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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Check out some of our newest additions in Digital Talking Book format. These books are compatible with the talking book machine provided by the National Library Service! Get in touch if you’d like to request any of these titles.

- Bernadette of Lourdes: A Life Based on Authenticated Documents by Rene Laurentin (DBX0142): Recounts the day-to-day experiences of the saint to whom Our Lady appeared at Lourdes.

- A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations by Mother Teresa (DBX0156): The letters, meditations, lectures, and private prayers collected here reveal Mother Teresa’s wisdom, compassion, and abiding faith in God, and offer a glimpse into the heart of the gentle sister of Calcutta. By sharing a taste of Christ’s own love with those she served and with us, she has offered inspiration and hope for all.

- Kateri Tekakwitha: The Mohawk Maid by Evelyn M. Brown (DBX0216): The inspiring story of a holy, young Native American woman who was converted to Christianity by the French missionaries led by Saint Isaac Joques during the 1600s affectionately known as the “Lily of the Mohawks” and canonized by Saint Pope John Paul II in 2012.

- Touched by Christ: Twelve Stories About Lesser-known People in the Bible by Louis G. Miller, C.SS.R. (DBX0459): From the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, stories of people that are not as well known but can help us discover our Faith.

- Anthony of Padua: Proclaimer of the Gospel by Lothar Hardick, OFM (DBX0630): A detailed account of the life of St. Anthony and the various customs associated with him.

- The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller’s Approach to the Spiritual Journey by William J. Bausch (DBX0814): Father Bausch recruits classic figures from The Wizard of Oz and uses a treasury of stories and experiences to reveal the many roads that lead to prayer. The stories are not only for entertainment; they are meant to invite and provoke.

- My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ (DBX0821): Martin introduces us to saints throughout history - from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa - and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Filled with fascinating tales, Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives.

- Questions and Answers by Pope Benedict XVI (DBX0831): Question and answer sessions held between Pope Benedict XVI and various groups, including Italian priests and youth, that cover such topics as divorce and remarriage, consumerism, sacraments, Scripture, and Mass.

- Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope by Joan Chittister (DBX0837): Building on the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with God and on the story of her own battle with life-changing disappointment, Sister Joan Chittister deftly explores the landscape of suffering and hope, considering along the way such wide-ranging topics as consumerism, technology, grief, the role of women in the Catholic Church, and the events of September 11, 2001.

- Audio Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (DBX0889): A thorough presentation of the intimate conversations between the humble Polish nun, Jesus and Mary.  Spoken and sung versions of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy are included.

- Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross (DBX0956): Considered one of the greatest religious poems ever written. This masterpiece of Mystic Christianity examines faith and how to keep faith when all seems lost, and narrates the journey of the soul to mystical union with God.

- Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God’s Holy Ones by Scott Hahn (DBX1135): Dispels traditional notions of angels and saints, telling stories of several and explaining that we need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now

- Why the Rosary, Why Now? by Gretchen Crowe (DBX1207): An accessible and inspiring compilation of texts woven together with personal anecdotes that outline eight persuasive reasons why the Rosary should be an essential part of every Catholic’s life, now more than ever.

- Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala by Michael F. Steltenkamp (DBX1212): Based on conversations with Black Elk’s surviving friends and relatives, especially his daughter Lucy Looks Twice: a reassessment of the Lakota holy man’s religious vocation and devotion to his fellow American Indians.

- Mother of Christ Crusade’s Our Lady of Fatima Precious Little Book by Joao de Marchi (DBX1218): Published in 1947, this book contains the very important message of the Mother of Christ to the world. What happened in Fatima, Portugal proclaims the miracle. It is the presage of what the Immaculate Heart has prepared for the world.

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