Book Review: Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor

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Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor Everything That Rises Must Converge is a set of short stories published after the death of Flannery O’Connor’s death in 1964. At face value, characters in her stories are hard to sympathize with. If the main character isn’t a know-it-all, he or she is holier-than-thou. Often, characters [Read More...]

Manual for Spiritual Warfare on sale!!=

One of my absolute favorite books I read last year was the Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen, which I reviewed here. I see today via Brandon Voght that the Kindle version is on sale. For the last several weeks, I’ve been carrying the beautiful leather bound edition of Manual for Spiritual Warfare with me to [Read More...]

Br. Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Astronomer, comes to A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast

Special Guest Br. Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Astronomer, joins Julie and Scott to discuss a book of his choosing: Among Others by Jo Walton. Join us for Episode 100. [Read more...]

The Ancient Path by John Michael Talbot and Mike Aquilina

The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today by John Michael Talbot and Mike Aquilina John Michael Talbot tells the story of how the Church Fathers deeply influenced his spiritual, professional and personal life. Coming to the Christian faith as a young man during the turbulent 1960s, he soon grew [Read More...]

Book Review: James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl James Henry Trotter had a happy childhood until the age of four. His parents went to London on a shopping trip and were eaten by runaway rhinoceros from the zoo. James goes to live with his aunts, Sponge and Spiker, who are the most horrible aunts you [Read More...]

Book Review: In This House of Brede

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Phillipa Talbot is a successful British woman who is a mid-level bureaucrat in the government, a high position for a woman in the 1950s. Her staff adores her and she has a small set of close friends. But she has a secret–she’s been exploring a vocation as a nun at a Benedictine abbey. As the [Read More...]

Book Review – Memoirs of a Happy Failure

When I first came across Alice Von Hildebrand while watching Mother Angelica Live I was rapidly impressed with her. Her quick wit, intelligence, and common sense was a delight. Since then I have been interested in what she had to say. Around the same time I became acquainted with the works of her late husband [Read More...]

Book Review – Transforming Parish Communications

My conversion to the faith and the rise of the Internet and social networking occurred in roughly the same time period. So my interest in this intersection regarding how it relates to the faith has been continually of interest to me. EWTN and Catholic Answers both had websites around 1996 and the Vatican came on [Read More...]

Book Review: The Art of Roughhousing

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Modern life is rather sedentary. Kids are more likely to sit in front of big screens or down with little screens for unhealthy lengths of time. They spend their free time typing or swiping or just watching. This is one way for kids to play, but is it the best way? Drs. Anthony DeBenedet and [Read More...]

Book Review: The Accidental Marriage

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A lesbian couple in San Francisco decides to have a baby but money is tight. Diane, who really wants the baby, convinces Megan to have the baby. To save on the artificial insemination fees, Megan’s gay friend Scott volunteers to donate sperm and she’ll use an at-home kit to “plant the seeds.” The first two [Read More...]


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