A 40 Day Spiritual Workout For CatholicsBob Rice Servant Publications ISBN 9781616365264 This book was a spiritual treasure trove. I loved it! Each day I looked forward to the straightforward devotional and teaching. I especially loved reading the digital edition and always having it on me, on my phone, my iPad, my computer at work [...]
I am the oldest of three boys. The father of three children. Husband of one wife. I spent the better part of the last 25 years in University. Most recently at St. Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo Ontario in the Religious Studies Program. My focus area's of study are Catholicism, Judaism, Monasticism and Pauline Studies. My Greatest struggle is NT Greek. (My Dyslexia really messes up language learning)I was in university as a student or staff from 1988 until 2010. I love reading and read on average about 150 books a year. Over the last few years I have published 200 book reviews in 7 different publications. My reviews on my blog are reprints of those I still have rights to. My area of focus in reading is divided between Catholicism, Christianity, Classics, Fiction and Fitness. When I was younger I read a lot more Sci-fi Fantasy, but now tend to have greater variety. A complete list of what I have read since August 1994 is available on my website. My blog is most book reviews and literary ramblings with the occasional article or movie review. My three biggest passions are faith, fitness and books and that is what I write about most.
This prayer card was given to me by a stranger years ago.Often at Mass I ended up behind the same family. I asked one day where the card came from and they gave it to me. Every time I came across the card I prayed for them. I do not know their names or [...]
Of everything that I have read and watched about Father Damien, I must state this is the best. It is an amazing biography of a man not easily understood. We can look back upon Damien’s times, and his conflicts with authorities within and outside the church and it is easy to judge or be harsh. For Damien is a saint. But as this book details, saints are not always easy people, and often their plight is a very difficult path.
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The Perfect Prayer
The Circle Maker dream big, pray hard, think long Student Edition Mark Batterson and Parker Batterson Zondervan eISBN 9780310725145 ISBN 9780310725138 This is the second book by Mark Batterson that I have read in under a month. It was such an amazing read that when I finished it I flipped back to the first page [...]
Magnificat, Year of Faith Companion Magnificat ASIN B00A6CYPQM ISBN 9781936260508 This book will be an amazing devotional read during this Year of Faith. It has a new reading for each day of the year. The readings are a mix of profiles of characters from the bible, prayers, meditations and excerpts from the catechism. Everyday gives [...]
Praying Circles Around Your Children Mark Batterson Zondervan eISBN 9780310320517 ISBN 978-0310325505 It has been a long time since I have read a book so immediately applicable, a book that literally drove me to my knees. It is a book that instilled a greater desire and conviction of the need for prayer and ways to [...]
Advent Reading 2012 It is the beginning of the church year. As we prepare to celebrate the entrance of God into the world in bodily form through the birth of Christ Jesus our Lord. As we begin the liturgical year it is a time to examine the meaning of life and what is really important. [...]
The Catholic Workout Build Your Body. Build Your Faith Michael Carrera M.Sc. Freedom Bench Media Inc. ISBN 9780980944808 I was really expecting a lot when I got a chance to review this book. The information is solid. The plan is easy to follow. But as someone who has been working out for years it was [...]
Holiness for Everyone:The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria EscrivaEric SammonsOur Sunday VisitorISBN 9781592769445 Eric Sammons and Our Sunday Visitor have provided us with an amazing book and excellent resource for spiritual growth. The book walks us through the life and ministry of St. Jose Maria Escriva but does so in a way to emphasize his [...]