You might want to finish that list by 35 and then re-read it by 45 to allow for proper digestion. Especially the apologetics folk I sometimes interact with. Godden was not received into the Catholic Church until 1968, but she was interested in Catholicism, sin, and redemption many years before that. Sheer good sense on the subject of marriage, especially as regards public policy. I hope that reading this list of good reads begins with expectation and closes with both delight and profit. Even granting their reservations about basic goods, such readers should find the book an insightful treatment of marriage, one immensely useful in wider discussions of what was once obvious to most people but which is now highly controversial.
The English Way stimulated my brain, to be sure, but it, more importantly, energized my soul. Published by Minotaur Books Chief Inspector Gamache is a house favorite. Maurice Baring, The Coat Without Seam, 1929. These reviews provide the reader with an excellent introduction to a number of studies of a religion with a global reach that presents a modern political challenge to the West. Rigby is worth reading because he incorporates helpful modern theological and psychological trends into reading the perennial themes Augustine raises in his timeless works.
Mark Brumley is president of Ignatius Press. One of the victory nods goes to a new study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The poems here are uneven but every now and then some verses here can elevate the heart and shine a new light on the mind. This calls to mind a very different story of a soul—that of St. This year I read the Little House on the Prairie series to my two daughters.
David Paul Deavel is associate editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture and teaches Catholic Studies at the University of St. The book is even able to portray the trials of the martyrs in an accurate but age-appropriate fashion. Griffin attended Harvard College, where she served as president of the Catholic Student Association, and is now pursuing a graduate degree in theology at Oxford University. I have Quo Vadis in the original Polish, and reading that is part of my next Five Year Plan. Cormac McCarthy, The Road, 2006. I think this was my chief must-read among all the books of 2015.
We suggest using it during Mass just like the Missal for adults. Let me know in the comments! Thank you for your generosity! Our son loves to find his patron saints, and due to this book, is able to articulate his patron saints' stories. The reader follows Kristin for years of peace and war, sin and grace, joy and agony. Using quotes from Tolkien and Lewis, Kreeft answers questions ranging from metaphysics to philosophy of language in a thoughtful, but approachable way. Lewis explores many compelling ideas in this retelling of the ancient myth of Cupid and Psyche; identity, self-knowledge, self-sacrifice, pride, and the many intellectual and spiritual barriers we put between ourselves and God are here on unforgiving display.
Blomberg answers the toughest challenges in an evenhanded and gracious manner. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. Our children enjoyed this book from the very first moment they showed interest in books! If you have been brought up on the conversion stories of Newman, Ronald Knox, and G. It will be of interest to students of the New Testament as well as anyone who takes an interest in the life of Jesus and the use of the New Testament in the early church. The Bard's muse, Aemilia Lanyer.
It's not easy to pick favorites, but I'll try. Pallen A read that may leave you weeping at how things have progressed since its publication in 1899. Decades later, based on an outstanding memory and the journals he kept, over the span of three decades he wrote a trilogy recounting his experiences. His first insight was that human desire is largely imitative; it is based, not so much on our private, individual wishes but on wanting what others want—everything from consumer goods such as cars and iPhones to our desire for honor, respect, and recognition. Though Colson never crossed the Tiber, he really should have—an Aquinas-quoting Prottie, I like to think he would have if given a longer lease on life. The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Chesterton, Christopher Dawson, and Hilaire Belloc, I read the book in a day.
Saint George pray for us!!! Published by The Blue Sky Press The horrors of Katrina are on vivid but not off-putting display here as the storm brings out the best and the worst in people. But I am so passionate about this new project and I think it could become important to you. I must get to reading now! It is an astounding book which combines adventure and deep spiritual insight. What I have found to date is written by non Catholics that have concepts and beliefs we do not share. Eyrie by Tim Winton Paperback Jun 2015.
The Imitation of Christ is probably an all time favorite. The year of publication references the original language edition. I know the experts will roll their eyes. Treasury of daily catecheses and spiritual meditations following the traditional liturgical calendar. Volume One: Re-Establishing an Initial Union among Philosophy, Science, and Wisdom by Recovering our Understanding of Philosophy, Science: How Philosophy, Science, Is, and Always Has Been, Chiefly a Study of the Problem of the One and the Many Jonathan J.