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Try These Books Instead....

Continuing with the theme of literary works:

Amy Welborn writes of the really poor choices offered on the summer reading list of one Catholic high school theology department.. Jonathan Livingston Seagull…Ugh!

Off the top of my head I can come up with a few suggestions:

Letters to a Young Catholic by George Weigel

The Sign of the Cross by Bert Ghezzi

A Simple Path by Mother Teresa (compiled by Lucinda Varday)

How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas E Woods, Jr., Ph.D.

The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis

Compendium Catechism of the Catholic Church


What would you suggest?

Comments

Barb, sfo said…
Well, I sure wouldn't pick JOSHUA, but my son's school did. By the time we found out, it was too late to fix it for this year. But I will see to it that I say something to the right people, so hopefully this will be the LAST year they're reading it.

I think it would be great if they're assigned the life of a saint. Let them pick their own, or give them several choices. Even a "historical fiction life of a saint" like "Song of Bernadette" would beat "Joshua" hands down.

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