Books I Love

It’s never too late

August 16, 2009

Last night I was reading the excellent book Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire by Joseph Langford, and I came across this inspiring passage that I thought I’d share: [Her letters] show a Mother Teresa not unlike the rest of us, as we struggle to answer the promptings of grace that nudge us beyond ourselves. Unfortunately, when […]

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A couple weeks ago I was reading Seven Storey Mountain and came across a passage where Thomas Merton talks about the beginning of World War II, and says in passing: If I had accepted the gift of sanctity that had been put in my hands when I stood by the [baptismal] font in November 1938, […]

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Here are quick reviews of three great books I’ve read recently… Magi by Daniel L. Gilbert Here it is, that book I referenced here that is the first fiction book I’ve been able to get into in years: Magi by Daniel L. Gilbert. I discovered it when our priest mentioned it in a homily — […]

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The books from my first-ever library haul are due back at the library. Here are some thoughts on each one off the top of my head before I take them back this afternoon…The Writing Life by Annie Dillard I don’t think this book was supposed to be as funny as it was. Quite a few […]

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I hit my writing deadline this morning, so I thought I’d use the kids’ nap/quiet time to treat myself to a gratuitous post about books. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading lately (not surprisingly, a lot of it is memoir): Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner Y’all. Y’all. We need to talk. Never have […]

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Technically, I am not overweight. I’m six feet tall, so it’s not terribly hard for me to stay within a reasonable weight range for my ginormous height. But this only makes it easier to ignore one of the vices to which I’m most prone: gluttony. I recently picked up a copy of Reinhard Engels’ No-S […]

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