Category Archives: On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf: Something Old, Something New

Not a book title, but just a reference to two books that have been on my desktop at work for the past few months. A staff colleague gave me a copy of Matthew Kelly’s 2011 book The One Thing. Sixty … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Becoming A Parish Of Intentional Disciples

My parish’s pastoral council made this book a project this past year for reading and discussion. This tradition was passed to the Liturgy Commission for the coming year. It was an interesting and quick read and I recommend it. This … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Jesus of Nazareth

I began reading this book well over two years ago. I described it here metaphorically as “fruitcake soaked in rum.” I set the treat aside for many months, returning to it occasionally, finally finishing it this past week. I found … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Some Contrasts in Conversion

I started the year off with some fiction. I noticed a brief post on Christopher Beha’s 2012 novel What Happened to Sophie Wilder? and with the mention of the title character’s conversion to Catholicism, I thought it would be an … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Hearts on Fire

The subtitle is “Praying with Jesuits,” and this book offers that opportunity. Recently, it’s been less a presence on my bookshelf and more tucked with my journal or on my desk. Those familiar with the Spiritual Exercises will notice it … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Grace of Kings

I remember as a young teen coming to about forty pages from the end of The Fellowship of the Ring before realizing the book was coming to an end soon, and there weren’t enough pages to resolve the plot. So … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The End of Eternity

I’ve read a lot of Isaac Asimov, mainly when I was a teen and college student. I had never cracked his short novel The End of Eternity until last week. If you are familiar with time travel and the various … Continue reading

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