Friday, April 24, 2009

Reading program

This is going to seem just plain silly, since almost never can we sustain this kind of thing, but I am going to begin a formal reading program which consists of always having a book that I am working on from a specific list of categories, which are Christian spirituality, technical theology, philosophy, literature, a book of the Bible. I'm going to try to a certain extent to alternate between classical and books, but can't guarantee that.

Right now here is my list:
  • Christian spirituality: The Writings of St. Therese of the Andes
  • technical theology: Not yet chosen
  • philosophy: Whose Justice, Which Rationality?
  • literature: Kristin Lavransdatter
  • a book of the Bible: Sirach

My plan is to always keep them in my bag.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When is God Gonna Show Up?

A new book by a friend, Marge Fenelon:

When’s God Gonna Show Up?
Daily Discoveries of the Divine

Written in a warm conversational tone, the stories and refl ections in When’s God Gonna Show Up? draw on the everyday experiences of Marge Fenelon as wife, mother, and Catholic. Entertaining and thought-provoking, her stories lead the reader to discover God’s presence in the small events in our daily lives.

Short, poignant refl ections walk the reader through the liturgical year (beginning with Advent), off ering Scripture passages and questions for individual contemplation or group discussion. With humor and grace, these stories will not only entertain you, but will bring you to a new awareness of how God is working in your life.

Note who wrote the forward!