January 13, 2006

Books at the Library

Our local public library has been regularly featuring titles concerning the new pope. Unfortunately most of them are either mixed or negative concerning the Holy Father. (The best they could do was John Allen's '99 biography of Cardinal Ratzinger, which was written when Allen was far more progressive than he seems to be now.)

My current read is the wonderful "God's Choice" by George Weigel and I can't help but wish it would be featured in the New Non-Fiction section. There's almost no chance it will though and the needlessly provocative title doesn't help. Why Weigel chose a triumphalistic title I don't know unless he's playing to "his base".

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