Honor Dad with More than Peace and Quiet

Whenever we five Biedenbach children asked Dad what he wanted for his June birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas, he always responded with a loud bark: “Peace and quiet.” He never got it. Dad’s birthday came the week before Father’s Day so we usually combined the two celebrations. Each of us, as...

10 Tips for Reading Spiritual Books

Four years ago, with the encouragement of the pastor of my parish, St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, I started a spiritual book club. My goals were few: provide another source of faith formation in the parish, share my love of books with others, meet some new people in the parish, and sell the books that I...

Looking for Love?

“Love stories never go out of style,” writes Allan F. Wright in his latest book, The Bible’s Best Love Stories. We read stories about love, we view films about love, we listen to songs about love, we text others about our love, we post our love on Facebook. Most of us have experienced love in some...

Cooking a Book

Cooking shares a lot in common with writing a book: Good cooking needs tasty ingredients, a competent chef, a worthy recipe, and dashes of patience and dedication to getting things right. Writing a saleable book requires delicious ideas, a competent writer, a logical structure, and dashes of patience and...

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