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From the Bookshelf: The Graveyard Book

I’ve meant to read something by Neil Gaiman for years.

His writing advice is (in my personal opinion) some of the best I’ve ever come across, and has been my go-to when I need a pick-me-up. 1,902 more words


From the Bookshelf: Starting Again

I remember being a child, finding solace in books. I was, as Neil Gaiman has so eloquently described it, one of those feral children raised by libraries. 835 more words


Why Study God? Theology, Books, Personal Conversion, and Self-Understanding

I taught my first undergraduate theology course this past fall. Near the end of the semester, a student noted that while teaching, I always seemed to be mentioning books or theologians :-) Guilty as charged. 1,580 more words

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Thoughts from Louis Bouyer and the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Word, Church, and Sacraments In Protestantism and Catholicism is a gem of a little book by Fr. Louis Bouyer, C.O. I’d highly recommend it for anyone who has a deep love for the spiritual riches present in both Protestant and Catholic traditions. 440 more words

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From the Bookshelf. "How to be Parisian wherever you are" by Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Anne Berest.

For a petite book like this, it made a spectacular career, to no surprise though, as it is witty, intelligent and wonderfully auto-ironic. Four friends combined together a generous dose of joie de vivre, romance, allure and French chic, mixed with photographs and voila! 77 more words

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From the Bookshelf: Fairest Picture, David C. Antonucci

During our stay at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, we noticed a statue of Mark Twain sitting on a bench outside of restaurant near some shops. 496 more words


From the Bookshelf: National Anthems of Britain's Allies (Bowerman & Co)

Although by no means a specialist, I have been fortunate enough to have received a decent education on the First World War. It was part of the syllabus, there were school trips to the killing grounds of Flanders, and my uncle, a historian, has always retained an interest in the conflict. 259 more words

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