Review: My Sisters the Saints

Posted January 29, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: My Sisters the SaintsMy Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
Publisher: Image (2012)
eARC (224 pages)
Via: NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, 2015 What's In A Name?, Read 2015

Synopsis

In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Club Reads

Posted January 27, 2015 in Reading / 2 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s list is the Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read with My Book Club. So I have never been part of a book club. If I was, I can see it either being fantasy based or Catholic based. I’ll give five for each.


The Fellowship of the RingGreen RiderThe Giver
The Will of the EmpressA Wrinkle in Time

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Review: Atlantia

Posted January 26, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: AtlantiaAtlantia by Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Children's (2014)
eBook (368 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.
Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

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It Just Doesn’t Make Sense…

Posted January 22, 2015 in Faith / 0 Comments

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers. -Mother Teresa

The March for Life is today in Washington, DC. Today is the anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Every year since 1973, beginning with 20,000 people in 1974 and over 650,000 in 2013, people gather in DC to protest the killing of innocent children. According to the Center for Disease Control, 2000 babies were killed every single day in 2011. Over 56 million children have lost their lives since abortion was legalized in 1973.

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