Linsanity, Parenting, Prayer, Healing

Patheos is making some impressive inroads in e-publishing, offering an unsurprising variety of titles to choose from (I’m thinking about putting some of my stuff into an e-collection) but there are still a couple of us toiling away for the printed side of things, as well, and here are three titles you should know about.

For you sports fans, Tim Dalrymple, a former competitive gymnast who manages the Evangelical portal, has shown a pretty impressive ability to jump! Even as “Linsanity” is still echoing he’s just published Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity, and Tim says of Lin: “[His story is] quite honestly, the most inspiring story I’ve ever had the privilege to tell. These are the kinds of stories we should celebrate and tell to your children.

Well, I agree.

I also think we need more stories like the one being explored in this interview with Tony Rossi and in a book being honored this year with a Christopher Award. Another Evangelical blogger, Amy Julia Becker, shares the story of all she has learned from her daughter, in A Good and Perfect Gift, A: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny

As 90% of our Down syndrome babies are routinely aborted, I think, yeah, we need stories like this one, too!

Meanwhile, I’ve mentioned these two books before, but I mention them again here because, really, we Catholics must get mentioned! Mark Shea’s The Heart of Catholic Prayer; Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary is really worth getting because of the way it helps to refamiliarize Catholics with the two prayers that are so foundational to us Catholics that we almost have no idea what they’re about. I think it’s the perfect book to pick up for the summer, frankly, and keep by the bedside.

It might be a particularly good companion to Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing

Inner healing? Seems like we all could use a ton of that. The whole world could, even.

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  • Gerry

    Now that Barry has publicly abandoned any pretense of being a Christian, will American re-elect a non-Christian?

    [Are only Christians allowed to be president? -admin]

  • Loud

    I hope so, Gerry.
    I can’t believe I just wrote that.