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Latin Vulgate, Bible Book Titles and Names

by Anonymous

This is really a four-page reference of titles and abbreviations for the books of the Bible in Latin, English, and German (Deutsch).

Reviewed on 2012.01.02

Palos of the Dog Star Pack

by J.U. Giesy

This book should be labeled science fiction . . . and it seems to be incomplete.

Reviewed on 2011.04.18

The King's Achievement

by Robert Hugh Benson

By What Authority is the middle of a trilogy that begins with The King’s Achievement and ends with The Queen’s Tragedy), but it can be read on its own. It is the story of neighbors, two brothers who grew up as Catholics next door to a Puritan boy and his sister during Elizabethan England. The book focuses on the Puritans and their search for truth.

Monsignor Hugh Benson has made a huge contribution to English Literature with his novels, and I think that this is one of his best. In fact, the writing of this book was the final step in Benson's own conversion to Catholicism.

Saint Edmund Campion, the famous English Jesuit martyr, is a central figure in this book -- an inspiration to one of the main characters, as well as to every reader.

Reviewed on 2009.12.01

Lord of the World

by Robert Hugh Benson

This is Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson's apocalyptic novel. A fascinating read (and worth reading and re-reading many times), the incorporated inventions are even more interesting when you realize Monsignor was writing in 1907.

Reviewed on 2009.12.01

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