This remarkable book, “The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition & Prosecution,” should be read by all Catholics, indeed all Christians who care about the fate of Christianity in the lands of its origin, the Middle East and North Africa.
Author Brian Doyle talks about one daily reality — perhaps involving his children, whom he dearly loved and loved to write about — and then, before you know it, you’re in a place so deep that it nearly takes your breath away.
In “The Souls of China,” the religious landscape is dynamic yet chaotic, as the Chinese people carry not only a 5,000-year history behind them, but also the excesses of the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, the year of Mao’s death.
St. Frances Cabrini, the missionary to Italian immigrants in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, “teaches us the path to handling the epochal phenomenon of migration by joining charity and justice,” Pope Francis said.
Two women may hold the key to clearing up questions still surrounding the death of Pope John Paul I and to overcoming the first hurdle on his path to canonization.
Author delves into the life of Sister Helen Prejean and writes about how her own eyes were opened to what the death penalty is all about.
Tom Zanzig in “The Transformed Heart: Spirituality, Religion and the Struggle for Integrity” and Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich, a Sister of Notre Dame, in “Praying on Empty: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Prayerful Self” provide valuable resources that can help us to grow in our personal prayer lives and help parents and their children in theirs.
Hear My Voice” is a well-written, readable novel that traces the lives of three women born during World War II and the Holocaust.
“The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria” is a beautifully crafted narrative that delves into the lives of Syrians with stories that smoothly weave in and out of a complex political context and challenges readers to think about contradictions in human nature and history.