Books of 2008

If Peggy Noonan can do it, I suppose I can, too.  Since I have this odd habit of keeping a list of the books I read, I may as well make use of it.  Here are the books I read during 2008. 


Project Pendulum, by Robert Silverberg
Derailed, by James Siegel
The Disappearance, by J.F. Freedman
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, by Orson Scott Card
Cell, by Stephen King
Manifold: Time, by Stephen Baxter

Other than Orson Scott Card and, of course, C.S. Lewis, it was a rather forgetable year for fiction for me.  Project Pendulum and Cell were both horrendous.


Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation, by Gerald O’Collins
The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalizaton, by Vincent Gallagher
The Regensberg Lecture, by James V. Schall, SJ
Meet Henri de Lubac, by Rudolf Voderholzer
Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam, by Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera
Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion, by Francis J. Beckwith
Lovely Like Jerusalem: The Fulfillment of the Old Testament in Christ and the Church, by Aidan Nichols
Just War, Lasting Peace: What Christian Traditions Can Teach Us, by Dolores Leckey, ed.
God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, The Heart of Life, by Joseph Ratzinger
The Celebration of the Eucharist: The Origin of the Rite and Development of Its Interpretation, by Enrico Mazza
Because God Is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer, by Peter Kreeft
The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, ed. Robert Ellsberg
The Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite, by Enrico Mazza
Thomas Aquinas and the Liturgy, by David L. Berger

Of these, O’Collins, Schall, and the Day diaries were excellent.  Ratzinger, too, of course. and Nichols.  Mazza’s work is very interesting to me.  The Berger book was a bit disappointing.


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