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  1. Brandon Vogt said:

    Love this list! (And not just because you so generously included my new book)
    Also, we’re 100% with you on the no screen stuff. I didn’t know you guys were doing that! We’ve put our TV into storage, cancelled Netflix and cable, and we don’t allow screens in bedrooms (including mom and dad’s.) It’s been so liberating and fruitful. I can’t see us going back!

    August 28, 2017
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    • John DeRosa said:

      To both of you, do KINDLES count? . . .

      I’m not a parent yet, but I do love the idea of cutting down on screen time! I know it’s going to be a fight since “All of their friends” will have screens all the time. My wife and I will look to you guys as mentors in coming up with a gameplan!

      August 28, 2017
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      • Brandon Vogt said:

        On my end, I’m fine with Kindles as long as they’re single-function readers. For instance, I used to use an iPad to read eBooks (w/ Kindle app), but now I only use the Paperwhite.

        August 28, 2017
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        • Sharon said:

          I understand the latest Kindle readers don’t have speakers or an audio port, so you can’t use the text-to-speech feature or listen to audio books on them. so I recommend looking for an old Kindle keyboard if you want to go e-reader only. I’m on my third – daughter left first out in the sun, second died when I was in the middle of one of Leila Miller’s books (I know! Terrible time to fail me!) and I got the third keyboard version, with a lighted case, for only about $50 on e bay. Just a heads up to anyone who wants to get more reading in. I remember Brandon recommending audio books as a way to get more reading in during the year so it’s nice to have that option on my older style Kindle.

          August 29, 2017
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  2. John D said:

    This is a great list Matt. Very much in agreement about Brandon Vogt. I am enrolled in his ClaritasU membership site, and the content is top notch quality.

    August 28, 2017
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  3. Teresa G said:

    This is a great list!! Thank you! If I could humbly add- What’s Wrong with the World? By GK Chesterton and the CS Lewis Space Trilogy (particularly the last book, That Hideous Strength).

    August 28, 2017
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    • Matt Nelson said:

      100% Teresa! I could have easily just said: “Read everything by C.S Lewis and G.K. Chesterton.” Actually I haven’t read the space trilogy yet though – hopefully in the coming months!

      August 28, 2017
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      • Teresa Grodi said:

        The last book in the trilogy absolutely changed my life! We even named our homeschool after a location in it 😉

        August 31, 2017
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  4. Great list, but it is incomplete without Leila Miller’s books “Raising Chaste Catholic Men” (http://amzn.to/2wmyy5b) and “Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak”
    (http://amzn.to/2wmY1eW) 🙂 We are blessed with so many great “Back to Sanity” books, but if you had to add just 2 more to the list, my suggestions would definitely need to be the added 2! 🙂

    August 29, 2017
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  5. Leda said:

    ‘The Imitation of Christ’
    ‘Franciscan Prayer’ – Ilia Delio
    ‘He and I’ – Gabrielle Bossis

    August 31, 2017
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