Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: The Intellectual Devotional: American History by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim

Synopsis: Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotional―offering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment―drew a year's worth of readings from seven different fields of knowledge. In The Intellectual Devotional: American History, authors David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim have turned to the rich legacy of American history for their selections. From Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to Martin Luther King Jr., from the Federalist Papers to Watergate, the giant figures, cultural touchstones, and pivotal events in our national heritage provide a bountiful source of reflection and education that will refresh knowledge, revitalize the mind, and open new horizons of intellectual discovery. (from the online description)

Review: After reading the first one, I immediately purchased this one - being that I'm an American History aficionado. With short entries, interesting facts, and the ribbon bookmark, this is perfect for short moments – like waiting in long grocery story lines or doctor’s offices. I kept mine in my purse for just these sorts of occasions. The only drawback is that it was published in 2007, so by 2015, it’s now 7 years behind. However, it is what it is, and I don’t think publishing an updated on would do any good. I love this series and intend to eventually read them all.

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 1-59486-744-5
Year Published: 2007
Date Finished: 1-3-2015
Pages: 365

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