New on my Catholic bookshelf this week

Lisa M. Hendey

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In an effort to keep up with the many great books that are being published of late, I’ve decided to endeavor to share with you a sampling of some of the books I receive for review each week. Please note that I have not yet read these books, so I am not making an effort here to review them. Instead, I’ll point you to what’s new and exciting in the world of Catholic publishing and invite you to check out these books for yourself. Happy Reading!

"Strengthening Your Family: A Catholic Approach to Holiness" by Marge Fenelon – Catholic non-fiction: Author, speaker, and experienced mother of four, Marge Fenelon offers simple, practical ways to foster a holy atmosphere in your home from which everything else can flow. Discover how to set priorities, form ideals, and keep your family grounded with a workable spiritual schedule. Learn to live in the world, but not of the world as you help your children develop the skills and attitudes that will serve them well, no matter what the challenge…

"Lessons in the Journey" by Patrick K. Dawson – Catholic fiction: Elizabeth Finch is a 42-year-old mother, wife, loyal friend, and successful pediatric surgeon living in a northern suburb of Chicago. She is not a person who expects life to throw her into tragedy…

"Blessings for the Fast Paced and Cyberspaced" by Fr. William John Fitzgerald – Catholic non-fiction: The increasingly frenetic pace of our cyberworld compels us to cultivate a spirituality of technology and that spirituality needs to place us squarely on a blessing path. This book helps us hold an awareness that whatever direction we take, whether on the information highway or a busy freeway, we carry a blessing with us…

"Handbook for Today’s Parish Leaders" by Ginger Infantino – Catholic non-fiction: This book offers today s lay ministers a way to more clearly understand their role in the Christian community and in the parish; especially as leaders of small groups and in the community…

"Our Lady of Guadalupe for Children/Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe para niños" (English and Spanish Edition) by Lupita Vital – Catholic children’s non-fiction: As patroness of the Americas, there is no doubt that Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most recognized figures in the spiritual consciousness of Hispanics and non-Hispanics alike. Our Lady’s apparitions to Juan Diego continue to be the strongest root of Catholicism in Latin America as the devotion continues to be passed down to our younger generations. This booklet explores the rich history in an easy, bilingual format for children and gives the catechist or parent tips and guides along the way to help them present this rich story to their children…

"Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery" by Dominic Garramone, O.S.B. – Catholic children’s fiction: The angels love to visit Brother Jerome’s monastery bakery, because it’s the place that smells the most like heaven. But when the abbot asks Brother Jerome to open his bakery to the public, the young monk doubts that he can get customers into the shop to try his breads…

"Would You Still Love Me If…" by Wendy LaGuardia – Children’s fiction: A heartwarming and delightful story about a boy who grows from pre-school to adulthood, learning important lessons through the power of his mother’s love.

"You Have Redeemed the World: Praying the Stations in the Holy Cross Tradition" by Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C. and Kevin Grove, C.S.C – Catholic non-fiction: Voices from around the world invite us to travel the Way of the Cross in every time and place. Steeped in the spirituality and mission of the religious communities of Holy Cross, these Stations help us contemplate the saving power of Christ’s death and resurrection in unexpected places. Available in both English and Spanish…

"Meeting Christ at Broadway and Bethlehem: Day by Day through Advent" by Edward Hays – Catholic non-fiction: Beloved spiritual writer Edward Hays understands that when the season of Advent is upon us, the exuberant glitter on Broadway often conflicts with our desire to contemplate the manger in Bethlehem…

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Lisa Hendey, Catholic wife and mom, is the founder and webmaster of http://catholicmom.com/ and the author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul and The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and hosts the Catholic Moments Podcast. Visit her at LisaHendey.com.

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