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Tuesday, February 13, 2018


- Brother Francis: Barefoot Saint of Assisi by Augustine Institute Radio Theatre (D1187): Dramatized account of the life of Brother Francis, the fun-loving son of wealth and privilege who gave up everything for the sake of Christ.

-The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey From Hollywood to Holy Vows by Mother Dolores Hart (D1188): 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 DeNeut.

-Solanus Casey: The Official Account of a Virtuous Life by Michael Crosby (D1194): This true story of an American saint, excerpted from the official 1300-page canonization document, is both a moving spiritual biography and an inside look at the canonization process.

-Walking in Newness of Life: The Sacraments of Initiation by Robert Sargent (D1185): Explores the history and development of each of the three sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, and draws upon the biblical foundations of each. This book offers an insightful combination of the theology and spirituality of the Sacraments of Initiation in a most accessible way.

- Father, Forgive Me, For I Am Frustrated: Growing in Faith When You Don’t Find It Easy Being Catholic by Fr. Mitch Pacwa (D1186): Father Pacwa reveals how many Catholics are rediscovering the riches of their faith-despite the spiritual challenges they face. He also offers realistic, practical advice to help you find the sources of support you need to keep growing where you’ve been planted.

-The Gospel of Matthew: A Bible Study Course by Rev. Donald Senior (D1185): Fr. Donald Senior helps you discover anew the evangelist’s profound themes and literary features. Combining world-class scholarship with faithful insights, this course is both erudite and accessible.

- The Gospel of John: A Bible Study Course by Rev. Donald Senior (D1198): Explore 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.

- The Psalms: A Model and Guide to Prayer by Fr. Michael D. Guinan (D1199): Fr. Guinan guides you through the Book of Psalms with erudite scholarship, bringing the Psalms alive for you today. You will journey through these timeless works, which are at once beautiful poems and powerful prayers.

- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: A Prophet for Our Times by Fr. Andrew Apostoli (D1200): Fr. Apostoli speaks about the influence of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

- Life Lessons: Fifty Things I Learned in my First Fifty Years by Patrick Madrid (D1201): Grounded in Scripture and a firm moral foundation, this book shows how the smallest stories that make up your life are clear pointers to the greater story of God’s work in your life. With wisdom and good humor, Madrid reflects upon the treasure trove of riches we can all take from our daily lives.

- The Passion and the Cross by Ronald Rolheiser, OMI (D1202): Beautifully written meditations on the passion and the cross invite you to a new understanding of redemption and offers insight into the meaning of your own loss and suffering. Take a journey into the deeper meaning of pain with guidance from a trusted spiritual advisor.

- A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century by Paul Kengor (D1203): 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 Catholic Church: A Short History by Hans Kung (D1204): Kung chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history. Along the way, he examines the great schisms between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great reforming popes, and the expansion of a global church infrastructure.

- Angels of God, Our Guardians Dear: Today’s Catholics Rediscover Angels by Mary Drhaos (D1205): Captivating stories of angels at work in the lives of the saints. Inspiring accounts of angels intervening in the lives of people today.

- Champions of the Rosary by Donald Calloway (D1206): The author deftly negotiates the complexities of the story of the rosary, weaving the historical, theological, and devotional strands into a veritable masterpiece of scholarship and piety.

- Why the Rosary, Why Now? by Gretchen Crowe (D1207): The author makes a compelling case for why praying the Rosary is more critical in today’s 21st-century world than ever before.

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