Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf: Divine Renovation

A staff colleague had an extra copy of Divine Renovation, so I’ve been taking the book to bed the past week. Fr James Mallon has a web site, a study guide, and even a conference to back up another variation … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Into That Silent Sea

What a magnificent book! It’s been my bedtime reading for the past week. And what a ride. Almost four hundred pages are divided into ten chapters and a pile of references. Each chapter offers from one to a few brief … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Chrysalids

I read this sf novel as a boy–it was published in the US under the title Re-Birth. Neither title really attracts me, but the story does. Let me tell you a bit about it. This 1955 novel by the British … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Mother of Eden

I read and reviewed Christ Beckett’s Dark Eden last fall. I thought it to be a superior sf novel and awaited the sequel with as much excitement as I can muster for sequels. So be warned about my comments on this … Continue reading

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Monday Opening

Here’s a good summary of evolution in this BBC feature. To the east of me, lots of fossil finds, like this fish, right, from Wyoming. In reading up on natural wonders in my new state, I learned that native legends … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Everything Belongs

I’m trying to decide if I should recommend an older book, Richard Rohr’s 1999 effort Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. On one hand, I got the idea I was reading the transcript of one of his many recordings. … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Ingathering

Many years ago here I mentioned Zenna Henderson’s stories about the People. Great science fiction, with a single premise: aliens come to Earth and they prove to be more fully human than we are. And by more fully, I don’t mean … Continue reading

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