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Books with a Beu

Jamie Beu, owner and co-author (with his wife) of CatholicFamily.info, is a "cradle Catholic", devoted husband, and father of two girls. He is a regular contributor to his parish newsletter, as well as an impassioned defender of the faith who is able to both support and challenge others as necessary -- all in an effort to build-up Christ's Kingdom on Earth. To this end, he does a lot of reading - not just of religious books (for education and research), but also of secular books, both to decompress as well as to keep a finger on the pulse of pop culture (the better to relate to others, as well as to help restore the culture).

Currently reading

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
Meg Meeker, Meg Meeker
Dan Simmons
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
'John Townsend', 'Henry Cloud'
Boundaries Face to Face: How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Avoiding
Henry Cloud
Jesus of Nazareth
Pope Benedict XVI, Adrian J. Walker
Permutation City
Greg Egan
Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions
Pope Benedict XVI
Is Jesus Coming Soon?: A Catholic Perspective on the Second Coming
Ralph Martin
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #1)
Isaac Asimov
Autobiography of a Saint: Therese of Lisieux
Thérèse de Lisieux, Ronald A. Knox, Vernon Johnson

The Eye of Moloch

The Eye of Moloch - Glenn Beck This and [b:The Overton Window|6949478|The Overton Window|Glenn Beck|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1274189222s/6949478.jpg|7183757] are both... I dunno... just kinda there. It's a decent enough book, with enough doses of reality to scare you, but... it just feels like it's trying so hard to be Tom Clancy, but misses wide.

If you're a Glenn Beck fan, you'll read it. If you're not a fan, you won't (because you've already read "Overton" and mocked him for it). But I doubt anybody will pick it up 5-10 years from now and say, "wow - that was an amazing book" or "it was ahead of its time" or even "its held up well over the years".

Wish I could say it was great - but it's just another political/quasi-military thriller among many.