March 22 2012 Christian Literature Newsletter
This week, I was struck by the paradoxes of life. We carry smart phones so that we can download apps in order to see what is going on in our homes while we are away, yet we are too busy to talk to our spouses and children about what is going on in their lives. We carry cell phones so that we can stay connected to people, yet we are too busy to all sit down at a dinner table together and truly communicate. We crave a sense of community, but are too busy to foster relationships. In an effort to fill that void, we turn to illicit romances instead of honoring sensuality and celibacy. Ah....but this is a duality, you might claim. Is it?
Christopher West, in his newest release, At the Heart of the Gospel, gives a detailed and authoritative teaching...the Catholic response to the duality of the body and soul.
At the Heart of the Gospel Review
Puritanism and sexuality is often equated to prudishness. On the flip side, the sexual revolution glorified sex outside of marriage. In his latest book, Christopher West explains the Catholic response to this disjoint.
A recently released movie, The Way, by Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen explore the growth of a man as he struggles with issues in his life and the need for belonging.
Do you live your life or does your life live you? Caught up in a comfortable existence, a doctor becomes estranged from a son he cannot understand. Tragedy forces the doctor to reflect on life. He begins to draw closer to God and slowly reconnects with those around him.
If you are in the mood for some Christian suspense....check out the upcoming April release of DiAnn Mills new book, The Chase......
I'm still interested in comments and suggestions for book club. What interests you? Drop by the forum and share your thoughts.
As always, blessings for the week ahead!
Lyn Sedmina, Christian Literature Editor
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