booksI am catching up with all sorts of things that have stacked up. Here are a few of the books which recently came in. I haven’t looked into these yet.

The first, I am going to very soon.

A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament

10 Wonders of the Rosary 

Under Angel Wings: The True Story of a Young Girl and Her Guardian Angel

This one looks pretty intriguing!

Villains of the Early Church: And How They Made Us Better Christians

This is also interesting, but not for everyone.

The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano


See what I mean?   Still, if you are working on your Greek, you might like this!

Also, I finished this.

This is an enlightening book about Vatican I, which sheds light on today’s problems surrounding the present pontificate.

Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church


Very well written and informative.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. LeeGilbert says:

    A Catholic Introduction to the Bible by Bergsma and Pitre is a classic and a game changer. No longer will Scripture profs with an hermeneutical axe to grind be able to suppress opposing viewpoints with what till now has been a very serviceable response, “Most Scripture scholars say . . .” As Bergsma and Pitre illustrate so capably, Scripture scholars say a lot of things, often well researched and thought out, only to be followed by other Scripture scholars with better research and better thought out suggestions.

    B and P make an effort to be even-handed in their assessments, but I was happy to see the Documentary Hypothesis ( the JEPD theory) substantially undermined. After several pages discussing the pros and cons concerning the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, I was disappointed in not seeing them state the obvious conclusion, namely that it is perfectly reasonable to think and to say that Moses is the author of the Pentateuch. This is a quibble, however.

    The book is a monumental work of Biblical scholarship, and I hope bishops will be calling the Scripture profs at the various seminaries telling them that they expect this book to be required for all Old Testament courses. The profs may have a quarrel with it, but at least seminarians will have a resource with which to defend their faith.

  2. MikeRogers says:

    I have ordered the Bible book!

  3. Mxpxlcp55 says:

    I have to agree with Mr. Gilbert above. Dr. Bergsma was a visiting professor at JP Catholic and taught us a course on the Pentatuech. Fantastic course, fantastic book, and a fantastic teacher. Dr. Pitre is most excellent as well. Highly recommend this book on the OT.

  4. GHP says:

    Hmmmmm ….. not yet found Holmes’ “…monograph upon the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus, which has since been printed for private circulation, and is said by experts to be the last word upon the subject….”?

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Thanks for the interesting recommendations Fr. Z and the comment LeeGilbert. Fr. Calloway also wrote “Champions of the Rosary.”

  6. Robert_Caritas says:

    I just also finished the Vatican I book. Thanks for suggesting it. It is tremendously useful.

  7. kat says:

    I read “Under Angel’s Wings.” Wouldn’t recommend it for any scrupulous souls. The guardian angel was pretty serious with this girl about even the way she changed her clothes and modesty when she was by herself in her own room.

    It was a good book, but kind of scary if all the things that she was doing were so wrong! It could make you think you might never be able to be really good!

    It’s been a long time since I read the book, so details are fuzzy for me.

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