Book Review – Hard Sayings by Trent Horn

Whenever Trent Horn of Catholic Answers releases a new book I am always eager to read it. This time around he writes about Bible difficulties taking a systematic approach to approaching these difficulties and hard sayings. Hard Sayings: A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties I have read some books in this area, but as [Read More…]

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Book Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Boxers written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang Little Bao is a young Chinese boy who loves the springtime festivals, especially the outdoor operas that tell the great stories of Chinese history and myth. Things are not as peaceful as they seem in 1890s China. A foreign priest visits the town and smashes the local [Read More…]

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Book Review: Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Saints written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang In the mid-1880s, a girl is born into a Chinese family. She was the fourth daughter, though her three older sisters are already dead. The family doesn’t name her and takes to calling her “Four-Girl.” “Four” is a homonym for “death,” so it’s sort of a joke. [Read More…]

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Book Review: Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism by M. Mignola and C. Golden

Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden World War II Sicily is home to much hardship. The church of San Domenico has just lost its priest so young Father Gaetano is assigned. The parish rectory has been converted to an orphanage that is supported by nuns from the next-door convent. The children [Read More…]

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Book Review: Purgatory by Dante

The Divine Comedy Volume II: Purgatory by Dante Aligheri, translated with an introduction, notes, and commentary by Mark Musa Here’s the link to my review of Volume I: Inferno. Dante the Pilgrim continues his journey through the afterlife. Having slogged his way through Hell and come out on the other side of the earth, he [Read More…]

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Book Review: Inferno by Dante Aligheri

Inferno by Dante Aligheri, translated with an introduction, notes, and commentary by Mark Musa The Divine Comedy is a classic of Western literature. Completed in 1320, Dante Aligheri’s epic poem is a journey through the afterlife. The first part is called Inferno and describes his trip through Hell. The poem starts on Good Friday eve, [Read More…]

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Book Review: Vikings at Dino’s

So I had noticed a social media acquaintance had published a book, and so bought it in the interest of friendship. When it comes to self-published books I have lost some of my prejudice towards them as I have found some exceptionally good ones. Specifically I am speaking of Vikings at Dino’s: A Novel of [Read More…]

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Book Review: Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel Among his other accomplishments, Galileo Galilee had three children out of wedlock. His son was eventually “legitimized” by the Grand Duke of Tuscany; the daughters, probably unmarriageable due to their illegitimacy, became nuns in the convent of San Matteo in Arcetri, a [Read More…]

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Book Review: Between the Wall and the Fire

I recently finished a new collection of short stories from various authors I have not read before. Between the Wall and the Fire edited by Russell S. Newquist, who also provides three stories. “Between the Wall and the Fire – A collection of superversive science fiction and fantasy stories celebrating family devotion, including the stories” [Read More…]

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Book Review: The Walls Are Talking

The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories is a new book put together by Abby Johnson, the former manager of a Planned Parenthood in Texas. She told of her conversion into the pro-life cause in Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life [Read More…]

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