Saturday, February 08, 2014

Sunday Snipppets--A Catholic Carnival


Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

We also have a yahoogroup; signing up for it will get you one weekly reminder to post. Click here to sign up.

Our question of the week:  Do you read Christian fiction?  Why or why not?  If so, who is your favorite author? (adapted from Chris)

My answer:  Yes, I read it and you can find a lot of it reviewed here.  I don't really have a favorite author but a couple whose books I try  to read are Lisa Samson and Susan Meissner.  You can find reviews of their books by searching my archives.

Please pray for my Dad and for our family.  He is in the hospital with congestive heart failure.  He's tired and is considering the option of doing nothing.  From what the nurse said tonite he seems to be responding to the medication so maybe things will look better tomorrow.  I'm sticking around so that I can talk to the doctor tomorrow.  My siblings and I want to do what's best but we really don't know that is at this point.

This week I wrote about the Common Core and education in general.  I mused about the changes in my blog over the years.  I reviewed a Christian novel about a high-powered career woman who became a stay at home mom.

16 comments:

  1. Where's the link section?

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  2. RAnn, you and your family are in my prayers.

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  4. I think I read Catholic fiction: JF Powers, Graham Greene, Flannery, Walker Percy, Malachi Martin, Michael O'Brien, Walter Miller, William Blatty, Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, Francis Xavier Toole, Evelyn Waugh.

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  5. Praying for your family. May The Lord guide your father's choices.
    Not reading much Christian fiction lately. I have enjoyed it in the past. Mostly non fictions are on my lists these days. Unbroken is on the table right now.

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  6. Thanks for hosting, RAnn. I'm praying for your Dad and your family.
    Yes, I read Christian fiction. Why? Because I like it. (I almost heard the late Jimmy Dodd there!)

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  7. RAnn: Thank you for hosting, I will be praying for your father and family. Michael

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  8. I will be praying for your dad and family, RAnn, God bless you and give you peace and wisdom.

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  9. I will certainly keep your Dad and family in my prayers. May the Lord we love and serve strengthen and comfort him and them.

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  10. Praying for your Dad...

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  11. Thanks for hosting, RAnn. You and your family, Dad included, are in my prayers.

    I have read a lot of Christian fiction in my life as in the authors Christian LeBlanc listed, but lately I'm just reading spiritual and biblical stuff. I rarely read fiction anymore, except for some contemporary and classic Asian writers. It's one thing to study Asian history and quite another to read books written during the times I studied and then contemporary story tellers. The Lord made a fascinating world.

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  12. IS GOD'S WORD TRUSTWORTHY?

    Is God's word trustworthy or is it filled with falsehoods and mistranslations? Jesus admonished the Sadducees for not understanding the Scriptures. (Matthew 22:29) Why would Jesus hold the Sadducees accountable for understanding the Scriptures is if God's written word can not be trusted to be accurate?


    Men believe that God created the heavens and the earth, however, they do not believe God is smart enough to give men a Bible that is without errors.


    Believers in Christ agree the God parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could flee to safety, however, many proclaim God cannot preserve the Scriptures without errors.


    Those who believe in God admit that He destroyed the world by a great floods, saving only Noah and the inhabitants of the ark, however, they deny that God has the power to insure that the Bible has been translated infallibly.


    Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead by the power of God, however, they doubt that God can give us a Bible that is trustworthy, without error, the truth and nothing but the truth.


    How ironic, that the same people the claim that the Bible has been mistranslated, not trustworthy or needs additional revelation to be completed; but put their complete trust in Bible commentaries, creed books, catechisms, statements of faith, books about the Bible, and so-called books of new revelations from God.


    HOW COULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR A GOD WHO IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, AND OMNIPRESENT TO BE UNABLE TO GIVE US AN INERRANT BIBLE?


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  13. I hope your dad has a better week Ruth. My grandmother suffered with CHF and I think it makes people feel so tired and wrung out. Will pray this week that you and your sibs can help Dad make good choices. Regina Doma wrote some very good teen Catholic fiction. I read two of her books about a year ago and enjoyed them very much.

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  14. many proclaim God cannot preserve the Scriptures without errors.

    Whether or not God could, God didn't.

    they deny that God has the power to insure that the Bible has been translated infallibly.

    Translations may be considered "authentic" (the Vulgate) or "inspired" (the LXX for Orthodox Christians). I've never heard of an infallible translation. Which one is?

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