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Read with Me - Reflection for April 17, 2015

posted May 5, 2015, 8:03 AM by Parish Administrator

Read with Me


"...spiritual reading and prayer are the arms by which hell is conquered and paradise won."

                                                                                                                     St. Bernard of Clairvaux


As many of you already know, reading is one of my passions.  And as the summer approaches, I've again begun picking out the texts for my next reading binge.  So far, I've selected four books: two adult fiction, one non-fiction, and one youth novel.  


I invite you to read with me.  I want to know how these books strike you and how they affect your spirit and your understanding of life.  If you're interested in convening a book discussion group (in person or online) let me know.  If you have a "must read" book to recommend, please do tell me about it.   


Happy reading.


Still Alice,  Lisa Genova.  "A depicition of a woman's life with early-onset Alzheimer's disease."


Gilead, Marilynne Robinson.  "A story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage in America's heart."


Running with Scissors: A Memoir,  Augusten Burroughs.   "A harrowing and funny account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances."


Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, Book 3), Robin LaFevers.  If you have an interest in Medieval France, nun assassins, the struggle for an independent Brittany, and supernatural forces, this is your book.  The third in the series, it still stands on its own just fine.