I must say it has been awhile since I last wrote on this blog, and I am regretting that. These past few months have been hectic for me, but I will say it has not stopped the reading. This Lenten season I decided again to give up secular books/novels and focus more on religious books instead. As I am coming close to the end I thought I give a listing of the books I have read.
- Where Is That in the Bible? by Patrick Madrid
- Why Is That in Tradition? by Patrick Madrid
- Swear to God by Scott Hahn
- Catholicism by Fr. Robert Barron
The two Patrick Madrid books I find are great starter books for those wishing to either defend the Catholic Church, but even he mentions that readers should really use this as a way of going further in studies with their CCC (Catechism of the Catholic Church) and Sacred Scripture.
While Mr. Madrid’s books were starters, Scott Hahn’s Swear to God is a intensive read especially for me. While I am devout in my Catholic faith and one who loves to explore more Swear to God brings you more in-depth with the Sacraments. Though as many have said to me before Mr. Hahn tends to keep a central theme in all his books (covenants) I find I like that quality in his books. To add I learned more about the sacraments in this book than I had known, really helped with wanting to further my studies on my faith.
Lastly, Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism is concise book that gives I feel an outline of his project Catholicism (which is a series of episodes). I have never seen the series, but I can say that when you read the book you can see the outline. I think my only problem with the book was that I felt there could have been more done with it, I do not know what, but maybe like the Madrid books it is just a starter book to make you ask further questions or study more.
I just finished Catholicism right before I wrote this entry, and now going to start a new book: Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching. This book is a combined effort of women defending the teachings of the Church on Women and the Issues that deal with Women. I hope to have a good chunk of this book finished by the end of this week.
Well that is all for now.