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    Throughout Mark Shea’s 5 Myths about 7 Books, he discusses five suspicions held by Protestants as to why the “Apocryphal” books should be included within the Church’s Bible. To preface, this stance will be of dynamic inspiration, which claims that God adapts himself to the original audience of the text, allowing human writers to write according to their own experiences. Though this article there appears to be a hindsight bias as to the position of the deuterocanonical books and although Shea makes a compelling case as to why these myths should be dispelled, the Apocrypha are not inspired. While the Apocrypha have been undoubtedly alluded to in the New Testament, this does not correlate with inspiration. The Apocrypha also have contradictions…

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    comfort us and educate us. They touch our hearts and make us smile and cry, they make us human. When reading stories there is so much you can gain from them. Stories give you advice, and have morals, which teach you lessons. Even if you read a book for the hundredth time, when you finish it, it might teach you something new, or a new way to look at it. It gives different point of views. So then you might ask why read books? Well, reading books improves your imagination, it helps expand yourself…

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    Ambiguity” we see two different types of conflict. The first and most prominent conflict is Man versus Himself. It occurs when a character is struggling against either their mind or something inside of them. The man struggles with himself in two ways. First the man wishes he had read more as a child and blames not having the time to do it. In reality he wasn’t very interested, because if he was really interested in reading he would have made the time to read. The second way is he tries to…

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    Growing up, I thought my mom read too much, and I knew when she was reading, the next time we went to the grocery store one of my favorite childhood snacks would not make its way into the shopping cart. What she was reading were these health magazines and online articles that outlined the basics for a better diet and lifestyle. And due to her always reading, my mom was slowly developing into an eco-friendly, mildly modified and healthy food nut. Organic was the big word to my 9 year old self. …

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    one, took enjoyment in learning how to do these things. When I was a child, of course the picture books were the best. I mean, at that age, I didn’t really have the visualization skills to see the book on my own just from words, versus how I am today. So, I loved having the pictures in books as a visual aid. I was reading things like “Beauty & the Beast, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, Cinderella, and The Lion King.” I can’t say how many times I read those books over and over. I went on to read more…

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    by using their accent. The white Rhodesians call Babamukuru a good boy which is very dehumanizing. Nyasha isn’t the only one affected though. When Tambu is sent to the sacred heart convent she is put in dorms, but these dorms are segregated from the white dorms. You also see this in the scholarships that the missions hand out. They are so easy to lose, it 's like they don’t actually care about the kids at all. Tambu brings up the dilemma that if she decides not to go to college in the UK…

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    nescience, pessimism, and prejudice. Bray describes books—to which the library card is a passport—as windows into new mindsets, ideas and perspectives; books are described as conduits by which the library broadens…

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    “The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.” W. Somerset Maugham. The quote above has such a big impact on regular readers. The quote’s meaning makes you realise why you actually want to read a book. It’s for the thrill of seeking new meaning in your life, and experiencing new emotions that while reading the books stirs up inside of you. A writer of every book has one target that he or she has to achieve. If that target is to get the readers crying, or to make the…

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    When reading books and fairy tales, people more often than not learn many things. Not just crazy facts about dolphins, but real things that can be useful in everyday life. Stories are told every day by people for many different reasons. They are often told to give people hope when times are tough. They can also be used to give a message to a reader like how actions have consequences. Greek Mythology is no exception to this theory. Many messages and lessons could be learned from these myths like…

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    Although paperback and digital books are both great ways of reading, they each have distinct advantages and disadvantages. There are three categories in which some of the main advantages and disadvantages can be sorted into; Price, Enjoyment and Convenience. The first category price can vary for both ways of reading. Paperback books can be fairly expensive when bought one at a time and that’s similar for digital books as well. But, an advantage when buying books for digital books is that it's…

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