HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Just A Minute: A Little Dictionary of Reflections
Author: Dee Bowman
Publisher: Harwell/Lewis Publishing Company, 2010
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: Teens and adults
Rating: ***** 5 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Bowman, Dee. Just A Minute: A Little Dictionary of Reflections (published in 2010 by Harwell/Lewis Publishing Company, P. O. Box 3385, Lakeland, FL 33802). Anything written by my good friend Dee Bowman is worth reading. This one, Just A Minute, is subtitled “A Little Dictionary of Reflections.” It is a delightful book with Dee’s reflections about life detailed in a dictionary type format, from A (Accord) to Z (Zeal). It is the kind of book that, if you have a minute or two, you can sit down, read a page, and have something to think about on your way.
In his Preface, Dee wrote, “I did this work with a view to causing reflection. The pithy, one-minute readings are not intended to be the end of some matter, but a way to introduce into the reader’s mind a sort of seed calculated to bring about full grown contemplation—deeper thinking.” Other topics include Dee’s reflections on Age, Chicken, Doubt, Humor, Love, Masks, and many, many more—220 of them in all.
A Foreword is provided by Jason Moore. I do not know if these items have been culled from Dee’s previous writings, are all brand new, or contain a mixture of both. I only know that they are worth your time and effort to consider. Here is an example of his wisdom from his thoughts on “Contentment.” He says, “When will we see that contentment comes from being right with God, not from being right with the world?”