Being an avid reader and always on the prowl for new titles I have quite a long wish list. Sometimes I will run across a book referenced on a Catholic blog that is likely in the public domain now. I came across a reference to “Meditations on Christian Dogma” on Fr. Powell, OP blog and was quite intrigued by what he wrote. I mean how could I not love a title like that? Originally written in 1898 I was able to find scanned copies of it for both volumes of it. Unfortunately the OCR scan of it wasn’t that good and so the text version contained multiple errors such as spacing and splitting words along with other format errors. So I went through both volumes cleaning them up as much as I could.
I then read the first volume completely and marked up the errors I found. Luckily with ebooks it is pretty easy to highlight text and at the end I had a notes page with links to all the error so that I could go and clean up the ebook.
This was quite a bit of work actually, but “Meditations on Christian Dogma” is just so excellent that I really wanted a fairly good copy of it available for others. This book as a series of meditations would be particularly useful as daily meditations that each consist of three parts. I would guess that there are enough meditations in the two volumes to last at least a year. These meditations are also particularly rich.
When I finish the second volume I will also make it available.
I have set up a new page on my blog that will list all the free ebooks I make available. This is accessible via the top of my blog or here. I have multiple books and other documents such as encyclicals and other Church documents I had converted previously that I will be adding to this new page. You can find “Meditations on Christian Dogma Volume I” there.