Books Received

The following works have been sent to Homiletic and Pastoral Review for review. If you have expertise and are interested in receiving one of these books for review, please send Fr. Meconi (meconi@jesuits.net) an email with your credentials and home address. We try to keep reviews around 750 words and receiving your review within three months of receiving the book will keep us on schedule.

  • Augros, Michael. The Immortal in You: How Human Nature is More Than Science Can Say (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 324 pages 
  • Baumbach, Gerard.  The Way of Catechesis: Exploring Our History, Renewing Our Ministry (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2017) 298 pages 
  • Benz, Arnold. Astrophysics and Creation: Perceiving the Universe Through Science and Participation (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2016) 201 pages. 
  • Bianchi, Enzo.  Why Pray. How to Pray (St. Paul’s Books, 2015) 116 pages 
  • Blai, Adam C. Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2017) 144 pages 
  • Bosco, Louis. Above the Sun: The Search for Lasting Meaning in a Passing World (Society of Saint Paul, 2015) 188 pages 
  • _____. Come and See: How the Teachings of the Catholic Church Lead us to Christ (Society of Saint Paul, 2014) 203 pages 
  • Campbell, Phillip. Heroes & Heretics of the Reformation (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 319 pages 
  • Chautard, O.C.S.O., Jean-Baptiste. The Spirit of Simplicity. Translated and annotated by Thomas Merton. (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2017) 139 pages 
  • Clifford, Catherine E. Decoding Vatican II: Interpretation and Ongoing Reception (Paulist Press, 2014) 144 pages 
  • Corbitt, Sonja.  Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon (Ave Maria Press, 2016) 256 pages 
  • Coulombe, Charles A. A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 241 pages 
  • Davidson, Sean.  St. Mary Magdalene: Prophetess of Eucharistic Love (Ignatius Press, 2017) 208 pages 
  • Donohue, Bill. The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness and Heaven Await the Faithful (Image Books, 2015) 304 pages 
  • Feser, Edward. Five Proofs for the Existence of God: Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, and Leibniz (Ignatius Press, 2017) 330 pages 
  • Fradd, Matt.  The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography (Ignatius Press, 2017) 280 pages 
  • Pope Francis. Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday Translated by Federico Lombardi. (Image Books, 2015) 418 pages 
  • Pope Francis.  Complete Encyclicals, Bulls, and Apostolic Exhortations, vol. I (Notre Dame, Ave Maria Press, 2016) 512 pages 
  • Gallagher, OMV, Timothy M.  A Handbook for Spiritual Directors: An Ignatian Guide for Accompanying Discernment of God’s Will (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2017) 200 pages 
  • Garcia, Jesús (With a Foreword by Cardinal O’Malley).  Slaves in Paradise: A Priest Stands Up For Exploited Workers (Ignatius Press, 2017) 300 pages 
  • Granados, José, Stephan Kampowski, Juan José Pérez-Soba. Accompanying, Discerning, Integrating: A Handbook for the Pastoral Care of the Family According to Amoris Laetitia (Steubenville: Emmaus Road Publishing, 2016) 122 pages 
  • Gray, Tim. Peter: Keys To Following Jesus (Ignatius Press, 2016) 204 pages 
  • Haggerty, Rev. Donald. Conversion: Spiritual Insights Into an Essential Encounter With God (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 243 pages 
  • Heimann, Jean M.  Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 138 pages 
  • Hollcraft, Joseph. A Heart for Evangelizing (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2016) 161 pages 
  • Horn, Trent. The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 356 pages 
  • Humphreys, Carolyn.  Living Through Cancer: A Practical Guide to Cancer Related Concerns (San Bernardino, 2016) 138 pages 
  • Johnson, Abby and Kristin Detrow. The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories (Ignatius Press, 2016) 157 pages 
  • Jurado, SJ, Manuel Ruiz. Tratado de la oración mental Cristiana (Mensajero, 2016) 166 pages 
  • Kelly, Julie. Illustrated by Kellie Ryan. The Costly Cookie Chronicles: A Young Heart Discovers the Face of Christ (Mountain Home, AR: Nativity Press, 2017) 191 pages 
  • Kirby, Rev. Jeffrey. Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life (Charlotte: Saint Benedict Press, 2017) 164 pages 
  • Kirby, Jeffrey, and Paul Thigpen. Luke: The Gospel of Mercy. [With DVD] (Charlotte: Saint Benedict Press, 2016) Study Guide, 317 pages; Leader Guide 369 pages 
  • Koliński, S.J.C., Dennis. Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 336 pages 
  • Lafia, Colette. Seeking Surrender: How my Friendship with a Trappist Monk Taught me to Trust and Embrace Life (Sorin Books, 2015) 160 pages 
  • Leonard, SJ Richard, What Are We Doing on Earth for Christ’s Sake? Paperback (Paulist Press, 2015) 184 pages 
  • Levering, Matthew. Was the Reformation a Mistake? Why Catholic Doctrine is Not Unbiblical (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017) 234 pages 
  • Little, Derya. From Islam to Christ: One Woman’s Path Through the Riddles of God (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 204 pages 
  • Looney, Edward. A Heart Like Mary’s: 31 Daily Meditations to Help You Live and Love as She Does (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2017) 142 pages 
  • Marks, Frederick W. Confessions of a Catholic Street Evangelist (Augusta, MO: Joseph Reidhead & Company Publishers, 2017) 227 pages 
  • Marlin, George J. Christian Persecutions in the Middle East (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2015) 302 pages 
  • McCarthy, Patricia. The Girl Who Learned How to Kneel: The Story of Etty Hillesum (Society of Saint Paul, 2013) 50 pages 
  • McMinn, Mark R. The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2017) 193 pages 
  • McTeigue, SJ, Robert.  I Have Someone to Tell You: A Jesuit Heralds the Gospel (A Collection of Homilies, 2017) 364 pages 
  • Mendonça, José Tolentino. The Hidden Treasure: The Art of Searching Within. Translated by Mary John Ronayne, OP (Society of Saint Paul, 2012) 117 pages 
  • Merkle, Benjamin L. and Robert L. Plummer. Greek for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017) 152 pages 
  • Messori, Vittorio. Kidnapped by the Vatican? The Unpublished Memoirs of Edgardo Mortara (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 175 pages 
  • Miller, Monica Migliorino. The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2015) 189 pages 
  • Musick, Melissa and Anna Keating. The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life (Image Books, 2016) 416 pages 
  • Muto, Susan. Twelve Little Ways to Transform Your Heart: Lessons in Holiness and Evangelization form St. Therese of Lisieux (Ave Maria Press, 2016) 145 pages 
  • Olson, Carl E.  Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?: Questions and Answers about the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Ignatius Press, 2016) 199 pages 
  • Painter, Christine Valters.  Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics (Sorin Books, 2016) 198 pages 
  • Popcak, Gregory K.  Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart (Image Books, 2015) 195 pages 
  • Ruse, Austin (With a Foreword by Raymond Cardinal Burke).  Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 132 pages 
  • Rziha, John. The Christian Moral Life: Directions for the Journey to Happiness (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017) 357 pages 
  • Savary, Louis M. and Patricia H. Berne. Why Did God Make Me?: Finding Your Life’s Purpose; Discernment in an Evolutionary World (Paulist Press, 2014) 128 pages 
  • Scirghi, Thomas. Longing to See Your Face (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017) 123 pages 
  • Scotti, Dom Paschal. Galileo Revisited: The Galileo Affair in Context (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 312 pages 
  • Severino, Leo. Going Deeper: A Reasoned Exploration of God and Truth (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 133 pages 
  • Slattery, William J. Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build–And Can Help Rebuild–Western Civilization (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 272 pages 
  • Spiritual Warfare Bible RSV-CE. Annotations compiled by Paul Thigpen. (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 1,568 pages 
  • Sri, Edward. Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ (Ignatius Press/ Augustine Institute, 2017) 150 pages 
  • Tangorra, Philip-Michael, Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life (Steubenville: Emmaus Road Publishing, 2018) 242 pages 
  • Thoman, O.F.S., Bret. St. Clare of Assisi: Light From the Cloister (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 237 pages 
  • Tornielli, Andrea. Fioretti; The Little Flowers of Pope Francis: Heartwarming Stories of the Gospel in Action. Translated by William J. Melcher (Ignatius Press, 2013) 185 pgaes 
  • Treece, Patricia. God Will Provide: How God’s Bounty Opened to Saints—And 9 Ways it Can Open for You, Too (Paraclete Press, 2015) 206 pages 
  • Vanier, Jean. Signs: Seven Words of Hope. Translated by Ann Shearer (Paulist, 2013) 94 pages 
  • Wallace, James. The Ministry of Lectors (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017) 94 pages 
  • Weber, Kerry. Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job (Loyola Press, 2014) 149 pages 
  • Wesely, Christopher. Rebuilding Confirmation: Because We Need More than Another Graduation (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2017) 113 pages 
  • Wetta, O.S.B., J. Augustine. Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 182 pages 
  • YOUCAT Bible: The Youth Bible of the Catholic Church (Ignatius Press, 2017) 432 pages