"Philosophers are the Patriarchs of heretics" – Tertullian
I trash them if they look to be rubbish. Such a book arrived today:
I think you’re supposed to return them to the publisher if you’re not going to review them.
i would if i had requested it. or agreed to review it sight unseen. but when books show up out of the blue, with no request in advance or agreement for a review, my long standing policy is to ditch them if they aren’t any good. i don’t feel obligated to spend time working on a review of a garbage volume. nor do i feel compelled to pay postage to have it returned.
The amazon author bio. Truly multi talented.
The author graduated summa cum laude from Houston Baptist University with a double major in chemistry and biology. His collegiate activities included singing in a college choir, participating on the college track team as a sprinter (he received an athletic scholarship after joining the track team as a walk-on), acting (including the lead male role in a play), taking piano lessons (he taught piano lessons while in high school and was asked to play the piano in the college honor recital during his freshman year), playing chess, taking classes in archery and kung fu, and fraternity activities including intramural flag football. He was published in the college’s literary magazine and enjoyed writing poetry. During summers he worked as a lifeguard at a public swimming pool in Houston.
After college, the author received a degree in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and acquired a license to practice medicine. He was commissioned to Nalerigu, Ghana as a missionary and received the necessary immunizations, but he had enlisted as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve while in medical school, and the government of Ghana would not approve his VISA to enter the country. With the door to Africa closed, the author returned to school to pursue further education, first matriculating as a graduate student at Bob Jones University to obtain advanced communications training. At Bob Jones University he took classes including public speaking, voice (singing lessons), and advanced acting. He was again active in a fraternity and participated in school-sponsored snow skiing and white water rafting.
After completing his studies at Bob Jones University, the author married a girl he met at a church in South Carolina and then he returned to Houston. In Houston he enrolled at Gulf Coast Bible College (now Mid-America Christian University) to study New Testament Greek. He and his wife opened a private medical practice, and he also served as the college nurse. The medical services provided by the author and his wife resulted in premier discoveries regarding the environment and health, with a glimpse of those discoveries appearing in Houston’s two primary newspapers and on public television. Then he was called to active duty in the U.S. military.
Following officer indoctrination training in Corpus Christi, Texas, the author served at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and received an honorable discharge. He and his wife then returned to Texas and opened a medical practice in a small town in the hill country–a town that had been without a physician for twenty-five years. While practicing medicine in the hill country, the author wrote poems that were published in his home town’s local newspaper and he also composed music that was performed by a church choir that he directed. His wife became pregnant with their son while they were in Texas, and then their son was born in the state they now call home, namely Tennessee. The author and his wife were further blessed with a daughter who was conceived in Hawaii. The author is presently living in Tennessee with his wife and daughter, and his son and daughter-in-law likewise reside in Tennessee.
The author is passionate about his writing and aspires to take up the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
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