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A Prayer Journal
Very short read. Amazingly insightful for someone who was in her early twenties when she wrote these thoughts. Quite moving. Her youth and yet maturit...more
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Something Other Than God
A quick read. I was struck by the honesty. At times the book seemed superficial but I realized that the simplicity did not detract from the realness o...more
May 17, 2014
May 16, 2014
Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith
I actually read a downloaded version from the Vatican website. Very moving and you feel the transition from one papacy to the next; an almost seamless...more
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
7 Secrets of Confession
A helpful "primer" for those of us who feel inadequate in the confessional. I have not yet used the resources provided but plan to avail myself of sev...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
In Name Only
A light reading. A romance novel which makes it very unusual fare for me. But some good words about sexual tension and Catholic (Christian) principles...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Scary! Invigorating! So strongly motivated and so simple. Everyone should read this book!
Jan 2014
Dec 31, 2013
Charity in Truth: Caritas in Veritate
I hardly expected this book to take my mind to the heights I experienced. Pope Benedict explains to -- or should I say warns -- us to the causes of th...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
Las Confesiones, 2 Vols
I'm sorry... but I am just too dumb to enjoy reading this book. Very slow read.
Nov 26, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
The Imitation of Christ
A little slow for reading but has its high points.
May 15, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Padre Pio: The True Story
A good book but not as spirtiually moving as I had hoped.
Aug 10, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Compelled by Love: How to Change the World Through the Simple Power of Love in Action
Deeply moving story of Heidi Baker but even more so a call to us blessed with riches in life to live each day aware of God's love. Baker asks not they...more
May 29, 2012
May 05, 2012
God's Bucket List: Heaven's Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond
Very quick read. Written almost in conversation style but I was surprised that the lightness did not equate to low content. Sparks deep thought especi...more
Dec 14, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
I Will Give You Shepherds
This book offers good insights into the journey of priests. Pope John Paul II suggests a course of dedicated fellowship and lifelong learning / search...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
Father's Love Journey
Fount is truly inspired by the Spirit. If you are thrilled by the Gospel of John, you MUST read this book. I'm only left disappointed by the lack of c...more
not set
Jan 14, 2012
On Acquisition of the Holy Spirit
A few choice paragraphs reside within this simple biographical narration of this monk's theological insights into his relationship with God. At the en...more
May 29, 2012
May 26, 2012
8 Reasons Your Life Matters
Uplifting. Gave me pause and positive thoughts to help me up from a funk. Some solid scriptural advice. Short; not a full afternoon's reading.
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
The Day the Thunderbird Cried: Untold Stories of World War II
The book is a little redundant at times and not as god as others on the Thunderbirds. BUt the story is timeless and should never be forgotten.
Jun 2013
Jun 01, 2013
True Freedom: On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty
Disappointing. Brief and not overly insightful. The brief blurb on Dolan's biorgraphy or current CV was interesting but not thorough.
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
Civil Disobedience
Interesting but not as good as I expected. A very quick read -- read it on flight from Salt Lake to Atlanta.
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
The Rock Of Anzio: From Sicily To Dachau, A History Of The U.S. 45th Infantry Division
My uncle was there so I was drawn to this title quickly. A great insight to the pain and silence he suffered.
not set
Jan 14, 2012
The Church Under Attack
A very quick survey and reads quickly. Somewhat lacking in depth; superficial in many ways. Readable but not enthralling. Short syllabus provide for f...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
Learning the Virtues: That Lead You to God
A very good book; one that you want to share with others but also want to protect from detractors or critics. It made me pause and think often through...more
Aug 15, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles
Very evangelical in nature and deals with miracles from laying on hands.
not set
Jan 14, 2012
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
The words of Blessed Mother Teresa evoked prayers from me. A short book but I spent quite a few hours pausing and thinking.
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir
A great autobiography with insights into how her faith guided her through life's shallow, dry moments.
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
A Heart on Fire: Catholic Witness and the Next America
A brief extract; I recommend reading the broader precursor book.
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
The Fátima Phenomenon - Divine Grace, Delusion or Pious Fraud?
Very opinionated author and highly secular. Gives a bit of history of Fatima but spends the bulk of the book drifting through an endless barrage of co...more
Feb 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (Penguin Classics)
A fascinating part of American history. Rather sad account of Mary Lincoln's life after the White House.
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe
A little bland. Interesting enough but not inspiring.
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
Brave Fish: Identity, Love, Faith
Not as much discussion of devotion as I expected. A little too centered on the past and not much discussion of conversion.
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
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