“Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life” is a fascinating story of the life, times and work of a man some have dubbed as “the forgotten naturalist”. The provocative thesis of Michael Flannery’s new biography is that Wallace, in developing his unique brand of evolution, presaged modern intelligent design theory. Wallace’s devotion to discovering the truths of nature brought him through a lifetime of research to see genuine design in the natural world. This was Wallace’s ultimate heresy, a heresy that exposed the metaphysical underpinnings of the emerging Darwinian paradigm. A thought provocative read.
Fr. George Rutler once again offers a beautiful work that is food for the thinking mind and pondering heart. A collection of stories about people, some famous some not, who’s lives “witness” to the power of the Holy Spirit to mold us into the image of Christ (in some cases, unexpected ways). Fr. Rutler is always fun to read; he uses the English language as his palette of beautiful colors in which he paints a fascinating and compelling picture of “the dead people he knew when they were alive”. Don’t miss this one.
A shining example of how reason and science can lead to faith. Dr. Kevin Vost is a cradle Catholic, who fell into aethism at the age of 17. He would stay there for over 2 decades, until gradually through reasoned enlightenment (showered with God’s grace) the fallacy in aethistic philosophy was revealed and the glory of real Truth became known. Wonderful read…the journey really can be made from the head to the heart, just ask Dr. Kevin Vost!
The most dangerous thing about Conn and David Iggulden’s book is that you’ll be inspired to heroism. From George Washington to Edith Cavell, from The Women of the SOE to Flight 93, the Dangerous Book of Heroes inspires young and old…it’s what good story telling is all about. Some stories may be a little more than some very young listeners can take in, but don’t let that stop you from diving in yourself….the very best stories are the one’s we grow into. Conn Iggulden and his brother David have given us all a gift.
The story of a modern day St. Augustine. Fr. Donald Calloway would blush at the comparison, but the power found in his story of conversion and transformation is life changing for many who hear or read about it. And add in the influence of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary and watch out, you to may be drawn deeper into the heart of Christ and His Divine Mercy. A great read and a wonderful interview, with Fr. Calloway there is “No Turning Back”!
Find Fr. Donald Calloway’s book or for more information go to www.fathercalloway.com
Having the chance to sit down with the one and only Al Kresta and ask him questions is one of my “moments of grace”. Al is extraordinary, and combined with the talent of Nick Thomm, special moments happen. We hear that every day on “Kresta in the Afternoon”. But now Al and Nick reveal the hidden gems of grace contained in the lives of some ordinary people, who have gone on to do extraordinary things because of “moments of grace”. More than just individual stories (which on their own are wonderful), but include AL Kresta’s guidance and commentary, they become very special testimonies to guide and inspire us all.
Al and Nick’s book can be found at www.servantbooks.org
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