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Personal Patristics

For the Love of Literature is a book about reading by my dear friend and homeschooling guru Maureen Wittmann. It’s a book for book-lovers, full of lists that provide pathways for curiosity through many fields of study, many lands, many periods of history. I love the fact that it includes the generally accepted Great Books, but also the fiercely loved Cool Books — dime novels, potboilers, and such. I’m grateful for the fact that such a lovely volume begins with a foreword by Yours Truly. In it I talk about my grandfather, my father, myself, and how the love of books passed through our generations.

And, yes, the book includes reading lists on early Christianity. And, yes, they include both Great Books and Cool Books — not to mention my books!

2 thoughts on “Personal Patristics

  1. and your books are both great and cool, Mike.

    We went to Dallas over Christmas, and our son, Justin, took us to Fort Worth to see the exhibit, Picturing the Bible, the Earliest Christian Art. Have you seen it? I remember in Rome you said you were writing a book on that subject. Will it be out soon? It was a wonderful collection of so many treasures of our Church and our Faith. Praised be God for the gift of our Church and so many talented artists (and authors) through the ages. Bless you.

  2. Thanks, Susie, for the kind words about my books.

    I haven’t seen the Fort Worth exhibit, but I got the catalog, which includes some outstanding essays, and I’ve blogged on both the book and the press reports of the exhibit. My book on ancient Christian symbols is finished. I don’t know yet when the publisher (Our Sunday Visitor) plans to have it out. I hope it’ll be in Fall of this year.

    My illustrator on that book, Lea Ravotti, plans to travel to see the Fort Worth exhibit.

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