McCammon’s Acknowledgements

For a while on my book wish list sat one called Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. It finally landed on my actively reading list. I was pretty much totally caught unaware by the talent of this author, although somehow it made it to my wish list. Reading Swan Song I kept drawing comparison to [Read More...]

Book Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Before there was the blockbuster movie, there was the book it came from–The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. My children have seen the movie and a few weeks ago we decided to read the first book in the Oz series for bedtime reading. Like the movie, the book starts with the grey and hard Kansas life [Read More...]

Book Review – Redeemed by Grace

There is one genre that I would like to see grow and then have no need for at all. That is the conversion testimony of those who were once pro-abortion and were involved in the business of providing abortions. There have been some startling conversion stories such as founding member of NARAL the abortion doctor [Read More...]

Book Review – 40 Days, 40 Ways

Once again Lent is coming around again in it’s a annual cycle. Yet with Easter being a movable feast we still are always a bit surprised by the start of Lent regardless of whether Ash Wednesday starts earlier or later than average. Lent is almost something you can look forward to. We know we need [Read More...]

Lenten Reading: The Big List of Nonfiction

I thought about rereading something this year but feel that I want something new. Something that I can just read a little at a time and soak up and reflect upon. Somehow Romano Guardini has come to my attention this year. I have requested The Lord and The Living God from the library to take [Read More...]

Lenten Reading: The Big List of Fiction

One giant list of fiction to inspire them all and in the light to find them. Oh. Sorry. I’ve begun rereading the Lord of the Rings and it does show a bit! This is a huge list to be sure. But it has some of the most thought provoking books I know which can both [Read More...]

Book Review: If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod by Conor Gallagher

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If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents by Conor Gallagher A popular internet parenting meme is “Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids have an iPad.” I’ve never taken the click-bait since I don’t have any idea whether Jobs was a good parent or not. Sure, he’s a brilliant entrepreneur and a [Read More...]

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...]


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