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...]

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...]


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