The Bookshelf

Church Chatter

"Thus let the voice gradually cease to perform its function as the soul progresses towards Christ." ~Saint Augustine With his latest book, The Power of Silen...

1984

There's a poignent moment in George Orwell's classic 1984 when the protagonist, Winston Smith, reflects on the surreal state of affairs under the dictatorship o...

Time for God

There are many layers of the Christian life, but one in particular has always mystified me: mental prayer. “How do I practice particular virtues, such as temper...

Cicero 2016

On Duties (De Officiis) was written by Cicero in 44 BC. Over the centuries, Church Fathers, emperors, Renaissance humanists and countless others have valued On ...