Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Saturday, September 27, 2008

What I am reading

continuing a very occasional update....

Recently Finished -

Lion in the White House by Aida Donald (a biography of Teddy Roosevelt) (Audio)

Grover Cleveland: a study in political courage by Roland Hugins

Vagabonds by John Foden (soon to be pubished - I received an advance copy).

Almost Done -
Inside Power by Gary Sheffield (received and autographed copy April 2007, just getting around to reading it)

Just starting -
Renewal of the Church: Five mediations by Richard S. M. Emrich (onetime Bishop of Michigan, published 1952)

My life with Karol: my forty year friendship with the man who became pope by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz (audio)

Ongoing theological and mediative
Soul of the Apostolate - Dom Jean Baptiste Chautard
The Way - Jose Maria Escriva
Memoriale Vitae Sacerdotalis - translated by A.P. Forbes (published 1882)
Simply Bonaventure - Ilia Delio, OSF
The Bible ( a privately printed translation of the New Testament by a late parishioner of Good Shepherd, Rosemont and classics professor at Bryn Mawr College. I am reading it as a 'novel' to get a fresh look through his translation)