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Time of the Ghost Diana Wynne Jones
Queen of the South Arturo Perez-Reverte
In the Spirit of Happiness The Monks of New Skete
Lancelot Walker Percy

On deck:

Lilves of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse Roger Kimball
Vile Bodies Evelyn Waugh
God's Secretaries: the Making of the King James Bible Adam Nicolson
The Other Nineteenth Century Avram Davidson
Renovation of the Heart Dallas Willard
Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection Robert Farrar Capon

And I'd like to get to something by Robertson Davies over the next couple of weeks. I remembering reading something in the dim mists of the past, but I can't recall it very clearly and it come very highly recommended.

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Dallas Willard, 'eh? He's a fav of my stepson's fiancee.

Dear TSO,

Dallas Willard and Richard Foster are two of the more high-powered but strongly ecumenical (read not anti-Catholic) protestant writers out there today. I have profited enormously from Willard's The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines as well as Richard Foster's magnificent Simplicity. All of these are very highly recommended to your attention. Unlike much of modern spiritual guidance, these are not superficial gloss that seems to weigh down both Catholic and Protestant bookshelves (though I'd be inclined to say that the Protestant shelves with their "Jabez's" and such are a mite weightier in that department.) What they have to say is profound, meaningful, and usually quite practical.

As a Catholic you won't find yourself in agreement on every point, but you'll find enough here to make them worth perusal.



I had never heard of him before until Julie (my soon-to-be daughter-in-law) mentioned him, and how he was fair and/or close to Catholicism. That obviously warmed my heart.

Of course it's hard for me to read someone like Willard when I haven't even read Catholic classics like Augustine's "City of God" or (oops) Stinissen's "Nourished by the Word"!



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