TFP Recommends Books

Finding Hope Amid the Hops

A review of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution by Tom Acitelli (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013) *          *          * In the world of mass standardization, the American beer industry stands out. Its gigantic breweries have dominated … Continue reading

A Descent Into Hell

A Review of Escape From Camp 14 Escape From Camp 14 is a modern-day horror story that spans 224 pages revealing the atrocities of the atheistic communist North Korean regime. Its facts are related by one of the few escapees … Continue reading

Why Economic Culture Matters

A review of Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future by Samuel Gregg (New York: Encounter Books, 2013) *          *          * It is not often that one finds refreshing nuance in books dealing with economy. Economics … Continue reading

The False Accusation Scandal

When talking about the enormous decline in sexual abuse cases inside the Catholic Church in recent years, it is customary to preface the remarks by saying that even one case of the clerical abuse of minors is too many. Such … Continue reading

Understanding Saint Vincent de Paul

A Review of the book Saint Vincent de Paul by Father Raymond de Thomas de Saint Laurent The book, Saint Vincent de Paul is concise and easy to read. Its author, Father Raymond de Saint Laurent wrote it with the … Continue reading

A Great Little Book: Francisco of Fatima

When America Needs Fatima first published its children’s biography of the youngest of the three little Fatima seers, Jacinta Marto, it was well received by young and old alike. Jacinta’s Story by Andrea F. Phillips continues to be in popular … Continue reading

Guilty Until Proven Guiltier

No one denies that some priests have terribly abused minors, and some bishops failed to act properly to stop this unspeakable harm. This is the qualifier that must be placed before any rational discussion of the sexual abuse scandals. However, … Continue reading

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