Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Good Books

Well, I guess a good place to start would be listing my most-recently-read books:

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
The story of a small-town barber, who remains faithful to a woman he never marries, and witnesses the changing agriculture with sadness. Well there's a lot more to it, but I pick out what I liked best, of course. Berry is a very interesting author, who does not use a computer to do his work and lives on a farm in Kentucky. He knows farming and he knows people.

The Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan
Excellent piece of work by a contributing editor to Rolling Stone who undergoes a conversion while investigating the apparitions in Medjugorje. He gives a lot of the history of the area and tells the story of the children's visions and all the tests they have undergone. He also goes to the Vatican to look into how they determine a miracle has taken place for beatifications. It's all very well written and interesting!

Padre Pio: Man of Hope
Ok, so this man was a saint. ha. Reminder to us all that saints are lights for us, not the only way to become holy-- I didn't start seeing the Virgin Mary when I was 5! (or ever for that matter)

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
How could you not love anything by Chesterton?

Prayer: The Great Conversation by Peter Kreeft
Also a big fan of his. The most important thing about prayer is to do it. Amen!


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Anne said...

Yahoo for books by Chesteron! Though I haven't read tons...I did read Joseph Pearce's biography of Chesterton...and then I fell in love with him! (Chesterton, not Pearce...although he's not a bad guy either!) I, by the way, am River's (or Storm or whatever her name is...) future sister in law. I am the stranger reading your blog! :o) So thanks for the entertainment!