My 2014 Book Awards, Part I

Rather than take my usual “defined in 10 words” route, these book awards should be self-explanatory. (Links go to my reviews.) MARRY ME The Rosie Project Cruel Beauty IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME Les Miserables WORTH BEING CRUSHED IN BED The Source WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?  Nancie McDermott Jane Austen WHY DID [Read More...]

Book Review – Manual for Spiritual Warfare

One of the gems I got for review late last year was A Year With the Saints: Daily Meditations With the Holy Ones of God. by Paul Thigpen. In the past when I got a book in this format I would just read through all the daily meditations to see if everything was good. I [Read More...]

Book Review – Joy to the World

For the last two years my habit has been to re-read Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives. Just perfect reading leading up to Christmas to review all the scriptures related to the story of Christmas. After reading a book review by William Newton I have found another book to add to that [Read More...]

Book Review – Practical Theology

For some book reviews I am almost tempted just to mention that some author has a new book out and that should be sufficient to pique your interest. Case in point is Peter Kreeft’s new book Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas. This is an author always worth reading. Since he is also [Read More...]

2 Great Prayer Resources from Word Among Us Press

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Sarah Reinhard shares two great resources for deepening your prayer life using scripture, available from Word Among Us Press. [Read more...]

Book Review: Wholehearted Living

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Sarah Reinhard reviews Wholehearted Living, a new daily devotional for moms. [Read more...]

Book Review – The Book of Feasts and Seasons

John C. Wright’s latest SF short story collection is called The Book of Feasts & Seasons. Stories are arranged from the Liturgical Calendar starting with “The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God.” This provides a thematic presentation of the stories although many of the stories would only generally fit into specific feasts and [Read More...]

Chastity Is for Lovers by Arleen Spenceley

Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin by Arleen Spenceley My rating: 5 of 5 stars For some people, the chaste life can raise a daunting question — a question a friend and fellow blogger brought up once in an interview: “Do you ever worry that one day you’ll wake up and [Read More...]

Scott and Julie realize they’re not cut out for the cloistered life …

… after reading In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden. Catch our discussion at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast! [Read more...]

Dickens-Mania: The Pickwick Papers and more

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I continue my discovery of Charles Dickens I thought it would be interesting to go to the book that brought him original acclaim. This was combined with a desire for light reading, which every commenter agrees is what one gets from The [Read More...]


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