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Kicking off a new series, Catholic Book of the Month, here in February of 2021. First up, a new book by one of my all-time favorite authors, one whose books and talks played a large role in my conversion. I’m looking forward to this series. I’ve found some great titles for it already. :)

Book of the Month 1, Part 1, February 8, 2021: First up in our new series is a new book by one of my all-time favorite authors, a former Protestant pastor and fellow convert to the Catholic Church, and whose books and talks played a large role in my conversion. It Is Right and Just, by Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley.

BOTM 1, Part 2, February 15, 2021: Part 2 of It Is Right and Just, by Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley. True religion is, always has been, and always will be a public thing.

BOTM 1, Part 3, February 22, 2021: Part 3 of It Is Right and Just, by Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley. We were made to shine, not to hide. To light the way, not to give way.

BOTM 2, Part 1 March 1, 2021: I’m pausing the Re-Reading the New Age series that would usually appear on the first of the month, so I can focus on Catholic spirituality during the Lenten and Easter seasons. So this evening we’ll begin looking at our second Catholic Book of the Month, Praying with Jesus and Faustina During Lent and in Times of Suffering, by Susan Tassone. I only got my copy tonight.

BOTM 2, Part 2, March 8, 2021: Time for Part 2 of our second Catholic Book of the Month, Praying with Jesus and Faustina During Lent and in Times of Suffering, by Susan Tassone. Includes a video of the EWTN Bookmark interview with Doug Keck and author Susan Tassone.

BOTM 2 Part 3, March 15, 2021: Taking a brief look at the section for today, the Fourth Monday of Lent, and chapter 2, Meditations on the Passion and the Way of the Cross with St. Faustina.

BOTM 2 Part 4, March 22, 2021: Welcome to part 4 of our Catholic Book of the Month for March 2021, Praying with Jesus and Faustina During Lent and in Times of Suffering, by Susan Tassone. I’m also going to include some things from the Marian site of the Divine Mercy to help us get ready for Holy Week.

BOTM 3 Part 1, April 2021: “The greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century gave the world the Dead Sea Scrolls. As the oldest sacred documents of Judaism, the scrolls have many surprising connections to early Christianity.” I can hardly wait to dig into this.

BOTM 3 Part 2, April 2021: Welcome to part 2 of our Catholic Book of the Month series, featuring Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Dr. John Bergsma. I’ve got some more videos by Dr. Bergsma to share tonight. Topics he covers are the Jewish roots of the Church; Paul, works of the Law and the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Scrolls and the Reformation–should be some interesting. I haven’t watched these all the way through. Gonna get anotha cuppa and watch them now.

BOTM 3 Part 3, April 2021: Welcome to our Catholic Book of the Month series for April 2021, featuring Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls. We’ve got two vids by Dr. John Bergsma and one by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ.

BOTM 4 Part 1, May 2021: A Journey Part 1, – Our Catholic Book of the Month for May is something a little different this time, something you can’t buy. Not yet, anyway. I’m working on a couple of books. One of them is a Rosary book, the other is a work of fiction based on the Gospels and some other sources. What follows here is a little exploration in imagination (and more of a vignette than a story at this point) that came to me when I sat down to write tonight’s post.

BOTM 4 Part 2, May 2021: A Journey, Part 2 – My experiment continues, writing my toward the story as my main character writes his story, too. Come along with me and we’ll see where it goes.

BOTM 4 Part 3, May 2021: A Journey, Part 3 – The journey and the experiment continue. Come along with me and let’s see where we end up. :)

BOTM 4 Part 4, May 2021: A Journey, Part 4 – The journey continues. I’m writing a book and working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. Come along with me on a journey of discovery as I figure out where we’re going. :)

BOTM 4 Part 5, May 2021: A Journey, Part 5 – The journey continues. I’m writing a book and working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. Come along with me on a journey of discovery as I figure out where we’re going. :)

BOTM 4 Part 6, May 2021: A Journey, Part 6 – The journey continues. I’m writing a book and working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. Come along with me on a journey of discovery as I figure out where we’re going. :)

BOTM 4 Part 7, May 2021: A Journey, Part 7 – Yeah, the journey continues, I’m writing a book, who knows where I’m going with it, yada yada yada. Go read it already. Or do the sane thing and back up outta here. ;)

BOTM 4 Part 8, May 2021: A Journey, Part 8 – Yep, the journey continues. Now if I would just remember to put the links on the TOC like I’m supposed to. Oy!

BOTM 4 Part 9, May 2021: A Journey, Part 9 – Welcome to Part 9 (probably the longest post) of the continuing story of A Journey, which began in my mind as a short story for Holy Week but morphed into something larger and is still morphing even now. (It even goes back further than that when I first had this idea to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month, but I didn’t get far with it then.) I’m writing the rough draft moments before I post it here on the blog, and just so’s you know, I really do mean rough when I say that. I have already made a list of a bunch of things that I’ll likely change in the re-write(s) and some things to experiment with some more. This whole adventure is a way to come up with the raw material to work with, like digging for my own clay and then working with it to discover what’s hidden there and how to work with it to bring out what is hidden within it. The more I write this story, the more I discover about it. Okay, enough of that. Let’s go. See ya on the other side. :)

Now that May is over and A Journey has turned into more than a month-long project, you can find links to new posts on the new Fiction section of the blog.

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Image above: A possible cover for the novel in progress, which will change oodles of times as the story morphs on its way to becoming an actual novel and not a rough rough rough ROUGH draft.

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