Encore: look for this basic pro-life reference book

This post was originally published on Leaven for the Loaf on May 4, 2012. The text has been edited. Voices of Post-Abortive Women Aborted Women: Silent No More by David C. Reardon. 1987: Crossway Books, ISBN 0891074511.  Reissued 2002: Elliot Institute, ISBN 0964895722 I have the older edition on my shelf. It was the first thing I… Read More Encore: look for this basic pro-life reference book

Basic Books: an MLK classic

I found Why We Can’t Wait in a cardboard box at someone’s used-book sale a few years ago. I pounced on the little Signet paperback because it was by Martin Luther King Jr., not about him, free of celebrity blurbs and explanatory essays by scholars. King wrote it in 1963-64, in the midst of civil rights ferment, to explain the movement… Read More Basic Books: an MLK classic

Basic Books: a pro-choice journalist uncovers the down side of sex-selection

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl (2011: PublicAffairs/Perseus Book Group, eISBN 978-1-586-48991-5) What can a pro-choice science journalist do when she sees a Chinese classroom with a surprisingly large proportion of boys? Mara Hvistendahl started asking questions, and she wound up going all… Read More Basic Books: a pro-choice journalist uncovers the down side of sex-selection

Check out Metaxas on Wilberforce; also “Courage, New Hampshire”

My life isn’t all politics; it just seems that way. I am a voracious reader living amid stacks of books. I love a good movie, preferably an oldie, although I’m open to discovering something fresh. Let me tell you about a couple of things I’ve enjoyed lately. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New Hampshire’s Cornerstone Policy Research, a nonprofit… Read More Check out Metaxas on Wilberforce; also “Courage, New Hampshire”

Basic Books: Bernard Nathanson’s Story

Aborting America, by Bernard Nathanson, M.D. (Life Cycle Books, 1979): check your local library. Check your church’s bookshelf. Check Amazon. This one is hard to find, but it is worth the search. Nathanson is not just a man who left the abortion industry. He was a doctor who helped create the American abortion industry as we know… Read More Basic Books: Bernard Nathanson’s Story

Basic Book: Voices of Post-Abortive Women

Aborted Women: Silent No More by David C. Reardon. 1987: Crossway Books, ISBN 0891074511.  Reissued 2002: Elliot Institute, ISBN 0964895722 I have the older edition on my shelf. It was the first thing I ever read about post-abortive women, beyond a few brochures from an outfit called Women Exploited by Abortion. With WEBA’s cooperation, Reardon… Read More Basic Book: Voices of Post-Abortive Women