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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

Courageous (The Lost Fleet, Book 3)

Courageous - Jack Campbell This installment was alright. In my opinion, it focuses a little too much on the "romantic" angle - especially in a dysfunctional way that reminded me too much of college girl drama.

The space battles were interesting enough, especially because of the turns of events in the middle of the climactic battle.

Unfortunately, it ended with a pretty big cliffhanger. I say unfortunately because that was something that I appreciated in the previous books: the fact that it didn't need a cliffhanger at the end to get me interested in reading the follow-ups.

I'll still read the rest of this series, but I'm hoping he doesn't have to resort to stories of romantic jealousies and cliched cliffhanger endings.