I’ll take my chocolate NOW, thankyouverymuch. And I read a book that was like a fine bar of chocolate this week…I wasn’t sure I’d finish it, but lo! I did! And there was much rejoicing!
I’ve also been considering my Lenten reads. In fact, I have sort of committed to them, so you’ll be hearing the play-by-play a bit about them too in these weekly posts.
So, before I even start, feel free to pipe up with YOUR Lenten reads in the comments. 🙂
Slubgrip Instructs: Fifty Days with the Devil, by Dwight Longenecker (Stauffer Books, 2015, fiction)
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Yes, it’s true. A well-known, highly published, and hugely popular Catholic priest is encouraging all of us to spend Lent with the devil. And I can tell you, having had a taste of the journey, that it’s one that will be well-worth the effort.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker, whose wisdom graces the webpages of many well-esteemed Catholic sites (including his own very popular blog, Standing on My Head), has released a new book that is designed to take you on a journey through Lent with none other than the devil himself.
It’s a fast read if you sit down to read it, but I would encourage you to take your copy (because, I assure you, you need one!) and savor it. Consider what’s written and how popular culture is truly impacting you. It’s not an easy truth to face.
I Am Margaret, by Corrina Turner (fiction, UnSeen Books, 2014)
So much for finishing it last week, huh? But I blame Slubgrip, which isn’t quite the same as blaming the devil…but has the same wonderful ring to it.
I’ve decided I cannot give up on this book. I CANNOT. But it has been slow going for me, indeed.
What have YOU been reading lately?
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