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About meReligion plays a central role in my life. I was raised Protestant, and joined the Catholic Church in college. I have degrees in philosophy from Texas A&M University (BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies) and Boston College (MA in Philosophy). I have also done doctoral work at the University of Dallas.

I am married and have three young boys (4 1/2, 1 1/2, and 5 months as of October 2012).

Politically I am a libertarian-leaning conservative. I'm sure some of my views are inconsistent, but they are constantly developing. I am not an ideologue. I am not afraid to change my opinion when I am presented with facts and other reasons to change. But I do not change at any and every whim.

A Reading Marathon

On October 8, 2011, I joked to my wife, "I wonder how long it would take to read every book-one at a time-if I read for at least 30 minutes a day." At that moment, I decided to actually read (almost) every book I own, regardless of whether or not I've already read it. I am keeping a blog about it at: http://areadingmarathon.blogspot.com/

There are certain books I will not read, such as reference books and textbooks. The books I will read are in the "To Read" collection. The books I've read are in "A Reading Marathon: Read" collection.

About my libraryMy library consists mostly of philosophy and theology books, particular those in the Catholic and continental traditions.

I have a growing number of American history books, especially biographies, and financial books. My goal is to ultimately catalogue every book I own, have owned, and have read. (I realize this last goal is practically impossible.)

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, Catholic Tradition, Political Conservatives, US Presidents Challenge (USPC)

Favorite authorsSaint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael D. O'Brien, Pope Benedict XVI (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://areadingmarathon.blogspot.com

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Real nameWm. Cody Sain

LocationHouston, TX

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Member sinceAug 5, 2007

Currently readingCatechism of the Catholic Church by U.S. Catholic Church
Preparation for the Gospel by Eusebius
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fred Jones Tools for Teaching by Fredric H. Jones
Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus by Pope Francis

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Thank you for the recommendation of the Bhagavad Gita translation. I will let you know what I think of it.
I completely understand you. I mean, why go through bills when I have a good book on scripture to read? It's great to see fellow Catholics interested in reading in-depth.

Do you keep a reading journal or blog on LT? I have mine linked to my profile page. These reading journals work for me as a way to make sure I am being diligent!
I stumbled on your eloquent review of The Prayer of Jabez and could not have enjoyed it more. I too am
catholic and wary of the prosperity gospel charlatans.

How is your marathon coming along?
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