10 Things I Hate About Christianity
By Jason Berggren (X Media, 2009)
So much for Paul's assertion to the Corinthians that "the greatest of these is love." Jason Berggren openly admits in his debut book, subtitled "Working Through the Frustrations of Faith," that hate isn't what you're supposed to feel, but he's an angry young man and he does anyway. He hates that parts of his faith don't make sense, he hates that faith takes so much work, and he hates that he wouldn't have it any other way.
A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop
by Rembert Weakland (Eerdmans, 2009)
When Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland resigned in May 2002, he did so in the midst of a media firestorm. Earlier that month, ABC News had broadcast an interview with Paul Marcoux, who claimed that Weakland had sexually assaulted him two decades earlier. In the days that followed, the public learned that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee had paid $450,000 to Marcoux in a confidential settlement. Subsequent revelations suggesting that the relationship had been consensual did little to salvage Weakland's reputation.
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown, and Company, 2008)
You are what you read
In choosing a story, simply follow the advice of C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, who said, "No book is really worth reading at the age of 10 which is not equally worth reading at the age of 50." In addition to the titles mentioned in the article, here are some suggestions for reading with kids.
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1940): An elephant cares for an abandoned egg.
Book marked: Stories to raise your children by
From nursery rhymes to fantasy anthologies, fill your shelves with stories to raise your children by.
Learning experience: Teaching programs for college grads
Catholic schools are filling in the teacher gap with new grads looking for a challenge.
From Catholic schools to Congress
Life lessons from a basketball loss
Here's a reason not be proud of your school:
The Covenant School, a Dallas Christian school, has been widely criticized for running up the score of a girl’s varsity basketball. The score: 100 to 0.
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