Reading Update for January 2018

[I wrote here about my reading and literary habit goals for 2018] In January 2018, I completed: The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter.  This is decidedly not one of my favorite books about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein &

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St. Augustine’s Confessions, part 4

The problem of the pear tree. If you have ever had the privilege of listening to a lecture about Augustine, or your pastor (steeped in church history) has illustrated the pernicious and all-encompassing nature of sin,

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St. Augustine’s Confessions, part 3

Yesterday, I introduced Book 2 of Augustine’s Confessions by focusing on the issue of cultivating affections.  Happily for me, since this is a theological issue near and dear to my heart, nearly every quote or passage I

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Study, Memory & Reading Goals for 2018

My Study Goals for 2018: I hope to provide brief updates, from time to time throughout 2018, on all that I am learning about the inner workings of the human heart, vis-a-vis the tutelage of St. Augustine,

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St. Augustine’s Confessions, part 2

Book 1 of Confessions narrates Augustine’s early years and his primary education, while Book 2 covers his adolescent years.  It can be difficult to read sometimes, because his sexual struggles and sins sound so — well,

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St. Augustine’s Confessions, part 1

Augustine’s Confessions is heralded as a classic text by both sacred and secular standards.  It is considered the first autobiography of the ancient world.  Augustine’s use of beautiful but accessible language is unparalleled.  The text is rich

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C.S. Lewis on Sanctification and Self-Help

Now is the time of year when blogs, podcasts, and books are seeking women who want things to change.  Theological problems necessarily arise because most of that content masquerades as Christian but is more accurately classified

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Introduction from Allison

Welcome to TruthBeautyGoodness!  I have launched this new, streamlined website to focus on what I believe God is calling me to do at this season of life: teach, train, and equip other mamas to    

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