Book Review: The Art of Roughhousing

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Modern life is rather sedentary. Kids are more likely to sit in front of big screens or down with little screens for unhealthy lengths of time. They spend their free time typing or swiping or just watching. This is one way for kids to play, but is it the best way? Drs. Anthony DeBenedet and [Read More...]

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Book Review: The Accidental Marriage

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A lesbian couple in San Francisco decides to have a baby but money is tight. Diane, who really wants the baby, convinces Megan to have the baby. To save on the artificial insemination fees, Megan’s gay friend Scott volunteers to donate sperm and she’ll use an at-home kit to “plant the seeds.” The first two [Read More...]

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These Just In: Interesting Books for the New Year

Two devotionals arrived in a very timely fashion on New Year’s Eve. Obviously I haven’t had a chance to use either but they are both very appealing to my love of the saints and interest in the desert fathers. A Daily Catholic Moment: Ten Minutes a Day Alone With God by Peter Celano Simple, straightforward, [Read More...]

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My 2014 Book Awards, Part 2

More awards which should speak for themselves. (Links go to reviews.) DON’T HATE ME BECAUSE I’M BEAUTIFUL S. A HECKUVA GOOD TIME Pretty Good Number One Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore IN MY HEAD, EVERY DAY A Song for Nagasaki The Smile of a Ragpicker Jane Austen’s books NOW IT MAKES SENSE! Would You Baptize an [Read More...]

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My 2014 Book Awards, Part I

Rather than take my usual “defined in 10 words” route, these book awards should be self-explanatory. (Links go to my reviews.) MARRY ME The Rosie Project Cruel Beauty IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME Les Miserables WORTH BEING CRUSHED IN BED The Source WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?  Nancie McDermott Jane Austen WHY DID [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Book Review: Wholehearted Living

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Sarah Reinhard reviews Wholehearted Living, a new daily devotional for moms. [Read more...]

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