In the 50-plus years since the publication of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (“Dei Verbum,” Nov. 18, 1965), Scripture has become a more prominent part of Catholic life, and more Catholics pray with Scripture and participate in parish Bible study programs.
Elizabeth Berg has written many popular novels, but her new novel, “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” is a gem and features three characters who are struggling to deal with the loss of someone dear to them.
While the new Dickens movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” is an adaptation of a nonfiction book “A Christmas Carol,” author and screenwriter Samantha Silva has written a new fictionalized account of Dickens titled “Mr. Dickens and His Carol.”
For some 25 years as pope, St. John Paul II would invite people to his table each day. Author George Weigel was often one of the guests, and he shares his reflections on the table talk in a new book.
t’s good to have new biographical works of two women saints: St. Clare of Assisi and St. Therese of Lisieux. Both are famous saints to Catholics, but there is limited knowledge of them outside the church. These publications may correct that.
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.
To help prepare spiritually for the Advent and Christmas seasons, check out these recently published books.
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.
Italian philosopher Massimo Borghesi set out to write an “intellectual biography” tracing the formal education and study that laid the foundation for the “thought” of Pope Francis.
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.