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.

  • Anderson, Kelly and Daniel Keating. James, First, Second, and Third John, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Baker Academic, 2017) 284 pages
  • Baumbach, Gerard. The Way of Catechesis: Exploring Our History, Renewing Our Ministry (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2017) 298 pages
  • Beauchamp, Paul. Psalms Night and Day. Translated by Peter Rogers, SJ. (Marquette University Press, 2015) 272 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Davidson, Sean. St. Mary Magdalene: Prophetess of Eucharistic Love (Ignatius Press, 2017) 208 pages
  • DOCAT BIBLE: Youth Bible of the Catholic Church (Ignatius Press, 2017) 440 pages
  • Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. And Mary’s Yes Continues: Religious Vocations in the New Millennium (Ann Arbor, MI: Lumen Ecclesiae Press, 2017) 321 pages
  • Donohue, Bill. The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness and Heaven Await the Faithful (Image Books, 2015) 304 pages
  • Esolen, Anthony. Angels, Barbarians and Nincompoops…and a lot of other words you thought you knew (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 196 pages
  • Flynn, Vinny. 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy. (Ignatius Press, 2015) 247 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
  • _____. Complete Encyclicals, Bulls, and Apostolic Exhortations, vol. I (Notre Dame, Ave Maria Press, 2016) 512 pages
  • Fulwiler, Jennifer. Something Other than God (Ignatius Press, 2014) 256 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
  • Hasson, Kevin Seamus. Believers, Thinkers, and Founders: How We Came to be One Nation Under God (Image Books, 2016) 240 pages
  • Healy, Mary. The Gospel of Mark, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Baker Academic, 2008) 353 pages
  • Heimann, Jean M. Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 138 pages
  • Hill, Craig. Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus (Eerdmans Press, 2016) 175 pages
  • Hollcraft, Joseph. A Heart for Evangelizing (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2016) 161 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
  • 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
  • Kreeft, Peter. Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? (Ignatius Press, 2017) 204 pages
  • Lafia, Colette. Seeking Surrender: How my Friendship with a Trappist Monk Taught me to Trust and Embrace Life (Sorin Books, 2015) 160 pages
  • Lespinay, OP, Guy. Introduction to Religious Life: A Journey of Faith and Service (Society of Saint Paul, 2015) 144 pages
  • McCarthy, Patricia. The Girl Who Learned How to Kneel: The Story of Etty Hillesum (Society of Saint Paul, 2013) 50 pages
  • McCarthy-Harper, Margaret. Torn Asunder Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins (Eerdmans Publishing, 2017) 308 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
  • Miller, Monica Migliorino. The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2015) 189 pages
  • Müller, Cardinal Gerhard. The Cardinal Müller Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church (Ignatius Press, 2017) 221 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
  • O’Leary, Brian. Radical and Free: Musings on the Religious Life (Messenger Publications, 2017) 98 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
  • Pesch, Otto Hermann. The Second Vatican Council: Prehistory, Event, Results, Posthistory (Marquette University Press, 2014) 424 pages
  • Pieper, Josef. Not Yet the Twilight: An Autobiography 1945-64 (St. Augustine’s Press, 2017) 304 pages
  • Popcak, Gregory K. Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart (Image Books, 2015) 195 pages
  • Read, Sally. Night’s Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story (Ignatius Press, 2016) 147 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
  • 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
  • Spitzer, SJ, Robert J. The Light Shines on in the Darkness: Transforming Suffering Through Faith (Ignatius Press, 2017) 543 pages
  • _____. God So Loved the World: Clues to Our Transcendent Destiny from the Revelation of Jesus (Ignatius Press, 2016) 439 pages
  • _____. The Soul’s Upward Yearning: Clues to Our Transcendent Nature from Experience and Reason (Ignatius Press, 2015) 375 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 pages
  • 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
  • Wesley, Christopher. Rebuilding Confirmation: Because We Need More than Another Graduation (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2017) 113 pages
  • Wuerl, Donald and Mike Aquilina. The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms us as Catholics (New York: Image Books, 2014) 189 pages