Books

Biography filled with detail puts St. Augustine in perspective

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12182015p21pha.jpgAUGUSTINE: CONVERSIONS TO CONFESSIONS
By Robin Lane Fox
Published by Basic Books, $35

Augustine: Conversions to Confessions may be informative to the nth degree, but it's not dense. Robin Lane Fox says he wrote this biography for all readers -- even those in a post-Christian age who do not share Augustine's religious beliefs.

Three memoirs seek transformation out of illness, addiction, loss

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ss10092015p08pha.jpgTHE TASTE OF SILENCE: HOW I CAME TO BE AT HOME WITH MYSELF
By Bieke Vandekerckhove
Published by Liturgical Press, $17.95

At the age of 19, Bieke Vandekerckhove was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Learning that the progressive neurodegenerative disease would end with her death in two to five years, Vandekerckhove tried to make peace with herself and her God.

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