Monday, May 2, 2016

The Queue

It took me so long to read The Church of Mercy only because of the weeks & weeks during which it sat upon my nightstand untouched. More's the pity, too, because these homilies & short speeches highlight His Holiness's strength as a communicator, as an evangelist, more so than the more stilted formality of papal encyclical & apostolic exhortations. That said, I am asking for the latest apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, as a birthday present, so I hope to begin reading it by late summer.

Recently
Dr. John Bergsma, Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History
Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church

Currently
Rice Broocks, God's Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty

Presently
Michael White & Tom Corcoran, Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish
Richard Price, Clockers
Sir Richard Francis Burton, translator, "Sinbad the Sailor" from The Arabian Nights
Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage
Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
Hilaire Belloc, How the Reformation Happened
William F. Buckley Jr., The Unmaking of a Mayor
Jon Baird, et alii, The Explorers Guild, Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala
Scott & Kimberly Hahn, Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
(A.K.A. Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War)
Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)
Edward P. Hahnenberg, A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II

3 comments:

J.R. Van said...

You know you can download Amoris laetitia from the Vatican website.

Mike Wilson said...

I do know that, yes. I thank you for the suggestion, but I like books, not just the ideas, but the physical objects themselves, the pages, bindings, & covers.

J.R. Van said...

I too enjoy the feel and smell of murdered trees.