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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:51 am 
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I thought we could have a general thread about what people are reading, and perhaps tell a bit about the book to each other. Say if we like it or not.

I'll go first. I'm reading a small book about St. Curè of Ars and his life. Its very good and gives you a general overview over his life, and his holiness. A true inspiration. The book is published by TAN and is just about 117 pages with text. I'll recommend it if you have not read much on St. Curè of Ars before. If you have you should instead read something a bit longer about him.


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I am reading "God in Patristic Thought" by G.L. Prestige. It is a very good account of Patristic Trinitarian theology.

I am also reading "Theology and Sanity" by Frank Sheed. It's a classic.

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I am currently reading summa of the summa by Peter Kreeft. Borrowed it from a library (that doesn't mean I don't want to buy it!) I also read volume 2 (on medieval philosophy) of Copleston's "A History of Philosophy."

And of course Pondus (internal norwegian joke...)

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The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories

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Iota Unum: A Study of Changes in the Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century

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I love " what are you reading" lists.

Richard Frank's GUADALCANAL: THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE LANDMARK BATTLE and Adam Nicholson's SEIZE THE DAY: HEROISM, DUTY, AND THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR.

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Well, Let's see what I've got in my bag of books in progress:

Our Part in the Mystical Body -- old book

The Work of Prayer

Iota Unum

The Time Before You Die

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Diary of St. Faustina

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Today I'll continue where I left of in "An exorcist tells more stories"

I would like to read Iota Unum but I think that it is a bit more than I can comprehend.


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Besides boring books about REA models and a book about data mining i'm reading a very interesting book about the reformation in Sweden and the history of the catholic church in Sweden during the years when it was outlawed. It's called the history of the loosesrs "Förlorarnas historia" and is a fascinating history book told from a persapective that they still doesn't acknowledge in our schools.

Only available in Swedish though: http://www.adlibris.se/product.aspx?isbn=9189684028


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I am reading a truly wonderful book called 'Why People From Scandinavia Should Be Banned From All Message Boards', it is extremely persuasive and will definitely influence my moderating decisions for a long time to come.

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I am currently reading "Mary in the Bible, and in our life" (Wilfrid Stinissen), and Rerum Novarum.

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Everything I have in progress?

Gates of the Alamo (semi historical fiction) just can't seem to get that one finished
Peace of the Soul (Sheen)
And the Ladies of the Club (a TOME of a fictional story about a town and it's women in post Civil War Ohio)
Arc Light One (true story of a B-52 collision at the beginning of the Vietnam War)
Thunder Below ( story of the USS Barb- WWII sub)
I had taken a Madeleine L'engle book out but dd nabbed it. "An Acceptable Time"-I'll get it back in a day or two when she is done.
I have a couple old history books I'm picking up from time to time. They are early 20th century, can't recall their titles.

I'm also reading a lot of 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?" and "Dinosaur ROAR!"

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Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Kreeft and Tacelli

Another classic, yet this is the first crack at it for me. Tried to get my Baptist co-worker to read it with me and he gave up after Chapter 1...:). Felt a lot safer in the security blanket he calls the Bible, i guess.

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Plato - Meno, Apology, Phaedo

Hans Urs Von Balthasar - The Christian State of Life

Fulton Sheen - God And Intelligence In Modern Philosophy

Raniero Cantalamessa - Sober Intoxication of The Spirit

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I am also reading "Theology and Sanity" by Frank Sheed. It's a classic.


Certainly one on the "to be read once a year" list, for me anyway.

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La belle vie de Saint Vincent de Paul par Abbé Gaston Courtois des Fils de la Charité avec Illustrations de Robert Rigot.

Courtois, Gaston. The Wonderful Life of St. Vincent de Paul. Translated by the Daughters of Charity. Illustrations by Robert Rigot. Paris : Editions Fleurus,1959. Unpaged.

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I am reading a truly wonderful book called 'Why People From Scandinavia Should Be Banned From All Message Boards', it is extremely persuasive and will definitely influence my moderating decisions for a long time to come.


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I just finished reading "Twilight," "New Moon," and "Eclipse" They are a series about a teenage girl who falls in love with a Vampire. I liked them.
I'm waiting for the library to email me that I can come and pick up "The five love languages" book.
I'm looking forward to the forthcoming Obert Sky book.
Otherwise I'm inbetween books at the moment.

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Swede1875 wrote:
Doom wrote:
I am reading a truly wonderful book called 'Why People From Scandinavia Should Be Banned From All Message Boards', it is extremely persuasive and will definitely influence my moderating decisions for a long time to come.


:roll:


I read that one last year. It was great. Almost as good as the sequel, Why Mathematicians Should Be Banned From All Message Boards.

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At the moment, I'm working through Plato's Republic again. I'm also reading various newish works in analytic metaphysics. Plus, I'm trying to digest Peter Coffey's Ontology. A great book.

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