Monday, May 9, 2016

The Queue

I've not given up on God's Not Dead entirely, & I might well get back to it one day, but as I read it became increasingly obvious that this isn't what I needed to be reading. I was reminded over & over again of an exhortation from the Cursillo Movement, "Don't just read good books. Read the best." God's Not Dead might be a good book, but right now I'm not being called to argue with vicious atheists, I'm much more drawn to parochial life, to reaching those who are churched but who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus the Christ, those whose lives are not transformed by the joy of the Gospel.

Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church
Rice Broocks, God's Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty ***postponed***

Father Michael White & Tom Corcoran, Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish

Edward P. Hahnenberg, A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II
Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)
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)

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