I have a lot of books stacked up. Happily, I receive them from authors and publishers. I can’t possibly get to them all. But I can get to some.
Among the books I have recently received I note especially…
Slaying the “Spirit” of Vatican II With the Light of Truth by Fr. Robert J. Araujo S.J. and The Bellarmine Forum with an introduction by the great Bp. Paprocki.
First, I love the title. Second, I love the fact that the title is over the name of a writer with “SJ”. Third, Bp. Paprocki. Fourth, I have an essay in it. What’s not to like?
Here are photos of the table of contents.
Unfortunately, this is not yet available also for Kindle. C’mon! Get with it!
Next, here’s a provocative title… again, not for Kindle… yet… GRRRR….
I look forward to drilling into this book. It is heavily salted with quotes from St. John of the Cross, an author I would like to know more about, and the themes are presented thematically. Given that today there are some foolish writers who deny or repudiate the use of any martial imagery when it comes to our Catholic lives, I immediately read through the chapter on “Spiritual Warfare”, which covers time-honored wisdom of John of the Cross, a great spiritual warrior standing on the shoulders of many others.
Also, last night I wound up and sleepless because I read into the depths of the night in a book I recently wrote about in these electronic pages. HERE
Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build—and Can Help Rebuild—Western Civilization by Fr. William Slattery
This is really good. Last night I read about Alcuin and his influence on Charlemagne and his subsequent heritage, passed on through other clerics. It is very well written. There stuff in this book I’ve never heard of before… and I’ve heard of a lot.
So… here’s some good reading ideas for you!