Monday, June 30, 2008

June Reading List

48. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
49. Book of the Dead, by Patricia Cornwell
50. Snakehead, by Anthony Horowitz
51. The Third Secret, by Steve Berry
52. The Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
53. Restored, by Neil T. Anderson

Currently Reading: The Star Scroll (30% done), Murder on K Streeet (25%), LOTR:Return of the King (10%).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Book Review

How to be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job, by Brother Benet Tvedten

Tvedten is a monk at a Benedectine monastery in South Dakota, so he knows what it is to be monastic. In this book, he describes the life of an oblate – a “lay monastic,” if you will. An oblate takes vows of spiritual commitment to a particular monastery, but has a regular job and family. Although I am not going to make this particular life choice, the life of balance that monastics exemplify I find attractive. I found the book on the "Monk Rock" website ( ... folks whose motto is "You don't have to be a monk to live like one."

I must say I learned a lot from this little book.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

May Reading List

38. The Two Towers, By J.R.R. Tolkien
39. The Reason For God), by Timothy Keller
40. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield
41. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, by Anne Rice
42. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, by Meg Meeker, M.D.
43. It's All Too Much, by Peter Walsh
44. Santa Fe Dead, by Stuart Woods
45. Before I Wake, by Dee Henderson
46. The Catholic Church: A Short History, by Hans Kung (transalted by John Bowden)
47. Breaker's Reef, by Terri Blackstock

Currently reading: Restored by Neil Anderson, and Stardust, by Neil Gaiman