“God desires from you the least degree of purity of conscience more than all the works you can perform.”
–St. John of the Cross
Review and Comments
Pictures Bad Pictures was challenging because of the subject matter. The message is meant to introduce children to
a “safe and healthy media experience.” I
feel the book handles this very serious topic with simple honesty and an
effective, valuable plan. We want our children to be safe especially in today’s
world, but this grandma’s heart is ever so sad and troubled that very young children
must be armed against such an evil reality.
Continue reading A PROACTIVE PLAN: A REVIEW OF ‘GOOD PICTURES BAD PICTURES JR.’
” We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. we need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints.” –Saint Pope John Paul II
Review and Contents
I was so excited when this book first came out. First of all, I am a HUGE fan of the short story genre. It was my favorite thing to read in school and my favorite to teach to my freshmen in high school. Truly great writers can tell such a good story with only a few pages.
It’s also no secret that I’m a fan of Catholic fiction for young readers. Most YA literature is full of vices of the modern world. Sex, drugs, violence….the list goes on and on. It feels so safe to have Catholic writers compile good stories for teens to read.
Continue reading THe Strength of Young People: A Review of ‘Secrets: Visible and Invisible’