Saturday, July 14, 2007

friend's new book

A good friend of mine, Chris Cuddy, who was in seminary with me last year but is now taking some time off, had his new book come out last month. The book is titled, I Choose God: Stories from Young Catholics, and was co-edited with Peter Ericksen.

He compares it to Patrick Madrid's Surprised by Truth series, only Chris's book is for and from young adults. Furthermore, I would put his book, if he doesn't mind, alongside Colleen Carroll's The New Faithful and Tim Drake's Young and Catholic.

I haven't had a chance to buy and read this book yet, but I feel comfortable recommending it purely on the grounds of knowing Chris. Among many other traits he is a brilliant young man, very Thomistic, but humble, and with a great sense of humor. He is a compassionate listener and is always interested in how one is doing personally. He is cool, and prudent, and reflective with a distinct serenity. He's read more and thought more than I could imagine. I could always count on him for solid scholarly and friendly advice. Indeed he is a great friend that I only really got to barely know. I hope to keep up with him wherever he is and whatever he decides. Keep his name in mind; this year and this book aren't the last I'll or anyone will see of him. Pray for him. And pray with me a prayer of thanks to God for giving me other friends just as valuable at St. Mary's and beyond.

2 comments:

Keith M. Cervine said...

Thanks for the info about Chris, and I could not agree with you more about your comments on his gift as a scholar and just friendly advice. I am sure it will be an excellent read and look forward to getting around to reading it.

Jason said...

Those sound like they're along the same vein as "Swimming with Scapulars". I bought that one a while back, but haven't started it yet. It had good reviews on Amazon.com :)