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Recommended books

In this week's newsletter, I recommended two books.

"Can we trust the BBC?" by Robin Aitken is a very good analysis of bias in the BBC from a seasoned BBC journalist. A whole chapter is devoted to the programme "Sex in the City" which was a strongly biased report on the Church's teaching concerning contraception. This book will help you to develop a "critical eye" when viewing BBC programmes. The book is available from Amazon at the link given here:

"The Prayer of the Presence of God" by Dom Augustin Guillerand is a series of short chapters on prayer and our own attitude to God. Dom Augustin was a Carthusian monk of the Grande Chartreuse. He writes with wisdom and simplicity but at the same time offers an intensely challenging view of the life of prayer.

Unfortunately, the book not available on Amazon. It can be purchased from the excellent US Catholic publisher Sophia Institute Press. I recommend browsing their website but if you prefer, here is the direct link to Dom Guillerand's book.