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Another great resource for finding books: Catholic Books Review

2012 February 8
by Brian Starks

As Carol Ann recently mentioned, it can be hard to select which books to read on a topic.  And sometimes it can be hard to even know what books are out there.  Here’s a resource to help solve both issues.

For people wanting to read all things Catholic, Pierre Hegy’s “Catholic Books Review” is a great place to start.  The website has hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of book reviews written over the years by professional academics. Pierre estimates that 80-90% of the reviews are by professional theologians, while many of the rest are by professional sociologists.

To give readers a flavor of the books reviewed, here is a short list of some of the recent titles that caught my eye (which tilts the list a bit more towards sociology):

True and False Reform in the Church by Yves Congar, reviewed by Patrick Hayes

The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World by Laura Hartman, reviewed by Marie Conn

Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty by Lisa Keister, reviewed by Matthew Loveland

Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood by Christian Smith with Kari Christofferson, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog, reviewed by Patricia Wittberg

Spiritual Writings. by Gustavo Gutierrez. Selected and with an introduction by Daniel G. Groody, reviewed by Andrew Prevot

Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful is Changing the Church by Tricia Bruce, reviewed by Melissa Cidade

Check it out!  http://catholicbooksreview.org/

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