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Review: The Joy of the Gospel – Evangelii Gaudium

Posted March 11, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Joy of the Gospel – Evangelii GaudiumThe Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis
Publisher: Image (2013)
Hardcover (196 pages)
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Also by this author: Walking with Jesus, Encountering Truth, The Name of God is Mercy
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015

Synopsis

Pope Francis apostolic exhortation is a passionate call for every Christian to be constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others. He envisions a church of Spirit-filled evangelizers who exude joy and care for God’s people, especially the poor. “Evangelii Gaudium” is thought provoking, wide-ranging, and challenging to every Catholic. Those who carefully read it, study it, and pray with it will be ready for take up, with the whole Church, this new phase of evangelization, one marked by enthusiasm and vitality and, most especially, joy.

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February 2015 in Review

Posted February 28, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 2 Comments

It is so hard to believe it is the end of February already. This has been a crazy month.

Things that Happened in February

  • Lent started with Ash Wednesday the beginning of the month.
  • I got the nasty cold thing going around the school. I have to remember to thank my students for that one.
  • We had this really great false spring with temperatures in the 60s (Farenheit) and then we were down to the negatives again.
  • I left town twice this month! This is pretty big when the closest other places are 2+ hours away and there is a lot of snow on the ground.
  • I spent a great deal of time with my head in a book and I am perfectly okay with that.

Books I Read in February

SacrificedSeekerThe Winner's CurseWater Song
The Kiss That Saved HerCinderScarlet
Of Shadow and StoneThe Turnip PrincessAn Uncertain ChoiceAkarnae
The Holy Trinity in the Life of the ChurchThe Magician's NephewDauntless
Victoria and the RogueThe FranciscanThe Orphan QueenShiver
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Review: The Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church

Posted February 25, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Holy Trinity in the Life of the ChurchThe Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church by Khaled Anatolios
Series: Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History
Publisher: Baker Academic (2014)
eARC (272 pages)
Via: NetGalley
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Synopsis

In this volume, a noted theologian brings together an ecumenical roster of leading scholars to explore trinitarian faith as it is concretely experienced in the life of the church. Drawing upon and fostering renewed interest in trinitarian theology, the contributors–including Brian E. Daley, John Behr, and Kathleen McVey–clarify the centrality of trinitarian doctrine in salvation, worship, and life. This is the third volume in Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History, a partnership between Baker Academic and the Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The series is a deliberate outreach by the Orthodox community to Protestant and Catholic seminarians, pastors, and theologians.

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