In which Jacob speaks graciously to Pharaoh and gives an unexpected blessing.

So close to the end of Robert Alter’s Genesis at Forgotten Classics podcast.. Just two more chapters after this. And I’m STILL getting new insights in this second time through of reading it. [Read more...]

Resources Week: “Catechism Class” is Like Spark Notes for Catholic Books

Y’all know that I’m all about book reviews. But there is another way to evaluate a great many Catholic books. We realize that the vast majority of Catholics want to read classic and contemporary Catholic books but due to time constraints, they are able to actually only read a small number of them.  We have [Read More...]

1st Corinthians and the LCWR: Mourning and a Wake Up Call to Repentance

This isn’t the usual stuff on my “bookshelf” but I’m including it because it shows how fruitful and possibly dangerous Bible study can be. If you’re not careful you will begin applying it to your own life. And to your relationship with others … and God. Hey, you might even become closer to the person [Read More...]


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