET
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The Religion, about Malta and the Knights of St John the Baptist versus the Moslems (15th century)

Thomas Costain's historical fiction: Silver Chalice, Below the Salt, Darkness and the Dawn to name 3

Eric Flint: 1632, 1812

SM Stirling Peshawar Lancers, Conquistadore

Michael Jecks The Last Templar


Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:55 AM ET
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The Year of Living Biblically


Date Posted: 9/3/2008 11:45 AM ET
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He might enjoy Steven Saylor's books       http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/S_Authors/Saylor_Steven.html


or Labyrinth by Kate Mosse     http://www.amazon.com/Labyrinth-Kate-Mosse/dp/0425213978/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220456684&sr=1-2

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 10:22 AM ET
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These are not fiction but my husband (who rarely finishes a book) LOVES anything by Brian McLaren such as The Secret Life of Jesus and Generous Orthodoxy.

I'm currently reading Christ the Lord Out of Egypt by Anne Rice (who typically writes vampire and witch series novels) and so far it's really good! It starts with Jesus at age 7. I am a VERY slow reader and I just started it last night and I'm already in the middle of chapter 4. Normally I would read one or two chapters a day of a book and that's all so hopefully this says alot. :)

Another excellent christian fiction book is Redeeming Love but it's probably way too girly and mushy for your dad but it's written by Francine Rivers and she is an excellent writer.. she also has a series that includes books such as The Warrior and The Priest, look those up and you'll find the series. She really is a great writer!

Good luck to you and good for your father! I have been trying to get my dad to read forever but he just doesn't get into it.


Subject: Suggestions for Books for my father
Date Posted: 9/13/2008 12:47 AM ET
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I really like The Source by James A. Michener, The Haj, by Leon Uris The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancy, and Exodus by Leon Uris,   Those are the ones that come immediately to mind.  Excellent reads all.

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 8:59 AM ET
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My dad has similar taste in books and he loved Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King.

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Date Posted: 9/13/2008 12:11 PM ET
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The Rule of Four was excellent!  Not biblical as much as historical, language-codebreaking, etc.  He may also like Stephen Berry's boks.

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 2:23 PM ET
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Bookreporter.com has some good suggestions for fathers to read.