This Just In — Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin

Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James J. Martin I am a fan of Father James Martin’s books, especially A Jesuit on Broadway. When Scott chose this book for our next religious book discussion at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast, I was on board, having been interested since I first saw it mentioned at [Read More...]

Lenten Reading Ideas

I have no clue what I’m going to read for Lent. Usually I choose something special but I may just keep going with my current book, The Medium and the Light: Reflections on Religion and Media by Marshall McLuhan. Yes, you read that right. It’s by “the medium is the message” Marshall McLuhan who happened [Read More...]

Review: Lent at Ephesus

If you own or have heard either of the two albums by “Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles” then all you need to know is that Lent at Ephesus is now available. Otherwise if you are unaware of their recordings it is certainly time to acquaint yourself with them. At the end of 2012 they [Read More...]

Review: The Romance of Religion

Fr. Dwight Logenecker’s new book The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty is somewhat of a sequel to his previous book Adventures in Orthodoxy. Being that the previous books is one of my favorites I was very happy to see this book. Fr. Longenecker was kind enough to send me an advance [Read More...]

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was raised to marry a monster. How’s that for a first line? From that moment we are immersed in a world which has been ripped out of time, suffering a curse which Nyx has been pledged from birth to break by marriage to [Read More...]

The Immediate Book Meme – Julie’s Answers

DarwinCatholic’s got a book meme. That means I’m playing. (Jen played too.) With the caveat that I’m always reading too many books simultaneously. Here we go! There are plenty of memes that want to know all about your book history and your all-time greats and your grand ambitions, but let’s focus on something more revealing: [Read More...]

The Immediate Book Meme – Jen’s Answers

Playing along with the Darwins.  Join the Fun!   photo by Evan Laurence Bench Mrs. Darwin writes: There are plenty of memes that want to know all about your book history and your all-time greats and your grand ambitions, but let’s focus on something more revealing: the books you’re actually reading now, or just read, [Read More...]

Papal Economics – The Game is Afoot!

For those interested in taking up the Papal Economics discussion-group challenge, Theodore Seeber has gotten us started.  The man knows how to get an argument going, I’ll give him that.  Respond in his combox, or at your own blog and leave a link.  I’ll follow-up with my own thoughts in a few days. [Read more...]

Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line by Karen Edmisten

Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line by Karen Edmisten My rating: 4 of 5 stars This slender volume is a quick and easy read which may surprise you with the sheer variety and individuality of the converts. Buffalo Bill rubs shoulders with Wallace Stevens, who scoots over for John Wayne and Gary Cooper. [Read More...]

Catholicism and The Lord of the Rings

Have you ever wondered just why people might say The Lord of the Rings is a really Catholic book? Scott and I, feeling the heavy weight of the One Ring, happily accept Seth Wilson’s kind assistance in a discussion of story and faith in The Lord of the Rings at A Good Story Is Hard [Read More...]


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