Search Results: "Stephen Weigel"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMAN PILGRIMAGE by George Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Engrossing, expansive pictorial study on a renewed Lenten discipline at the heart of Roman Catholicism."
Lent in Rome, one church at a time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2005

"Sure to be much discussed—and possibly to be remarkably influential."
Can the EU make the world safe for democracy? Not if it continues to deny its Christian roots, says Weigel (The Truth of Catholicism, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP MATH by Jeff Weigel
by Jeff Weigel, illustrated by Jeff Weigel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Math taken to its fundamentals in a fun, well-paced story and with enough of a challenge to maintain steady interest. (iPad storybook app. 7-12)"
A simple app with historical leanings that should keep mathematics from becoming a kid's personal Gitmo. Read full book review >

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ATOMIC ACE AND THE ROBOT RAMPAGE by Jeff Weigel
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Shelve it next to Bob McLeod's Superhero ABC (January 2006) and Ross MacDonald's Another Perfect Day (2002). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having extolled the merits of his superhero father in Atomic Ace (He's Just My Dad) (2004), a lad discovers that his mom has hidden talents too in this engaging follow-up. Read full book review >

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SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Long on evangelism, short on reform."
A call for pride, sincerity and depth in Catholic life and community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Massive in scope and length, and written with the pope's cooperation, Weigel's biography is sure to be the definitive work on Pope John Paul II for years to come. (illustrations, not seen)"
A study that pays homage without degenerating into hagiography. Read full book review >

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DRAGON GIRL by Jeff Weigel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Get this charmer into the hands of fans of Jeff Smith's Bone series and its spinoffs. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In a fantasy land where dragons are hunted and prized as prey, Alanna, a strong and kind young girl, finds and vows to protect a dragon nest at the expense of all else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though it may be a stretch for the episode's likely audience to move on, as the author recommends at the end, to C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian, Jack's adventures will leave readers in the proper tar-and-gunpowder frame of mind. (resource list) (Graphic fiction. 9-11)"
A fast-paced and fact-laced tale framed in graphic panels puts a young orphan aboard a British frigate for a spot of blockade duty—climaxed by a brisk exchange with a French three-decker and the fiery destruction of an enemy shipyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A bit too reverent to withstand scrutiny, this will find a welcome audience among believers but is unlikely to bring many others into their ranks."
A concise catechism of the Catholic faith, with specific reference made to common objections of nonbelievers, by papal biographer Weigel (Witness to Hope, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS by David Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"Prog fans will take to this book like Keith Emerson to an upside-down Hammond."
Dinosaurs once roamed the Earth. Then came prog rock, as this partial but pleasing account of the love-it-or-hate-it genre chronicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A lucid account of Ratzinger's long theological career and likely manner of leadership in the future; of particular interest to reform-minded Catholics."
Vatican watcher Weigel (The Truth of Catholicism, 2001, etc.) considers the course of the church under the previous pope and the possible changes that the new one will bring. Read full book review >