Saturday, 9 February 2008

Book Binge...

Mea culpa, mea culpa... I just couldn't resist the lure of the bookstall. I think the Day With Mary team see me coming, because they put out different stuff each time, and are very quick to point out books I might have missed... as well as being terribly helpful when it comes to obtaining books which seem to have been left behind.

So, what have I managed to find this year?

I'm really excited about this one. Having devoured Joan Carroll Cruz's books, "The Incorruptibles" (about incorrupt saints) and "Eucharistic Miracles," this book should be an absolute gem. I look forward to reading more about Guadalupe, Akita and other miraculous images. The book covers 100 portraits and statues.

I've also managed to lay my paws on this: The Blessed Sacrament, by Fr. Faber. He wrote some pretty nifty hymns, and I liked the book I read of his on Purgatory. Plus, we can never get too much information about the Blessed Sacrament.

This book intrigued me: after all, there is so little known about St. Joseph from the Gospels. I accosted Fr. Tim and asked his opinion on whether the book was likely to be more in the realms of fantasy than fact: not really fair - the man can't be an expert on every book written on the Faith. Naturally enough, he told me to read it and find out (Memo to self - stop nagging parish priest for answers to things I should be able to look up for myself!) On further investigation, it appears that the information has been gleaned from Scripture, from Sacred Tradition and from the writings of the saints. That, together with the fact that it is published by TAN, indicated that The Life and Glories of St. Joseph, by Edward Healy Thompson, was worth reading...

I wanted to get something seasonal: Journey to Easter, by Pope Benedict XVI seemed to be just the ticket. It was originally published in 1985, but Lent is Lent, and 22 years won't have made that much of a difference...

...Oooooh! What was I doing 22 years ago? Not reading anything by Cardinal Ratzinger, that's for sure!!



Saints and Sinners of Calvary, by Fr. Christopher Rengers, and The Way of Perfection, by St. Teresa of Avila both jumped out at me and demanded to be bought. So did Fatima from the Beginning, by John de Marchi, and The Art of Dying Well by St. Robert Bellarmine.

I guess that I won't be running short of reading material over the next few weeks. I might, however, have to cut down on blogging...

1 comment:

ashlyn said...

Your book posts leave me wanting some of these books too, but I still have a pile from Christmas to read.

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