Edition: Book Reviews

Recovering the ‘TRUE CHURCH’: Challenges for Australian Catholicism beyond the Plenary Council

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 April 2022

Recovering the ‘TRUE CHURCH’ will be an invaluable companion to those involved in the Pastoral Council because it raises large questions that could easily be shelved. 

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Not Forgotten: Australian Catholic Educators 1820-2020


Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 April 2022

The Catholic Education system is a central building block in any renewed Catholic Church.

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Ideas to Save Your Life: Philosophy for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 1 March 2022

For Michael McGirr, young people are short changed when they are encouraged to assume that a life is measured by individual satisfaction.

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Two collections of homilies

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 7 February 2022

Two books, both collections of homilies by Jesuits and Rectors of Newman College, demonstrate good homilies come in many shapes.

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Raining Angels

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 7 February 2022

The high quality of the poetry is matched by their attractive presentation.

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Paul and the Economy of Salvation: Reading from the Perspective of the Last Judgment

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 4 November 2021

Fr Brendan Byrne's Paul and the Economy of Salvation: Reading from the Perspective of the Last Judgment is a masterpiece of lucidity and of scholarship.

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A Schoolbag Full

4 November 2021

Adelaide poet and teacher John Kelly has a gift for noticing and celebrating the small ways in which we brush up against our world.

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Blessed: Meditations on a life of small wonders

4 November 2021

Ann Rennie's close familiarity with literature and constant rediscovery of its power to move and energise young people also enriches Blessed.

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The Church as Salt: Becoming the Community Jesus Speaks About

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 25 October 2021

Sally Douglas wants to replace a view of the Church that begets discouragement and replace it with a view that brings life.

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Come to the Light: Reflections on the Gospel of John

21 September 2021

This book promised both to uncover the spiritual depth of the Gospel and to find a flight path through the clouds. It was helpful in both respects.

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Springboards: A deeper Ignatian way

20 September 2021

Springboards was written for a quite specific audience and purpose. 

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A Song Worth Singing: Our Melbourne Days

20 September 2021

A Song Worth Singing is the story of Anne Doyle's life. it speaks of the connection between family, work, meeting with good people in unlikely circumstances, travelling and gathering stories. 

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