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Catholic Pocket Prayer Book
Catholic Pocket Prayer Book
by Jacquelyn Lindsey
Edition: Paperback
Price: $6.26
49 used & new from $3.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always with me!, April 17, 2013
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This little prayer book is a must-have. I bought this copy for a friend I sponsored for confirmation; I purchased my own copy when going through RCIA years ago to help me follow along with basic prayers and the order of the mass. It is always in my purse and I've referred to it countless times.

All the basics are there. One section is comprised of prayers throughout the year (Advent, Lent, Easter, etc.) while another contains the prayers of various saints (St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Therese, etc.). There is also a topical index in the back. Someone else posted the binding fell apart-- mine has held up well, even with my kids "reading" it during mass and everything. This new one seemed to be of the same quality binding, but who knows.

Considering the content and quality, based on my experience, I'd recommend Catholic Pocket Prayer Book to any candidate, catechumen, or anyone else!


The Parables of Jesus
The Parables of Jesus
by Tomie dePaola
Edition: Hardcover
36 used & new from $0.14

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful pictures, faithful retelling, April 17, 2013
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Like any dePaola book "The Parables of Jesus" is beautifully illustrated. The author's rendition of the Parables is true to the Bible and easy for children to understand. It is my favorite resource for teaching the parables to my kids' preschool playgroup. I usually don't like paying more than $5 for a used book-- this was almost $10 (in good condition) and was well worth it.


Who Will Help?: Luke 10: 25-37 (The Good Samaritan) (Hear Me Read Level 1 Series)
Who Will Help?: Luke 10: 25-37 (The Good Samaritan) (Hear Me Read Level 1 Series)
by Mary Manz Simon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $2.31
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Early Reader Retelling, April 17, 2013
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A very basic retelling of the story of the Good Samaritan. Phrases like "Who will help?" are situated under the pictures. Very simple, and not necessarily right for reading aloud to a class for a lesson, but just right for an early reader on their own.


Apartment/Townhouse Moving Kit - 52 Moving Boxes & Supplies
Apartment/Townhouse Moving Kit - 52 Moving Boxes & Supplies

5.0 out of 5 stars Just like the name suggests: cheap boxes, April 17, 2013
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I needed boxes to organize the junk in my basement, but I also wanted boxes suitable for a move in the future. These boxes are true to size and sturdy. The kit came with tape and a marker, which were useful for my project. I think these boxes are just right for moving household items. I might not load up the larger size to the brim with something heavy, but the smaller size can be packed out with heavy books. In the end a decent product for the affordable price.


Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution
Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution
by Mary Eberstadt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.96
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible Analysis of the Post-Sexual Revolution West, March 27, 2012
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I am by no means an academic and found this book to be a very accessible analysis of the state of the West after the sexual revolution. Eberstadt is persuasive in her arguments-- they are based on empirical evidence and are delivered with (sometimes painful) clarity. She unflinchingly examines very difficult topics, such as the effects of the sexual revolution on children and the predatory environment created on many college campuses. It covers contraception, abortion, and pornography as well, emphasizing the societal ills each has caused. "Adam and Eve After the Pill" includes many of the ideas presented in Eberstadt's articles from First Things and other publications, and it is nice to have those ideas collected into a complete book.


Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child
Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child
by Anthony M. Esolen
Edition: Hardcover
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Parent's Review of "Ten Ways", September 20, 2011
Not what I expected but still a good read overall. Esolen spends much of the book comparing childhood as it is generally managed today with what it was like in times gone by. Playing outside, spending time with parents and relatives and the colorful people of one's neighborhood, learning holistically, and creating bonds with other children organically were once the foundation of any childhood, Esolen seems to say. Now those things have been replaced with electronic entertainment, outsourced supervision, a fragmented education, and organized activities, to the detriment of the child and society at large. It rankles in parts, like when Esolen discusses playing on the edge of mining craters and experimenting with battery acid (my contemporary safety radar went through the roof!) but it all asks you to take pause and think about whether the norms of childhood today are beneficial or even necessary.

The author comes off as a bit of a male chauvinist in a few subtle ways. He says himself at some point that, having been a boy, he is in no place to offer insight into what a female childhood is like. Couldn't he have added insight from his wife, a daughter, a female writer? The inclusion of books on girlhood, like Anne of Green Gables, may have helped. As a mother of girls I found that aspect of the book lacking. Esolen is actually least biased in his chapter on the neutering of the sexes, which offers a nice picture of young love in light of cherished differences between the sexes, so I wouldn't say he is a sexist at all. Still, one star off for the irritating if harmless focus on the childhood of boys almost exclusively.

Overall a worthy read for those who want a forthright and intuitive critique of the current state of childhood.
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Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX 15.6" 2GB 250GB Laptop PC
Compaq Presario CQ56-115DX 15.6" 2GB 250GB Laptop PC
8 used & new from $189.90

3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for, July 4, 2011
I work from home and needed a replacement laptop that was inexpensive until I could afford a better one. The CQ56 serves that purpose just fine. Cons: The computer itself feels tinny when you type and you have to click awfully hard on the mouse buttons. The speakers are not great and it runs a little slow. Pros: It is suitable for light computer work. It connects to wireless networks fine. For the price of a netbook you get a full size screen and keyboard. I think how well you like this Compaq will depend on what your particular needs are.


2 Skeins Soft and Slim Rayon from Bamboo Blend Yarn, Super Fine, 50g/skein style B917
2 Skeins Soft and Slim Rayon from Bamboo Blend Yarn, Super Fine, 50g/skein style B917
Price: $6.00 - $11.88

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for socks, February 19, 2010
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I just bought this yarn in Licorice for a pair of socks. It is a very soft blend, the wool in it making it much easier to work with than straight up bamboo. It is also stretchy enough to make a decent ribbing on the cuff. I am using size 2 needles and get 34 sts in 4" (stockinette), a little off from the manufacturer's gauge. The color is just as pictured. Hopefully it will wear well-- it still looked untouched after I knitted and ripped out three gauge swatches with the same piece of yarn.
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The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home
The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home
by Jane Brocket
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $30.52
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a pattern book but fun just the same, February 19, 2010
This book serves as a good inspirational piece for finding renewed joy in domestic tasks. I've never heard of Jane Brocket and cannot comment on how this book compares with her blog as some other reviews here have, but I found it to be a refreshing look at the artistic potential that lies in something as mundane as keeping house. Her vignette (which is really what the book is comprised of) on sock knitting is lovely as is her list of domestic novels. The old poems and quotes about knitting, laundry, cooking made this book a nice change of pace from the trendy and cutesy pattern books that usually fill up the craft section. While Brocket's style is not quite my own (I am an American and half her age) the pictures are inspiring. A few patterns and more recipes would have been nice for the more practical among us considering the price.


Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
by Zoë Mellor
Edition: Paperback
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars After three years of using this book..., February 15, 2010
I've had this book for a few years and it is one of my staples. After making the elephant, mice, bear, turtle, pig, boy doll and girl doll I can say this is a great treasury of classic, knitted toys that are always a hit at baby showers. Some reviews here say the patterns are too complicated or poorly written, but I think most intermediate knitters should be able to navigate them just fine. One of the few books that, for me, yields a result just as nice as the pictures. Because these projects rely so much on good finishing techniques, it would have been nice to have more explicit instruction about how to sew them up, but that's the only drawback in my opinion.


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