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  • Forceful arguments characterize author's rebuttal of atheism's claims

    "Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There Is No God" by Anthony DeStefano. Nelson Books (Nashville, Tennessee, 2018). 222 pp., $24.99. Readers of "Inside the Atheist Mind" expecting a tame rebuttal to atheists such as Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins are in for surprise.

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  • Book explores little-known editor's deep impact on U.S. Christianity

    "Phyllis Tickle: A Life" by Jon M. Sweeney. Church Publishing (New York, 2018). 274 pp., $26.95. Phyllis Tickle, who died in 2015, was relatively unknown to many Catholics but was an important figure in recent Christianity in the United States. She was the founding religion editor at Publisher's Weekly, but so much more.

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  • 'Parallel biography' of Father Merton, Bob Dylan offers unique insights

    "The Monk's Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan and the Perilous Summer of 1966" by Robert Hudson. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2018). 247 pp., $23. Robert Hudson is a writer and editor, a recognized Bob Dylan scholar and a member of the International Thomas Merton Society, and here is his starting point: "Although (Father Thomas Merton and Bob Dylan) lived their lives a thousand miles apart, their souls were next-door neighbors."

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  • Three authors explore varied facets of aging, but one disappoints

    "Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older" by Frank J. Cunningham. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2017). 138 pp., $18. "Aging Starts in Your Mind: You're only as old as you feel" by Notker Wolf with Leo G. Linder. Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2017). 205 pp., $17.99.

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  • Books on saints, secrets, Mary for your children's summer reading

    YARDLEY, Pa. (CNS) -- The following books are suitable for summer reading: "Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times" by Meghan Bausch. Our Sunday Visitor. (Huntington, Indiana, 2018). 28 pp., $16.95. Resist the temptation to wince at the possibility of yet another children's book on saints. This one is different and will be a special keepsake for little ones. "Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times" is a compilation of poems featuring 18 holy men and women. The poems are short, sweet and meaningful: They include all the information a child needs to know about that particular saint in a few short few rhyming lines. The saints are paired with beautifully unique illustrations made with overlaying photographs. Ages 2 and up.

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