The viewpoints and interpretations in this blog are mine and mine alone.
I do not represent the Catholic Church nor other Catholics.
I speak solely for myself.
I do not claim to be a Catholic scholar.
I have no formal theological education or background.
I run this blog as a hobby.
I enjoy juxtaposing books I read to my religious views.
I am a Catholic mom of three who loves to read. I wanted to pass this love on to my children. Reading together and discussing what we read is an important part of our relationship.
I firmly believe we become our surroundings. The people with whom we hang, the lyrics of the songs we listen, the ideas in the books we read, and the images in the movies we watch. These become our personal experiences that help form us in who we are going to be as people.
I have a different viewpoint of the world, and I have many counterculture beliefs. I have different values than the world, and the things of God are essential to me. My goal with this blog is to have discussions about what we read and the messages we are receiving in these books. How do they line up with our faith? How did we think about God while reading the books? How have these books formed us or changed us (if any)?
My children have not read all the books I review.
1 John 4:4-6 “You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They belong to the world; accordingly, their teaching belongs to the world, and the world listens to them. We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.”