My Friends, the Saints: A Q&A with Elizabeth Ficocelli

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“Once I began to read about the saints, I was greatly surprised to discover how real and human they were. They were not perfect people, and they were poignantly aware of that. But each one of the saints had a deep desire to enter into an intimate relationship with God and purge themselves of their [Read More...]

Richard Cole on Becoming Catholic, Finally

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After a lifetime of spiritual searching, Richard Cole found what he was looking for in the most surprising of places — a small, unassuming monastery in southern Texas. Cole’s wife had given him a three-day retreat at the Benedictine monastery for his 49th-birthday, and Cole went, thinking it would be a nice few days of [Read More...]

Signs and Wonders: On Writing a Book for My Wedding Anniversary

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Editor’s Note: This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders. Here, author Garrett Glass reveals the surprising inspiration behind the project.   My 30th wedding anniversary was approaching in 2012. What special thing do you get a spouse who has been by your side for such a long [Read More...]

What Really Happened on Good Friday?

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Garrett Glass, author of Jehoshua: Signs & Wonders, takes a historical look at the Crucifixion, here. Read more about Glass at the Patheos Book Club. One of the more striking scenes in the I, Claudius television series, first broadcast on the BBC in the 1970s, was the request Livia made to her grandson Claudius. She [Read More...]

Easter Down Under

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By Richard Cole Author, Catholic By Choice This time every year, I think about the celebration of Easter in Australia. What’s it like down under where Lent is the high tide of autumn and Easter is a harvest season? For one thing, I’m told that you won’t see any chocolate Easter bunnies. Rabbits are an [Read More...]

C. S. Lewis on Education

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Alister McGrath’s new book If I Had Lunch With C.S. Lewis walks the reader through imaginary sittings with Lewis where he would mentor his listeners through major life issues and questions. One of those life issues is hidden in plain sight. We’re so used to seeing Lewis as a Christian apologist and storyteller that we forget that [Read More...]

In Search of the Real Jesus: A Q&A with Garrett Glass

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By Tom Holmes Most likely, the story of Jesus and his followers that Oak Park resident Garrett Glass tells in his newly published novel Jehoshua, Signs and Wonders, is not the one you heard in Sunday school. Start with the name. Jehoshua, writes Glass, was the name we now know as Jesus, pronounced Yo-SHEW-ah in [Read More...]


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