Category Archives: REVIEWS

BOOK RECOMMENDATION:

A quick book recommendation.  On my drive home from Michigan yesterday I started listening to a book, read to me by my older gen Kindle (don’t have one yet?  US HERE – UK HERE) by Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness: … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Movie “Risen” is a “resurrection mystery” and a reflection on death

I went to see Risen yesterday. It starts like a mystery novel/show, but not a murder mystery. It’s a resurrection mystery. Its starting point is the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, which could become a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 13 Hours

Tuesdays are my movie days.  $5 all films all day and free pop corn. I went to see 13 Hours yesterday. Everyone who can stand some blood and extreme suspense and action should see this.   I’m fairly hard-boiled but … Continue reading

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Movie Recommendation and Books Received

I don’t like to expose much about plots of movies I see because I detest spoilers. Yesterday (being Tuesday, my movie day, $5 all day and free popcorn), I saw The Martian (from the book HERE).  Gorgeous martian landscapes, apparently … Continue reading

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Recent Arrivals: spiffy books

While I was on the road, five new books came in. This, from a reader, CF… God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith by Robert Card. Sarah  UK HERE Then the Eleven Cardinals Book™ Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

From a reader: Thank you for the recommendation on the biography [of St. Augustine by Hollingworth]; I have purchased it at Amazon through your site. Can you recommend a good translation of the “Confessions” and/or “The City of God”? Kindle … Continue reading

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Two book recommendations: on women in the Church and on homosexuals

Kids heading back to school? HERE  Heading back to college? HERE Need a Kindle? Yes, is the correct answer. HERE (UK HERE – try the new Paperwhite!) I have a couple book suggestions for you. The titles should let you know plenty about the … Continue reading

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Ant-Man

Tuesday is my movie day: $5 admission all day and “free” popcorn.  Hard to beat. Yesterday I went to see Ant-Man.  I flipped a coin.  It was either that or the new Terminator flick. Since I did not grow up on the … Continue reading

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“This is my church!”

Watched a classic tonight, On The Waterfront (1954). Have you young’uns never seen it? This is from when movies were movies and you didn’t have constant edits and shots of less than a second. And if the music sounds like … Continue reading

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Super fun book alert!

A friend who is a reader here (and a monthly donor!) recommended a book recently, while we were chatting during evening drinks and cigars at Acton U (he and his wife went to that, too – smart people). I just finished the audio version … Continue reading

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