Time for another book review! Although David Hartline wrote “The Tide is Turning Toward Catholicism” in 2006, I am writing about it now because he recently had his second book, “The Catholic Tide Continues To Turn,” published at the end of 2012. So consider this a sort of double review.

David Hartline is the founder and editor of the Catholic Report website (http://www.CatholicReport.org). The first paragraph of the introduction explains his reasons for writing this book: “The idea for this book came to me during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and is an extension of an article I wrote for my CatholicReport.org website. The night before I wrote this article, I thought, “Catholics need to hear all the ‘under the radar’ good news happening in the Catholic Church.”

Written during the time after the election of Pope Benedict XVI, David writes with a straightforward style that I find refreshing. He comes at this book with, as he describes it, an orthodox view of the faith, not to be confused with Traditional view. He has a solid amount of footnotes and notes included, however, coming from a historian background, I wish he would cite a little more evidence in some areas when discussing some dissenting and conforming views. I enjoyed this book immensely, and am looking forward to reading the continuing story, to see the advances of the past six years. Very rarely in this day and age do we hear the positive things that are happening in the Church; David recognized that and did something to change that tendency. For that, I say this book is a definite read.

This book is available through Amazon, however, his new book is unavailable due to the recent closing of the publisher for the book. I was able to acquire it by contacting David directly, and he gave me permission to put out his email address if anybody does want a copy of his newest book – he will be happy to make arrangements to get the book to you. His email address is dhartline@columbus.rr.com.

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, please let me know. If you have any books that you have read or have read the books I mention, please leave a comment. We here at Salzmann also want to know what people are reading. Comments are always appreciated – anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.

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