Category: On The Shelf

January 2016

Spring Meditations John Bartunek, LC Liguori Publications $9.99 Consciously or not, we too often live disconnected from our planet’s natural rhythms. We can make night seem like day and summer seem like winter. We can travel from tundra to tropics in less than a day and find whatever fruit or...

November 2015

Family, the Church, and the Real World    Redemptorist Pastoral Publication Liguori Publications $14.99 Understanding Church teaching is essential for an authentic personal relationship with God, but we need more. We need support in the ways we might connect this wisdom to daily living, especially our significant relationships. Deep within, we...

December 2015 On the Shelf

Advent and Christmas Wisdom From Pope Francis John Cleary Liguori Publications $11.99 The commencement of a new liturgical year each Advent always includes an invitation, the Holy Father suggests in this book. The Church invites us to pray “come,” to draw closer to the loving Jesus as we anticipate and...

September 2015

Praying the Rosary: A Journey Through Scripture and Art  Fr. Denis McBride, CSsR Liguori Publications $19.99 Meditating on the rosary—one of our most sacred devotions—we are invited to look, to listen, and to look again. We are encouraged not simply to recite prescribed prayers but to move beyond our recitation,...

April 2015

The Cloud of Unknowing Fr. Dennis J. Billy, CSsR Liguori Publications $19.99 Few would dispute that our active lives can intrude upon our ability to focus when we pray. It seems twas ever thus. Seven hundred years ago, The Cloud of Unknowing was written in Middle English, a work of...

July-August 2014

Choosing Happiness  Lizzie Velasquez Liguori Publications $15.99 What defines you? Is it where you come from? Your friends or family? The stuff that scares you or makes you strong? Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez won’t let her audience leave without addressing this, something she was forced to do earlier than most....

May/June 2014

The Source of Life Exploring the Mystery of the Eucharist CHRISTOPH CARDINAL SCHÖNBORN IGNATIUS PRESS $16.95 The Eucharist is the sign by which Christians have been known since the earliest days of the Church. “They met in their houses for the breaking of bread,” we read in Acts of the...

April 2014 On the Shelf

The Road of Hope A Gospel From Prison Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan New City Press $16.95 How wonderful it would be, Cardinal Thuan supposes, if we were required to love only God. But we’re also commanded “the difficult obligation to love our neighbor.” For the author, former Coadjutor Archbishop...

March 2014

Gospel Time Trekkers Danger at Sea Braving the Storm Shepherds to the Rescue MARIA GRACE DATENO; ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL CUNNINGHAM  PAULINE BOOKS $5.99 EACH  Meet Noah, Hannah, and Caleb, three rather ordinary siblings who travel back to the time of Jesus and are ind for extraordinary adventure. These three books...

February 2014

Young in the Spirit Spiritual Strengthening for Seniors and Caregivers Mary K. Doyle 3E Press $10.95 We’re getting older by the minute, individually and globally. More people are living far into their senior years. Scientific and technological advances offer significant resources and assistance, but getting to a ripe old age...

January 2014

What’s So Blessed About Being Poor? L. SUSAN SLAVIN AND CORALIS SALVADOR ORBIS BOOKS $23.00 Susan Slavin, a human-rights attorney from New York, volunteered as part of a justice and peace initiative on the Kenyan coast. Recalling the well-known Beatitude “Blessed are the poor,” she was skeptical as she witnessed...

December 2013

Meditations on Vatican Art Fr. Mark Haydu, LC, STL Liguori Publications $29.99 Art can be an exercise in prayer for the artist and for those resting in the hands of their creative gifts. The encounter with color, texture, line, shape, light, and shadow ignites our imagination and invites our participation...

November 2013

Prayer: Our Deepest Longing Ronald Rolheiser Franciscan Media $8.99 Those who pray can too often be dissatisfied with, even judgmental, of their practice. We believe we need to say correct words, assume a particular posture, or show God a certain face. And so we struggle with what is meant to...

September 2013

Rebuilt Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, Making Church Matter Michael White and Tom Corcoran, foreword by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Ave Maria Press   $16.95 In this inspiring, humorous, and practical book Fr. Michael White, pastor of the Church of the Nativity in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, and Tom Corcoran, pastoral associate,...

July-August 2013

Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God Daniel Burke with Fr. John Bartunek, LC, STL Emmaus Road  $13.95 This book gives ordinary people a powerful framework for participating in spiritual direction whether they are beginners, veterans of spiritual direction, or strugglers outside the process. Noting that all...

May-June 2013

Hope and Help for Living with Illness Karen Zielinski, OSF | Foreword by Richard Rohr Franciscan Media  $12.99 As we age, we must be prepared to face new health issues—either our own or those of loved ones—more and more often. Medications, treatments, and paperwork become stressful burdens, relationships often become...

April 2013

Getting the Marriage Conversation Right A Guide for Effective Dialogue William B. May Emmaus Road Publishing $5.95 The current drive to redefine marriage lends a sense of urgency to this easy-to-read guide for answering questions and explaining what is at stake for the future of marriage and the rights of...