Beyond the adventure, the way to read The Lord of the Rings is not as an allegory but as a meditation on the human Story we are each caught up in, and in which we each have our part to play, our temptations to resist, and our task to accomplish.
When he was four years old, C. S. Lewis renamed himself Jack and refused to answer to Clive Staples. For the rest of his life, he was Jack to his friends.
One of the most famous and horrifying first-hand accounts of the Holocaust
I knew this book was going to be scary. What I did NOT expect was to be left with a deep feeling of peace and comfort.
A Detective novelist who believes in conscience, and in the reality of redemption.
Flannery O’Connor dissected the Devil for a generation that was busy explaining evil away. She perceived God at work in grotesque places. Was she right?
Belloc was known as a Catholic polemicist with a vicious talent for skewering his opponents. Anyone struggling to persevere as a Christian in the fields of journalism or media should read him. His children’s books have an acerbic humor that will appeal to bored veterans of political correctness, especially teens.
Chesterton will swoop down, carry you away, pour tonic down your throat and tickle you until you start to laugh
Leaf by Niggle isn’t nearly as well-known as LOTR and The Hobbit, but it is as beautiful and moving in its own way.
Did you know that Bram Stoker’s wife was a Catholic & he considered converting himself at one time?