Saturday, March 21, 2009
Faith 'n Fiction Saturday
Here is Amy's question this week:
While books and bookstores in general are suffering, Christian bookstores are suffering even more in this economy. Do you have a Christian bookstore that you shop at? Why don't you tell us about your local Christian bookstore and the benefits that if offers. If you don't shop at a Christian bookstore, then please tell us where you get your books, music, and other Christian gift items.
Well, sometimes I'll wander through the Christian bookstore at the mall, but most of my purchases are made from either Pauline Media or Mule's. Pauline is run by the Daughters of St. Paul and has branches all over the country and an on-line store. The Daughters of St. Paul known as the Pauline Sisters, are an international Congregation of women consecrated to God, in the Church, for evangelization with the means of social communication. Click here to learn more about them.
Mules is a small locally owned store. They used to be strictly an office supply store but as the big boxes moved into the area, that business dried up. About that time the owners made a pilgrimage and felt called to add religous items to their inventory. Now over half the store is dedicated to them, and there is a small chapel in the back. Obviously I don't know their bottom line but they are still open, so they must be doing something right. God is good.
I review books for The Catholic Company and get their catalogue as well. Besides books, they carry gift items and such things as first communion dresses
All of these books carry good Catholic material consistant with the beliefs of the church.