IF this is the first time you have explored the recesses of Rookery Nook, a brief exploration of the contents is in order. (Regulars will forgive some repetition for the sake of New Boys).
First, we offer a selection of new titles, which varies slightly each month as new titles slide to replace older ones. A brief description and some review extracts are included to help you make your choice, and the easyorder form is printed alongside.
Then follows an update on the request for out-of-print volumes and one or two "for sale."
The last section, usually tucked into the bottom of the
page, but this month nearer the top, is intended to highlight a -scintillating idea and this month we actually have one, so do make a point of reading it.
In Walk to Jerusalem, among the new titles, Gerard Hughes Si examines inner peace.
And I am delighted to find the oft-derided Enid Blyton among the new books; what hours of pleasure she gave me years ago! All the grandchildren will get copies of The Story of Jesus from me for their birthday this year. The video was a popular innovation to the list last month. Let us know if there is one you would particularly like to get hold of.
The scintillating idea for February has been brewing for a while. If any reader is moving house, or simply has a pile of spare religious books, how about passing them on to the missions?
Seminaries in the third world are always glad to receive postVatican II volumes, in good and clean condition. If you have any that you think might be suitable, please send them to: Mill Hill Fathers, Mission Book Service, St Joseph's College, Lawrence Street, London NW7 41X.
If you can possibly afford it, do include some stamps, or a PO to assist the Fathers in their heavy cost of post and packing.
Children's books are welcome too, or teaching manuals, modern missals, even hymn books. Neglected and unread on your shelves, these books could have a new lease of life in the missions.