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...]

App Review – Divine Office 2

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Ever since I abandoned the 4-Volume set of the Liturgy of the Hours for mobile app versions I am still always on the prowl for newer apps and updates. The original entry in this field was iBreviary by Fr. Padrini. While good enough I was never happy with the daily update mechanism and the app [Read More...]


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