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This week on Living the Call, join us for Part 1 of Deacon Charlie’s conversation with Karl Keating. Karl is the OG apologist and a pioneer of Catholic media. He’s a full time author, with 20 books published to-date, including his most recent titled, 1054 And All That, A Lighthearted History of the Catholic Church.
In this episode, Karl discusses his new book, particularly how much fun it was to write this brief and humorous history of the Church. They also cover the topics of hiking, apologetics and technology and explore the question of why “indifferentism,” to God, has spread in our culture today.
Be sure to come back next week for the second half of the discussion, where the two talk about “wokeism,” the problem of intellectual propaganda on college campuses today and how to develop an “intellectual hunger” throughout our lives.
KARL'S NEWEST BOOK
"1054 and All That: A Lighthearted History of the Catholic Church" is the first book of its kind: real history, with an "attitude" that's sure to keep you smiling. (Publication date: December 1, 2022.)
A SERIES IN PREPARATION
This series should be available in early 2023.
It's a series (four titles, plus an omnibus) on how *not* to hike and backpack. Lots of books tell you what you should do before and during a trip, but it's equally important to know how to avoid blunders that could ruin what otherwise would be a fine adventure. The constituent books:
"How to Fail at Backpacking"
"How to Fail at Hiking Mt. Whitney" (already available at Amazon)
"How to Fail at Hiking Yosemite"
"How to Fail at Hiking Grand Canyon"
"How to Fail at Hiking" (omnibus volume)
OTHER BOOKS IN PREPARATION
1. A witty and profound collection of 365 witty and profound sayings of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): a reflection and commentary for every day of the year. (Expected availability: mid-2023.)
3. A how-to-write-and-edit-your-own-book handbook, written in the voice of Mrs. Malaprop, the famed character from Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play "The Rivals." (Expected availability: mid-2023.)