Patheos Featured Writers

Julie Davis
Columnist

Julie Davis works with her husband in their graphic design agency in Dallas, Texas. They have two grown children. After her conversion to Catholicism, Julie was thrilled to find there are reflections of God all around us, especially in stories. She blogs about it at Happy Catholic and discusses both books and movies at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. Her new book is Happy Catholic, published by Servant Publishing. Follow Julie on Twitter and Facebook

Works by Julie Davis
The Catholic Things We Do
Julie Davis | October 12, 2011
"Catholicism" uses imagery and scholarship to bring new comprehension to concepts we may......
This "Christian movie" isn't afraid to show us the afflicted children of the Sudan, and......
9/11, Our Choices, and Making a Stand
Julie Davis | September 14, 2011
Deep down, we know that Original Sin keeps us from being "nice guys." But it helps to......
Hopelessly Devoted: Daily Words Worth Reading
Julie Davis | August 31, 2011
As summer draws to a close, try a devotional book to help re-orient your life, fitting......
Did Jesus Really Mean What He Said?
Julie Davis | August 17, 2011
With that question begins one man's riveting transformation from high-powered Wall......
Dip a toe into the lake of literary classics and you may find yourself surprisingly......
St. Martha: Truth and Practicality
Julie Davis | July 28, 2011
St. Martha often gets a bad rap as a nag who is just looking for help around the house.......
The Good Wife
Julie Davis | July 20, 2011
If the heat wave has you too sapped to do much, get to know "The Good Wife," whose......
Ted Chiang's excellent stories can provoke good questions for atheists and believers......
Pulp Fiction, Purple Prose, Great Fun!
Julie Davis | June 22, 2011
"Space Vulture" is a great summer romp! We don't need Super Heroes; we've got ray guns.......
Summer Reading: Feed Your Catholic Self
Julie Davis | June 08, 2011
The murder of a reform-minded liturgist; "reservations" for Christians who run afoul of......
On the Highway to Hell
Julie Davis | May 25, 2011
Before the hotter days of summer take their toll, Julie Davis recommends two modern......
He Sees Dead People: "Odd Thomas"
Julie Davis | May 11, 2011
"Evil walks among us. We don't always see it." Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series is his......
Surprisingly, the Epic of Gilgamesh is the story that springs to mind when I consider......
"The Hiding Place": No Pit So Deep
Julie Davis | April 13, 2011
Rereading this classic spiritual autobiography after many years, the writer discovers......
Cutting through the "treacle" of St. Therese brings forth the strong personality and......
Lent and the Zombie Apocalypse
Julie Davis | March 16, 2011
A surprising recommendation for Lenten reading: "The Reapers Are the Angels" is a tale......
A Free Mind Finds the Holy Grail
Julie Davis | March 03, 2011
Before it became part of America's political mythology, Camelot was a challenge to......
For I Was Blind but Now I See
Julie Davis | February 15, 2011
Happy Catholic is even happier after reading Brant Pitre's "Jesus and the Jewish Roots......
"The Rite": The Book Gets It Right
Julie Davis | January 05, 2011
The Rite helps us realize just how thoroughly our popular notions of exorcism have been......
Full of Grace: Meditations on Mary, Love, and...
Julie Davis | December 14, 2010
Dupre melds myriad written and artistic images -- a glittering mosaic of perspectives on......
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