Two excellent books, “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” and “I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life,” are best read together, starting with McNamara’s insightful page-turner history of the struggles and accomplishments of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, which also includes the achievements of her husband, Sarge Shriver.
Phyllis Tickle, who died in 2015, was relatively unknown to many Catholics but was an important figure in recent Christianity in the United States.
Author Robert Hudson is a recognized Bob Dylan scholar and a member of the International Thomas Merton Society, and here is his starting point: “Although (Father Thomas Merton and Bob Dylan) lived their lives a thousand miles apart, their souls were next-door neighbors.”
Editor of the Library of America edition of the “Little House” books, Caroline Fraser won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for “Prairie Fires,” her comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
If you’re the type of person to ever wonder why the word “disgruntled” is commonplace, but calling someone “gruntled” decidedly less so, “Angels, Barbarians and Nincompoops” offers a rollicking ride through the forgotten histories of everyday words.
Mary Haseltine’s debut book titled “Made for This: The Catholic Mom’s Guide to Birth,” draws on St. John Paul II’s theology of the body to show that childbirth is an essential part of who God created women to be, body and soul.
High school baseball in a small Midwestern town is the main theme of this engaging novel that baseball fans — especially Catholics — will enjoy.
In the book, “The Way of Catechesis: Exploring Our History, Renewing Our Ministry,” Gerard F. Baumbach explains the history of catechesis starting with the Old Testament through to the present day.
Roma Downey’s book, “Box of Butterflies,” is a lavishly designed “scrapbook” of favorite poems and pictures, memories and friendships. At its heart, however, the lesson is that life — like a butterfly — is a fragile gift that must be appreciated and never taken for granted.
For Eli Hernandez to complete his 30-page children’s book, “Dearest Children: A Message Inspired by Father Edward J. Flanagan,” each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep.