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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce that our conversion to digital talking book format is now complete and we have added some popular titles on cartridge to our library! Please note, at present there is limited availability of these titles in digital talking book, and it is on a first come, first served basis.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions as we are all looking forward to serving many more patrons in new and innovative ways!

New to our library in Digital Talking Book format:

- The Confessions of Saint Augustine translated by John K. Ryan (DBX7100): Heartfelt, incisive, and timeless, The Confessions of Saint Augustine has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years. Retelling the story of his long struggle with faith and ultimate conversion - the first such spiritual memoir ever recorded - Saint Augustine traces a story of sin, regret, and redemption that is both deeply personal and, at the same time, universal

- Dagger John: Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America by John Loughrey (DBX1227): The story of John Hughes, son of Ireland, friend of William Seward and James Buchanan, founder of St. John’s College (now Fordham University), builder of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, pioneer of parochial-school education, and American diplomat.

- Angels of God, Our Guardians Dear: Today’s Catholics Rediscover Angels by Mary Drahos (DBX1205): Captivating stories of angels at work in the lives of the saints. Inspiring accounts of angels intervening in the lives of people today.

- A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century by Paul Kengor (DBX1203): In this fascinating book, Kengor reveals a singular bond which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism.

- The Gospel of John: A Bible Study Course by Rev. Donald Senior (DBX1198): Explore this powerful portrayal of Jesus with Rev. Donald Senior, one of the world’s top biblical scholars, as your personal teacher. You will assess the remarkable philosophical and theological understanding John kindled. Inspiring and beautifully written, the Gospel of John will move you to encounter the Word of God anew.

- Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints by James Martin, SJ (DBX0835): By meditating on personal examples from the author’s life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux and Pope John XXIII) the reader will see how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

- A Book of Quiet Prayer: for all the Seasons, Stages, Moods, and Circumstances of Life by William J. Byron, SJ (DBX0808): Invites us to let God touch our lives wherever we may be, in whatever age or state of mind, and in all imaginable circumstances.

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