What is everyone reading?

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This is just a thread to ask what everyone is reading. Till Wendsday I will be reading nothing other than textbooks, but after that---ooh man do I ever have a stack to get through. As soon as I am done with my finals, I am making it top priority to finish Law of God.

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hmm come to think of it, perhaps I should find myself a short fiction book in order to give my mind a break and time to recooperate.

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Faith wise I'm reading Jesus through the Centuries, His place in the History of Culture, by Jaroslav Pelikan.

I'm re-reading Lonesome Dove can't count the previous times, I'm just a old west fan.


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hmm come to think of it, perhaps I should find myself a short fiction book in order to give my mind a break and time to recooperate.
Have you ever read the Brother Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters? Set in 12th century Shrewsbury at the Benedictine monastery of Sts. PEter and Paul, I think you'd really like them.
 

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Ecclesiastical Latin by John F. Collins
Acts of the Second Council of Ephesus by Rev S.G.F. Perry
D+¬fense des Trois Chapitres par Facundus D'Hermiane
Three Monophysite Christologies by Roberta Chesnut

and waiting for another Terry Pratchett book to come along.

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What do you think of the Collins Ecclesiastical Latin, sub-deacon Peter? I've recently tracked down a copy of it through ABE books, but am too bogged down in the Jones and Sidwell Reading Latin course at present to get into it yet.

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I've decided I need to learn Latin, at least before I get to heaven so I can understand St Peter at the gates. :)

I'm on chapter 2 and finding it fine so far. It suggests just a semester (whatever that is) to get through a large chunk of the grammar and vocab and into the reading. I expect it to be fairly technical, and it is, but in a way that I'm coping with fine. if I can spare 30 mins a day - as it suggests - then I may end up being able to read some of the important books I have lined up that scholars have only seen fit to translate out of Syriac (my life isn't going to be long enough to try and learn Syriac) and into Latin. (thanks guys, great help).

As you can see I am trying to work on my French, and that's not coming on too bad, and I'm reading some important stuff that's made its way out of Latin into French.

After all that I need Terry Pratchett
 

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Patristic Homilies on the Dormition of the Mother of God
Retrato en Sep+¡a by Isabel Allende
 

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I just aquired a very good used revised edition of The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus, published by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery while in Las Vegas this weekend and find the intro useful already and are looking forward to much more.

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Call it ADD, but I seem to have a habit of reading multiple books at once. Currently, I'm reading: (1) The Lord of the Rings (resuming after a 3 month hiatus) (2) Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity; and (3) Not By Scripture Alone by Robert Sungenis
 

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The New History of the World - Roberts

Being an engineer, I have had 1 post-secondary history course, and that was American History. Other than reading about the Church or light Nat. Geo. or Discovery/History channel pablum, that's all I've had. I thought this might peak an interest in certain areas or at least allow me to follow historical conversations without nodding off. :D
 

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A Season in Bethlehem by Joshua Hammer put out by FP free press, 274 pages, purchased at Barnes and Noble.

This book helps explain in detail about life in Palestine especially for the Palestinian Christians who are caught between Hamas and Israel. It also covers the moment-to-moment narration of the siege of the Church of the Nativity. It tells of the hardships of living in one of the most dangerous places on earth.

JoeS :-";"xx
 

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I'm currently reading the 3rd Volume of the Gulag Archipelago.
 

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E.A. Wallis Budge's translation of Paradise of the Holy Fathers vol. II

Selected passages from Wace & Piercy's Dictionary of Early Christian Biography (right now I'm on Eusebius of Dorylaeum...)

And just for fun, Raymond Chandler's Farwell, My Lovely. I want to see how much he really influenced Robert Parker.
 

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I am reading "From Mars Hill to Manhattan" The story of the Greek Orthodox in America under Athenagoras I by Bishop George Papaioannou

And

"The Inner Kingdom" by Bishop Ware.
 

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The Code of The Warrior, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Constantinople, The Book of The Samurai, and The Layman's Guide to The Ladder (all at once! I'm horrible!)
 
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