Many of you will recall the many excellent book reviews that Deacon Mike gave us before he retired. We are continuing that tradition, by making this space available to anyone who would like to submit a review of a book that has positively influenced their secular or spiritual life. If you would like to see all of Deacon Mike's reviews, please click here to be taken to his selections. If you would like to submit a review of your own, please click here to e-mail your thoughts to our editor.
The Book Nook's Reading Suggestions:
- JESUS, A Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ
- Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job by Kerry Weber
- 99 Blessings by Brother David Steindl-Rast
- Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel by Luke Timothy Johnson
- Between Heaven and Mirth, Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by James Martin, S.J.
- Landscapes of Prayer, Finding God in Your World and Your Life by Margaret Silf
- The Social Mission of the U.S. Catholic Church: A Theological Perspective by Charles E. Curran
- Journey in a Holy Land, A Spiritual Journey, by Pennington, M. Basil, O.C.S.O.
- Uncommon Gratitude: Alleluia for All That Is by Joan Chittister, OSB, and Archbishop Rowan Williams
- American Madonna: Crossing Borders with the Virgin Mary by Deirdre Cornell
- Oscar Romero and the Communion of the Saints by Scott Wright
- Dangerous Memories: A Mosaic of Mary in Scripture by Elizabeth A. Johnson,
- Summer Reading with a Neighbor, the “Crosswicks Journal” of Madeleine L’Engle by Madeleine L’Engle
- Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints by Fr. James Martin, S.J.
- Becoming Bread: Embracing the Spiritual in the Everyday. by Gunilla Norris
- With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life by Henri J.M. Nouwen
- Suggestions For Reading Aloud
- Seeking His Mind, 40 Meetings with Christ by Pennington, M. Basil, O.C.S.O.
- When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, Scriptural Reflections for Lent by Ryan, Patrick J., S.J.
- Home for Christmas, Stories for Young and Old compiled by Miriam LeBlanc
- On Your Mark: Reading Mark in the Shadow of the Cross by Megan McKenna