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JamieBeu

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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
Hyperion
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

God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4)

God Emperor of Dune  - Frank Herbert the book is interesting, on an intellectual/philosophical level, but kinda dry on an action level. The ending, though, could be seen coming about halfway through. It became more apparent about 3/4 the way through, and even more so after that, until it is hardly even necessary to read the last 15 pages.

Oddly enough, the last 2 pages (the epilogue) were perhaps the most interesting pages, driving home the point that you are reading a future history (hence validating some of the dryness of the previous 400 pages).

Based on those last 2 pages, I am looking forward to "Heretics of Dune".