FYI: The Anchoress’ Bookshelf

For new readers: Any moneys realized through the sale of items via my Amazon links are donated in my brother’s name to the hospice which helped us to see him through his last months.

Ordering through my Amazon links – not just books, but whatever you are might be picking up through them (one of my readres apparently ordered baby clothes and placemats from Amazon – another bought a camera!) helps to support a wonderful hospital which dedicates itself to making the last days of cancer patients and AIDS patients a bit more comfortable, and allows the patient and family to truly spend some high quality time together, while that time may last.

I thank any and all who enter via my sidebar! :-)

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  • cessair

    Speaking of your bookshelf, I have been trying to access a really old post of yours from November, the Bookworm’s Dilemma. So you know what category it is under? Your archives come up as forbidden access and there was a book mentioned there I really liked but I can’t remember the title.

  • Travis Clark

    I am a Mormon, but I have been really touched by your commentary. This post reminded me of something that the Prophet Joseph Smith said.

    “A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; for, from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthly things” (Lectures on Faith [1985], 69).

  • Travis Clark

    Something else I wanted to say.
    For a long time Mormons engaged in the kind of idiotic inter-Christian squabbles, some still do.

    Mormon scripture says that in the last days the world will be divided into two camps, the Church of the Lamb of God and the Great and Abominable Church of the Devil.

    Looking around it’s obvious that these two distinctions are not just those inside and outside the Mormon Church, but those who are earnestly seeking the will of God and those who are not.

    When I see comments like those of Bishop Robinson’s I see the lines being drawn.

    Thanks again for your insightful commentary and uplifting spirit.

  • TheAnchoress

    #1 – The Bookworm’s Dilemma is filed under “It’s all about me, me, me!” in the catagories.

    Here it is.