Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Books

The Books List 2017

“I remember reading once how some Stone Age Indians from the Brazilian rainforest with no knowledge or expectation of a world beyond the jungle were taken to Sao Paulo or Rio, and when they saw what it contained—the buildings, the cars, the passing airplanes—and how thoroughly at variance it was with their own simple lives, they wet themselves, lavishly and in unison.” Bill Bryson put this in his book A Walk in the Woods to parallel his experience of entering... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Nov 16 | 0 comments
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Out Walking a Line

A minister from across the pond, in an old book you haven’t read, made the observation that young pastors will try to attain by one jump the height others have reached by a long series of single steps in a quarter century of labors. I’ve been laboring at preaching now a quarter century. That’s not a lot of time as time goes, but enough time to find your voice and know your reach as a preacher. It’s enough time to maybe have something to write for publication. The risk in... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jun 19 | 0 comments
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The Books List 2016

When else but 2016 to read Lorien Foote’s The Gentlemen and The Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army ? He tells readers about a particular group of line officers dedicated to undermining every moral reform of their commanders. They called themselves—are you ready for this—the Independent Order of Trumps! Foote details a war within the Civil War, fought within regiments, over competing concepts of manhood, similar to the dueling cultural dynamics within the... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Dec 2 | 0 comments
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