If you'd like to win a copy of A Little Way of Homeschooling, go visit Barbara Curtis at Mommy Life and leave a comment on her post before May 2, when she'll be doing a drawing.
Two very different books (both coauthored by Mike Aquilina):
The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina
This will be a two-word review:
It's a guide to our greatest prayer. In light of the upcoming new translation of the Roman Missal, The Mass offers both refresher course and devotional, theological explication and practical explanation. You may think you know all you need to know about the Mass, but the Mass is the heart of our faith. Are we ever ready to stop learning and plumbing the depths of our heart?
(That was more than two words.)
Dion: The Wanderer Talks Truth by Dion DiMucci (with Mike Aquilina)
*Dion is his real name.
*He reads St. Augustine.
*He knows that James Joyce defined the Catholic Church as "Here comes everybody."
*This is a moving, fun, and inspiring read.
*I am now going to tell people that I am two degrees of separation from everyone famous because I have spoken to Mike Aquilina on the phone, and Mike knows Dion and Dion knows everyone. Therefore, I think I'm related to Bruce Springsteen.
And one final quick review of a sweet dvd:
Brother Francis: The Bread of Life: I actually asked Ramona to review this one for me. She liked it. She felt it was a little "young" for her (she's almost nine) but I think it would work well for 7-8 year olds who are preparing for First Holy Communion.
My new favorite browser add-on: Read Later Fast. Go to the link to find out why it's helpful. Or read it later.
I have completely missed National Poetry Month. It was sortakindanearlyalmost on my radar, but I have been so busy with other things that I've been ignoring the radar. Still and all, I am always, in one way or another, thinking of poetry, so here's a poem for a Thursday: