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Thursday, July 27, 2017

ADULT LIBRARY BOOKS
(In 1 volume unless otherwise noted.)

After 50: Spiritually Embracing Your Own Wisdom Years, by Robert J. Wicks. This book encourages readers to focus on three areas in preparation for retirement: building interior lives with prayer, caring for others from a deeper place in the soul and nurturing their own soul and hopeful heart.
Around the Table: Retelling the Story of the Eucharist through the Eyes of Jesus’ Followers, by R. Scott Hurd. Endeavors to help the reader come to a richer understanding and deeper gratitude for this tremendous gift by which we are healed, strengthened, renewed, and challenged to become the loving persons God has created him or her to be. 2 vols.
Creed: The Word of God, Our Catholic Life series, Book 2, by Bill Huebsch. Out of love, God has revealed the divine to us gradually in deeds and in words, and most fully through Jesus Christ. Main themes: God Reveals His Loving Plan of Goodness; Sacred Scripture is the Word of God; I Believe in God the Father; The Love of the Trinity; God, the Creator; Our Guide and Inspiration: The Holy Spirit.
Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words, Edited by Fr. Louis Kondor, SVD. The memoirs of Sr. Lucia, the longest surviving of the three children of Fatima, translated by the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary. 4 vols.
How Can I Understand the Bible? God’s Word Can Change Your Life, by Bill Bright. Written by the founder of the Campus Crusade for Christ, this book helps unlock the rich resources of the Bible. 4 vols.
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve and a Network of Miracles, by Raymond Arroyo. Traces Mother Angelica’s tortured rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, both outside and inside of her church. 6 vols.
Prayers for All Occasions: From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
The Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima, Alan Frost. Article from Ireland’s Own magazine, May 5, 2017.
The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows, Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B. Fifty years after a successful Hollywood career as Dolores Hart, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard De Neut. 6 vols.
The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present, by John W. O’Malley, S.J. An accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history. Provides a timeline, a list of significant figures, recommendations for additional reading, and more. 2 vols.
The Wounded Healer, by Henri J.M. Nouwen. Filled with examples from everyday experience, The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.
Universal Letters: James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1,2,and 3 John, Jude, by William A. Anderson, DMin, PhD. Probes several New Testament letters that were addressed to the “Catholic” or universal, Church. General in nature, these letters welcomed and addressed all Christians.  6 vols.

YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY BOOK

Anna’s Talking Hands, by Sr. Marie Cecile Godreau, P.V.M.I. A book written for children about the adventures of a deaf girl who wants to join a circus.
Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children around the World, by Pope Francis. While this book has been mentioned in a previous Xavier Review, it proved to be very popular, so we thought we’d mention it here again in case newer clients, especially those with children, have not heard about it. The braille edition is provided along with a very colorful hardcover print copy.

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BLASTS FROM THE PAST:

Here is a listing of some incredibly popular titles that are still available to request:
Healing Wounded Emotions, by Martin H. Padovani. Wise, practical advice on how we communicate, listen, grow in intimacy, and forgive, leading to a lasting spiritual relationship. 2 vols.
Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City’s Catholic Orphanages by Edward Eohs and Judith Estrine.  A remarkable piece of American history that tells, through the story of one bright, mischievous orphan, of the history of the Catholic orphanage system in New York. 6 vols.
Vatican II Documents. It is 16 documents in 14 volumes (the volumes are quite thin) and they are the official documents of the Vatican II Council which addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world in the 1960s. We have a limited quantity left so please get in touch to reserve your copy today!
YouCat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, published by Ignatius Press. The Youth Catechism was written in language suitable for young people and we often recommend it to our older lay readers as it is not as complex as the Catechism itself.  6 vols.

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