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RE: What book changed your life?
The Coming Dollar Devaluation and How to profit from it by Harry Brown. This book was written prior to Nixon abrogating the gold standard in 1973. He didn’t quite call it exactly right, but his advice was sound. Even better, the first part of the book explains what Money really is. But let me on a quest to learn a lot of things, including a lot of conspiracy theories.Not all of them are true, and you can’t be certain which ones are true and which ones are not, but it opens your mind to the possibility of things that might be true things that might be false. It made learning game a lot easier
11-25-2019 07:20 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
(11-25-2019 01:33 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  
(11-25-2019 12:15 AM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  I go back and forth on the Q phenomenon, but I will say this: if Q turns out to be real, and what he’s been saying will happen turns out to happen, then the book “Revolution Q,” by Neon Revolt, will retroactively become one of the most important American political books ever written.

The amount of research that went into this book is hard to even comprehend. I’m not just saying this because his website once promoted my book, either - I’ve been reading it all day and it puts a lot of current events in perspective.

Please for the love of GSBH will someone solve the mystery of Q!!

I am completely divided on this as well.

I'd check out Neon's book. He demystifies a lot of what's been going on. Takes him more than 100 pages just to get to Trump's election, setting the stage for our understanding of the context in which the Q phenomenon began.

Jewish convert to Orthodox Christianity and best-selling author of "On The Masons And Their Lies."
11-26-2019 03:03 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
The Law (Bastiat) & Defending The Undefendable (Block): I realized that the state was not only inefficient but also completely immoral... and that if it messes up charity and schools and business then it certainly messes up military, law, and roads.

Ecclesiastes (Solomon) & David Copperfield (Dickens) & The Devils (Dostoevsky): taught me there was nothing new under the sun, and demonstrated that men have always felt they lived in "hopeless times", yearned for "better times", and that the ego to reinvent the wheel and throw off past wisdom knew no bounds.

The Game (Strauss) & Start With No (Camp): opened my mind about social interactions and persuasion.

Honorable mention to Fear & Trembling (Kierkegaard), Hamlet (Shakespeare), and The Catcher In The Rye (Salinger) for accompanying huge emotional shifts in my life.
11-26-2019 04:52 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Rich Dad Poor Dad.

But not the way you think.

Because after a few years of generally failing at implementing its "wisdom", I looked around to see if there was some sort of scam at work. That's when I found John T. Reed. And that's what introduced me to the Right. And that's what started helping me wake up.

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11-26-2019 06:27 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
It didn't change my life (well, maybe in regards to travelling it did actually), but Roosh's Dead Bat in Paraguay is maybe the most enjoyable book I've ever read. I started reading it one night in bed and ended up reading all the way through until early the following day, being absolutely exhausted at a job interview I had to attend. February 2013 if I remember correctly.

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11-26-2019 06:48 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
The Bible & 1984.
11-26-2019 08:01 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Joshua - a modern day Christian parable
by Joseph F. Girzone, a former priest

“God has graced you with many gifts, and you are very dear to Him, because you allow Him to use you as a partner in the work He has planned for your life.”

A man named Joshua moves to a small cabin on the edge of town. The locals are mystified by his quiet simplicity...he seems to seek nothing for himself. He supports himself by working as a carpenter, charging very little for his services, and his craftsmanship is exquisite. His way of being inspires both amazement and concern from the locals.

Joshua is benevolent and kind, humble and pure. In this world but not of it.
A very wholesome read.

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12-01-2019 02:59 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Can I ask a dumb question. I want to start understanding Christianity but I have no idea where to start in terms of the Bible. What one do i get? There are all these variations — King James Version, Old Testament, New Testament. Any links or old threads that can help? Thanks in advance!!
12-02-2019 12:03 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
http://www.saintjonah.org/articles/translations.htm

This article discusses the pros and cons of different translations, in terms of accuracy and readability. They don't come right out and recommend one over the others, but based on the article, I think the New King James Version comes out as the best version for a first bible.

The article praises the original King James Version very highly, as not only one of the most accurate ever done into English, but also very beautiful as well. However, the archaic wording is quite different from standard English, and there are a lot of examples where the English of that day has a far different meaning than what a modern person would initially think it means.

I initially was going to recommend the New International Version, and I still think it's pretty good. However, this article points out a few places where the translation shows bias, and the NKJV seems to be better in this area, while still having some beauty to the wording.

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12-02-2019 12:36 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
(11-26-2019 06:27 AM)Paracelsus Wrote:  Rich Dad Poor Dad.

But not the way you think.

Because after a few years of generally failing at implementing its "wisdom", I looked around to see if there was some sort of scam at work. That's when I found John T. Reed. And that's what introduced me to the Right. And that's what started helping me wake up.

Hah! I had to look up what you were talking about and found Reed's review. Really interesting and funny.

https://johntreed.com/blogs/john-t-reed-...dad-part-1
12-02-2019 12:48 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
The Key, by Whitley Strieber, has changed my life more than any other book.

It's a unique little book that has me re-reading it over and over. Strieber reports on a conversation he had with a stranger who barged into his hotel room in 1998. It was the most interesting conversation he ever had.

If the report is factual, and I think it is, to me personally it is the most important and interesting book I have ever read.

The Conversation and the Fragmentary Inclusions, and the Prophesy of the Key, are separate chapters which can be read in any order. I was skeptical, so I started with the Afterword. I worked up to the Conversation the next day.

Through studying this book, and meditating as directed by the Master of the Key, I lost all my fear of death. This enlightening and freedom from dread has been a huge relief to me. I'm really not my body. I'm a living spirit who temporarily inhabits a body.

In my life, I have nearly died several times though accidents and carelessness, and only survived through luck. Now without fear for myself, I'm glad to continue my mission in life as long as I can, accomplishing all the good that I can.
12-02-2019 12:36 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Marcus Aurellius - Meditations
12-02-2019 01:28 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender David R Hawkins
It has helped with changing my mindset and taking ownership of where I am currently at in life.
12-02-2019 07:27 PM
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