I Know I've Been Changed

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I Know I've Been Changed
By Aaron Neville (EMI Gospel, 2010)

 


The Greatest Prayer

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The Greatest Prayer
By John Dominic Crossan (HarperOne, 2010)

John Dominic Crossan, the eminent if controversial scholar of the Bible, is most well known through his work to uncover the historical core of the gospels. With this book, subtitled Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer, however, he may become known as a spiritual writer as well.


The King's Speech

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The King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper (Weinstein, 2010)

In a season of gunslingers (True Grit) and brawlers (The Fighter), Tom Hooper has made a touching film about courage in which no one draws a gun or throws a punch.  The fear of public speaking is our most common terror, and it's much worse when you are not a commoner but the Duke of York and the future King of the British Empire. Every time you step up to a radio microphone, a quarter of the world is listening.


A Time to Plant

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A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt by Kyle Kramer (Ave Maria, 2010)

 

I admit it. When I received a review copy of A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt, I cringed. A book about back-to-basics living? 

No, thank you.

I live in a city. If my family was dependent on my gardening abilities for survival, we would have died a long time ago. Being forced to go camping is my idea of a nightmare. Yet, even with all that working against it, A Time to Plant was still well-worth reading.


Politics with Principle: 10 Characters with Character

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Politics with Principle: 10 Characters with Character by Michael Kerrigan (Wheatmark, 2010)

 

It’s not often that one hears a rational discussion of virtue in politics. 


Paths to prayer: A Field Guide to Ten Catholic Traditions

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Paths to Prayer: A Field Guide to Ten Catholic Traditions by Pat Fosarelli (Ave Maria Press, 2010)

Have you ever heard someone speak of “Augustian spirituality” or “Ignatian Spirituality” or “Dominican spirituality” and not been sure exactly what he was talking about? What does it mean to speak about different schools of spiritual thought?


How bland thou art

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Article Art and Architecture Parish Life

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Tangled

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Tangled
Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard (Disney, 2010)

Like dozens of its predecessors, Disney’s 50th animated feature film transforms a fairy tale about a princess in distress into a sweet, heartwarming musical painted with a palette Monet would envy. Chockfull of Broadway tunes and endearing animal sidekicks, this lushly animated and decidedly un-Grimm version of Rapunzel is, well, Disney-esque. The one-two punch of beauty and charm still works some pretty sweet magic, and Tangled does not disappoint.


The Star of Christmas

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The Star of Christmas By Maria T DiVencenzo with illustrations by Elaine S. Verstraete (Winterlake Press, 2009)

Opening the Christmas tree box is an emotional experience in our home. Nestled inside last year’s newspapers are fragile handmade ornaments from our children and treasured gifts from distant friends or relatives that have passed away. Each ornament laden with happy memories.


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