Two Good Movies

December 27, 2008

Nice to slow down a few days to relax and watch a couple of recommended movies with the Christmas lights blinking. Janet and I watched two movies this week that we would recommend. First, The Ultimate Gift in which a rich would-be heir — to billions of dollars — is taught many lessons about life, [...]

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Why Are Catholic Bibles Bigger?

January 17, 2008

Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger! If you are wondering why we have seven books in our Bibles that the Protestants┬áremoved from their Bibles, then you need this book. If you have been asked the question and don’t know how to answer, then you really need this book. Gary Michuta is a top notch Catholic apologist [...]

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Critics of My Books

December 14, 2007

I was made aware of two critical comments on my book Upon this Rock. I generally tend to defend my works if I have time. I have briefly addressed each for anyone interested. The comments were made by Michael Whelton in his book Popes and Patriarchs. He was an Anglican turned Catholic, who was then disallusioned by [...]

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New Evangelical book on the Church Fathers

November 18, 2007

There is a new book published on the Church Fathers written by a self-professed “proud, dispensational, conservative, born-again fundie.” He is from Moody Bible Institute.  I ordered a copy of Getting to Know the Church Fathers by Bryan Litfin. Below is an excerpt from an interview he gave with Susan Wunderink for Christianity Today. Having [...]

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Honored by these words from Rod Bennett

October 31, 2007

Rod Bennett is the author of the most excellent book on four of the Apostolic Fathers. It is entitled Four Witnesses: the Early Church in Her Own Words published by Ignatius Press. I highly recommend this book–we used it extensively for research on our project. Rod was a consultant on our documentary Apostolic Fathers, Handing [...]

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“Defending Life” by new Catholic “Revert” Dr. Francis Beckwith

September 28, 2007

 Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, by Francis J. Beckwith  (Cambridge, 312 pp., $22.99)  Review by RYAN T. ANDERSON "Supreme Court Settles Abortion Issue”: So declared the New York Times the day after the Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. But as the past 34 years have shown, there is no question less settled in American public life [...]

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“Price of all the divisions among Christians today is high. Too high.”

August 26, 2007

Here is an interesting review of a new book published by Smithsonian Institute — which is neither Catholic nor Protestant, Muslim nor Jewish. I just ordered a rush copy of the book. Enjoy this article as a preface to my upcoming response to the charge that all of us Catholic apologists are liars and deceivers who [...]

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“Crossing the Tiber” Someone Pinches My Title . . .

August 15, 2007

. . . but I don't care. It promotes my book :-) and it is also a great article. This article discusses the many Protestants who are crossing the Tiber to join the Catholic Church. You can read the news report here.

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Jimmy Akin Comments on Harry Potter

July 22, 2007

With the new Harry Potter book out this weekend, Jimmy Akin has put up a timely blog entry about Harry — along with suggesting a good alternative. You can read Jimmy's comments here. Jimmy introduced us to the alternative entitled Starswarm.  By the way, I could never get into the Harry Potter books, but my wife [...]

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Classic Out-of-Print Book on Papacy On-line

June 1, 2007

Luke Rivington's classic book defending the papacy is on-line in PDF format. It is entitled "The Primitive Church and the See of Peter." I referred to it often in my book Upon this Rock. If interested, you can see it here.

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Review of Pope’s New Book

May 29, 2007

Pope Benedict's book "Jesus of Nazareth" will be out in English on May 15. I ask people to buy it from Ignatius Press if possible, to help them and our DVD series. You can read a good review of the book here.

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“Noise” Teresa Tomeo’s New Book on the Media

February 22, 2007

Teresa Tomeo has a history in the media, both secular and Catholic. She understands the ins and outs and in her new book Noise she teaches us to understand the media and how to protect ourselves and our kids. I wrote an endorsement for the book which states: "By putting the media under the microscope, [...]

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Why is the Pope’s New Book with Doubleday, not Ignatius Press?

February 1, 2007

I think it is a crying shame.  Ignatius Press should be the publisher of this new book just like they have the publisher of the Pope's earlier books (as Cardinal Ratzinger). They have proved over the last few years that they were up to the task; they could have handled this book well too, and done [...]

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Steve Ray’s New Book

November 7, 2006

Steve Ray's New Book: Faith for Beginners Steve's long-awaited new book has been released. Faith For Beginners: Understanding the Creeds in the Catholic Answers Beginner Series written with Dennis Walters. The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds are prayers most Catholics take for granted. We pray them by rote when we say the Rosary or go to [...]

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Prayer Book for Expectant Mothers

October 7, 2006

KARL KEATING'S E-LETTER "A friend of mine, Deacon Roy Barkley of Austin, has produced, in both English and Spanish, a prayer book for mothers of unborn babies. It's called "The Gabriel Prayer Book" because it is done in tandem with the Gabriel Project. Roy told me that he "wrote this little book to fill the [...]

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Good Book for Dads

March 24, 2006

A good book for dad's written by my friend Steve Wood. The most important job a man has is fathering his children, but raising godly children in today’s world isn’t an easy task. Don’t tackle the most important job of your life unprepared. Legacy will equip you with the basic tools you need to fulfill [...]

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