What I’m Reading: Zombies, Asteroids, Murder, and John Quincy Adams

Two irresistible books showed up in the mail yesterday. I think I’ve overindulged in review books (again!) and am going to have to have a serious sorting session to focus on just one (or two) at a time. That partly accounts for the fact that I have far too many books partially finished. But when [Read More...]

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The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters My rating: 4 of 5 stars The date that everybody knows is October 3, six months and eleven days from today, when a 6.5-kilometer-diameter ball of carbon and silicates will collide with Earth. Reading this book, I mused that perhaps all this science is not the best thing [Read More...]

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Julie and Scott take a quick swim to the deep end of the pool (where all the cool kids hang out) to talk theology.

We bring the big guns to A Good Story is Hard to Find when we discuss Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). [Read more...]

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The Church Building as a Sacred Place by Duncan G. Stroik

The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal by Duncan G. Stroik My rating: 4 of 5 stars Maybe it’s because I’m a convert from complete secularism. I just don’t see what’s supposed to be so great about the new-fangled churches that look like cracker boxes. Or like space ships. Or [Read More...]

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More or Less

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It was the Saturday before Easter, as I recall. I had rolled out of bed to work on my honors project, and I was putting the coffee into the coffeemaker when it struck me that it was VERY STRANGE that someone was having a cookout at 8 (or was it 7? or 9?) in the [Read More...]

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3 Great New Catholic Books for Kids

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Lately, the hardest part about reviewing children’s books is that my eight-year-old finds the basket I’m saving them in and claims them. That, or my five-year-old sees something pretty and needs the basket (or wherever I’m piling them) for a project. These three books are books I’ve barely managed to keep from getting dog-eared and [Read More...]

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Once a Spy by Keith Thomson

Once a Spy by Keith Thomson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I came across this thanks to Mystery Scene magazine where I have found many great recommendations. Imagine a super spy managing to live long enough to develop Alzheimer’s. What happens when he may inadvertently let slip some of the big secrets he knows? [Read More...]

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Philip K. Dick’s World … And Ours

So what does Dick have to say about surviving and prevailing in this world? [...] Instead he focused on human decency, as expressed through empathy and sacrifice. In his work, characters often come through by doing the hard thing at the right moment. … This is what Dick has to offer — something beyond mere [Read More...]

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A Primer on Philosophy and Education

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of reading a pre-release review copy of Sam Rocha’s new book, A Primer on Philosophy and Education. The book is not (nor does it pretend to be) a general introduction to Western philosophy; rather, it’s an introduction to philosophical thinking, especially as it applies to education—and here [Read More...]

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7 Books Mom’s Sure to Love

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The first part of this year has seen a quite amazing batch of books coming my way. And since I may not be the only one trying to come up with a few great Mother’s Day ideas, I thought I’d share links to a few of these newly-released books and (not always) brief reviews. The [Read More...]

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