Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Scott Danielson and I talk about the history of the Catholic Church and how it applies to our lives today in The Catholic Church Through the Ages by John Vidmar, OP. Get it at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. [Read more...]

The Smile of a Ragpicker by Paul Glynn, S.M.

The Smile of a Ragpicker: The Life of Satoko Kitahara Convert and Servant of the Slums of Tokyo by Fr Paul Glynn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Satoko Kitahara was a young Japanese woman born to a wealthy family with a prestigious heritage. In 1947 she, like so many of her contemporaries, had a [Read More...]

Review: The Devil Went Down to Georgia: Stories by Charlie Daniels

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A little devil-butt kicking for Halloween! Charlie Daniels is a country/southern rock musician most famous for his fiddle-duel song The Devil Went Down to Georgia. He’s had a long career as a song writer and this is his first foray into literary writing rather than song writing. Some of the stories are based off songs [Read More...]

Review: Render Unto Caesar by Charles J. Chaput

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A book relevant to the impending election in the United States (and indeed all of the future elections)… The phrase “separation of church and state” is popular in political discussions involving intense moral issues of the day. Unfortunately the phrase is often interpreted in ways that are most congenial to the user’s argument. Looking at [Read More...]

Review: Persuasive Pro-Life by Trent Horn

I have been very impressed with the work of Trent Horn of Catholic Answers. I always enjoy when he is answering calls on Catholic answers and his last book Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity was excellent. So when I had heard he was writing a new book [Read More...]

Review: The Holy Land: An Armchair Pilgrimage

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Fr. Mitch Pacwa offers those of us who may never get to the Holy Land, or those who want a refresher visit, the opportunity to pray and learn about the sacred places with his book The Holy Land: An Armchair Pilgrimage. [Read more...]

Review: The Hobbit Party

When it comes to books regarding J.R.R. Tolkien and his books it has become much like scripture interpretation. Which means in this case is that you learn much more about the philosophy of the author and very little about Tolkien’s works. Famously his books have been taken up by socialists who rather crazily assumed he [Read More...]

Review: Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

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Brave New World is a classic in dystopian fiction. It shows the world circa 700 AF (After Ford). The world is seemingly ruled by one central authority, which can be looked at in two ways. In one way, the central authority is the Alphas, individuals raised to be the intellectuals and social organizers who keep [Read More...]

Review: The American Catholic Almanac

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Sarah Reinhard maintains that The American Catholic Almanac isn’t a book for the bookshelf, but instead a book to share and reread and quote. Find out why in her review. [Read more...]

Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing by Stephen King

Few authors are as prolific and successful as Stephen King. In 2000, he published this book, part autobiography and part writing advice. The memoir covers his early years, from childhood until he broke his addictions to booze and drugs. King does not give a thorough or strictly chronological biography but “snapshots” of moments influential in [Read More...]


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