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Seven Last Words by James     Martin
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A beautiful, short read--perfect for Holy Week. If you're an avid reader of Father Martin, you'll probably be familiar with many of his reflections, but they're very much worth reading again this time of year. He does include a few new tidbits as wel ...more
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The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
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The Abbey by James     Martin
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I admit it: I'm a fiction snob. Though Father James Martin is my favorite Catholic spiritual author, I dreaded reading his first attempt at fiction. The Abbey wasn't bad, actually, and I enjoyed it because I love Father Martin so much. However, if yo ...more
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Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit by Mark Hart
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I thought I'd check this out because I enjoy Mark Hart's podcast and talks and I wanted to see if it would be suitable for my nephews when they're old enough. There were lots of great nuggets throughout the book, but the whole had trouble hanging tog ...more
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Bad Religion by Ross Douthat
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This book attempts to outline a balanced account of the history of the American church in the 20th century and beginning of the 21st and draw some conclusions about the state of religion in this country today. I agree with the overarching thesis that ...more
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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
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This book makes excellent daily devotional reading for anyone wishing to advance in the spiritual life, as it is broken up into more than 100 relatively short chapters. (Some chapters are a good bit longer than others and may need to be read in two s ...more
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Letter and Spirit by Scott Hahn
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Letter and Spirit, a sequel to The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth, is a bit more scholarly in nature than the first book in Hahn's trilogy, but it is accessible to lay readers if they're reasonably well read or well catechized in the Cath ...more
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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
The Abolition of Man
by C.S. Lewis
read in May, 2015
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Though worth a read for anyone interested in apologetics or philosophy, this book is not for the faint of heart or slight of sleep. I tried starting it multiple times as bedtime reading but never got more than a few minutes in before falling asleep. ...more
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Return To Rome by Francis J. Beckwith
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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults by United States Conference of...
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This year I'm an RCIA catechist for the first time, so I picked up this catechism for American adults to get ideas on teaching those coming into the church. It's a nice, easy read considering the often weighty topics it discusses, and it gives clear, ...more
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