Verbum Catechism Collection Giveaway

When I discovered the Church (as a new ager and Buddhist), many things drew me to her. The Church Fathers, the saints and great spiritual writers. The Rosary and the Mass. The teachings. The answers that made sense, the deep questions that the Church expected inquirers (and members) to ask, and that we are expected to go on to seek answers, true answers, not merely to express doubt and toss off a skeptical doubt disguised as a question (from a doubter disguised as a seeker). What I would have given to have had then what I have now and have been using since 2014 in my studies. (Note: I am not in any way affiliated with Verbum. I just like it. A lot.)

I’m talking about Verbum Catholic Study Software and Libraries, which I highly recommend and part of which I also happen to be giving away as part of my Triple Anniversary Celebration. I’m giving away a nine volume collection containing what you’ll need to study the teachings of the Church and the Scriptures in a deeper way. (See the other giveaways and enter to win.)

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Updates to the Church Fathers page in the Resource section

Early Church Mosaic

After someone asked me some questions on Twitter, I decided to finally update the Church Fathers page in the Resource section here at the site, which I should have done long ago. Then I could have said, Why, here you go, all conveniently listed for you. But I hadn’t updated the page in a couple of years so… It’s updated now and largely re-written. Still by no means an exhaustive list, but there are more titles now and a link or two also updated/edited. I also added some videos and some Logos/Verbum titles and collections to the list.

Still not exhaustive by any means, but should be useful and helpful to those starting out in the study of the Early Church and Church Fathers. Cheers! And peace be with you.

Camp NaNoWriMo begins again July 1st

Off to explore the brambly pathways of my mindCamp NaNoWriMo, the July session, begins at midnight. I’m not going to try to update the blog every night after writing. (I haven’t been updating it weekly, even monthly, have I? Oops.) I will update the progress meter nightly.

And I will update the blog, too, uh huh, will too. Eventually. I have some posts in the works: some are reviews of books I’ve been reading, some for apps, and some about things I’ve discovered while doing research for other writing or just exploring my Verbum software. Oh, didn’t I mention that? No, I suppose I didn’t since I haven’t blogged much. Well, I will. That will be an ongoing source of posts as there are so many books and things to discover in Verbum I shall never discover them all. Joy! :)

Now I’m off to feed the dogs and feed myself and watch the Journey Home on EWTN and think some more about the story I’ll be writing for Camp. Thanks for reading and peace be with you! :)

Merry Christmas! Have yourself some free Bible study software!

MacSword, Eloquent Bible Study free for MacIn the Resources section’s Bible study links I listed some free software for folks running Windows. I really enjoyed using e-Sword and I’ve been searching a year for something like it for the Mac. Last night I discovered that you can install e-Sword on a Mac…if you install something else first. That something else costs money.

PocketSword, free for iOS devicesBut then I found MacSword, which has been re-named to Eloquent Bible Study (personally, I like the name MacSword better). It’s free, installs easily and there are lots of free modules (Bibles, commentaries, etc) you can download into it (which is easy, easier, in fact, than adding modules to e-Sword used to be when I was using it on my Windows machines before I switched; don’t know if it’s changed). You can also get PocketSword for your iOS device. Adding modules couldn’t be easier. Get it at iTunes.

Have a very Merry ChristMass! Peace be with you!