Saturday, May 27, 2017

Where books and life intersect: 5/27/17

I have developed a very strong, almost insatiable desire to learn as much as I can about the Catholic faith. Along every step of my spiritual development, books have played a major role in helping me continue to move forward. Right now my daily morning prayer routine ends with the reflection for the day from this series:

It's called In Conversation with God by Fr. Francis Fernandez, and it comes in seven volumes. Almost daily there is something that speaks to me exactly where I am. Today, though, I read something I wanted to pass on to someone else, a seed for God to water in His time. I find that so exciting - will there be something from this book that reaches the soul of this person that will change her life?
As an aside, I tab as I read (rather than taking notes along the way) to remember particular passages and quotes. This is what my current volume - Lent and Eastertide - looks like as we near the end of the Easter season. I probably won't write them all in my spiritual commonplace notebook but I think a bunch of them will make it....

Friday, May 26, 2017

Recent book finds

In future posts under this heading, I will share the books I have recently added to my home library through book sales and online purchases. Stay tuned!

Further up and Further in

In future posts under this heading, I will delve a little deeper into a particular book or topic on reading and books. Stay tuned!

Spring picture books

Spring is a beautiful, hopeful time of the year! As I live in the Midwest, spring also means the melting of snow, the return of plant life, and lots more time outside. Here are some books to celebrate this joyous season - as there are many, these are particular favorites. Please share yours in the comments!
*Some of these books are out-of-print (OOP) and may be too expensive to purchase. Keep an eye out for them at used book sales or track them down through the public library. See here for why I recommend OOP books.