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Why I Purchased These Twenty Books for a Newlywed

I recently gave a friend a wedding gift of twenty books as a cultural contribution to his new home and personal library. I wrote a letter explaining why I chose them. What follows is an edited version of the letter.

These books are a selection from my own library and constitute what I consider to be a core library. Allow me to mention a few, and briefly to explain my rationale.

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Justin Hall is a writer and scholar specializing in the intersection of music, literature, and philosophy. He serves as editor for HeartCry Magazine, a quarterly publication of HeartCry Missionary Society. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2019, and now lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

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