Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Our Parish Library

One of the projects I've been working on this summer is to catalog all the books in our parish library. This was made relatively easy through the help of a website called LibraryThing. LibraryThing is a website which will automatically create a catalog of any list of books you give it. Most of the time I was able to input the books via their ISBNs but some books were so old that they didn't have an ISBN so I was able to look them up just by their titles and authors. It's quite an interesting little library. There are definitely a few gems in there (which I'll be able to borrow and read).

Here's our catalog. It's about 90% complete.

Please take a look and let me know if there are anymore which should be removed. Many have a tag called "remove" which I shall do shortly.
I tried to weed out as many dissidents and heretics that I could but some may have snuck past me...


Milehimama said...

Angela's Ashes is not "family" reading. It's definitely PG-13 at the very least; he treats Catholicism as a curiosity, a cultural thing. It is a good book, but it will certainly not inspire anyone to be a better Catholic.

Asimov's Guide to the Bible - Isaac Asimov is a secular Jew and a secular humanist. So maybe his commentary is not... so in line wiht Catholic teaching? I haven't read his commentary (only his novels), but it should probably be removed.

The Book of Ruth - the fact it is Oprah's Book Club is a big red flag! It's a novel - a big downer negative novel - and has nothing to do with the Bible.

The Duality of Human Existence by David Bakan

How Now Shall We Live by Charles Colson. Chuck Colson is an Evangelical media darling, and is not Catholic (his wife is, though). His idea of how we should live does not include sacraments or the Magesterium.

Khalil Gibran - not exactly an orthodox Catholic poet :)

sorry, that's as far as I got on the list so far!

Lynne said...

Thank you, Milehimama! I'll change their tags to 'remove' right away. You should have seen some of the books that didn't even get catalogued, The Davinci Code, books on ennagrams(sp) and the Poem of the Man-God...

Carolina Cannonball said...

I secret hobby of mine- I hide books in my local library. Books written by Hans Kung and the likes.

Lynne said...

lol !