Good reading for a new MM?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Bro Mike, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Bro Mike

    Bro Mike Registered User

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    Any suggestions for books that would be good reading about Freemasonry or Masons in Texas? I am only a few days past my MM degree and I am looking forward to diving into a little "light reading" - feel free to use that joke...

    So far I have only read the handbooks given out as I proceeded through the degrees, and the Claudy PDFs that were linked to in another thread on this site.

    Thanks guys,
     
  2. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Not sure about any Texas-specific books...
     
  3. ravickery03

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    How Good is the only Texas book that I know of, and that chornicled lodges in the south Texas area. It isn't in print anymore, but sometimes you can catch it on ebay.
     
  4. Bro Mike

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    Sorry, I am not looking specifically for books on Masonry in Texas, more importantly, I would like to read up on the best stuff out there. Like the best books you guys might have come across.
     
  5. JTM

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    the book that the GL gives you this year is a great place to start. also let's you know what you can talk about by mentioning a lot of things (in writing) that you would assume to be esoteric.
     
  6. TexMass

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    If you haven't read "Freemasons for Dummies", you should. I learned quite a bit about the other bodies that I didn't know.
     
  7. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    I've seen that one, but never thought to pick it up.
     
  8. cmoreno85tx

    cmoreno85tx Registered User

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    It is an awesome book. It helped me in making my decision in becoming a Mason. Also "Freemasonry for Idiots" is great.
     
  9. Bro Mike

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    I wondered about those two.
     
  10. JTM

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    i like reading about all the conspiracies as well. don't forget those!
     
  11. TexMass

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    I posted this info on the last forum before the crash of '08.

    I read one of the best books ever this year. It's about a high school football team back in the late '20's to '40's in TX. It was a small school with only 12 players. They were moved up from class B to Class A (they only had two classes) by their choice. Their first year they played in the state championship. They ruled TX football for many years even though they were out weighed by up to 40 lbs per man. The name of the book is "Twelve Mighty Orphans". The high school was the TX Masonic Home. If you're a Mason, Texan, or both it should be required reading. ESPN said "if you only read one sports book this year, read Twelve Mighty Orphans".
     

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