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.

  • 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, Jared Dees (Ave Maria Press, 2013, 164pp, $9.95).
  • Builders of Community: Rethinking Ecclesiastical Ministry, José Ignacio González Faus (Convivium Press, 2012, 165pp).
  • Buying the Field: Catholic Religious Life in Mission to the World, Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM (Paulist Press, 2013, 764pp, $39.95).
  • The Acts of the Apostles: A Commentary, Michael Mullins (Columba Press, 2013, 286pp).
  • A Concise Guide to Catholic Church Management, The Vincentian Center from Church and Society, St. John’s University, New York (Ave Maria Press, 2010, 270pp, $18.95).
  • The Charism of Priestly Celibacy: Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Reflections, edited by John C. Cavadini (Ave Maria Press, 2012, 184pp, $15.95).
  • Christ-Centered Sermons: Models of Redemptive Preaching, Bryan Chapell (Baker Academic, 2013, 242pp).
  • Creating Rituals: A New Way of Healing for Everyday Life, Jim Clarke (Paulist Press, 2011, 144pp, $14.95).
  • Ephesians, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, Peter S. Williamson (Baker Academic, 2009, 220pp).
  • The First Spiritual Exercises: A Manual for Those Who Give the Exercises, Michael Hansen, SJ (Ave Maria Press, 2013, 178pp, $19.95).
  • Globalization and Multicultural Ministry: A Teilhardian Vision, David John Ayotte, SJ (Paulist Press, 2013, 208pp, $29.95).
  • The Gospel of Matthew, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri (Baker Academic, 2010, 384pp).
  • Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation Care, Mark A. Torgerson (Alban Institute, 2012, 244pp, $18.00).
  • Love Become Service: The Integration of the Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders in the Ministry and Life of the Married Permanent
  • Deacon, Michael J. Chaback (Doufour Editions, 2013, 96pp, $12.95).
  • Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass, Christopher Carstens and Douglas Martis (Liturgy Training Publications, 2010, 262pp, $16.95).
  • Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest: A Crosscultural Anthology, Phyllis Zagano (Paulist Press, 2013, 432pp, $27.95).
  • Our Father, Who Art on Earth: The Lord’s Prayer for Believers and Unbelievers, José Tolentino Mendonça (Paulist Press, 2011, 114pp, $14.95).
  • Our Hearts at Sunday Mass: Ten Steps to a Joyful Life, Alan Phillip, C.P. (Spirit of Hope Publishing, 2009, 126pp, $12.95).
  • Pastoral Essays in Honor of Lawrence Boadt, CSP: Reading the Old Testament, edited by Corrine L. Carvalho (Paulist Press, 2013, 162pp, $18.95).
  • The People’s Jesus: Trajectories in Early Christianity, Robin Scroggs (Fortress Press, 2011, 242pp).
  • Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, Dennis Hamm, SJ (Baker Academic, 2013, 256pp).
  • The Power of Four: Keys to the Hidden Treasures of the Gospels, Eduardo P. Olaguer, Jr. (Angelico Press, 2013, 116pp).
  • Principled Ministry: A Guidebook for Catholic Church Leaders, Loughlan Sofield, ST and Carroll Juliano, SHJC (Ave Maria Press, 2011, 192pp, $16.95).
  • Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals, Susan K. Hedahl (Fortress Press, 2012, 168pp).
  • Reading the New Testament: An Introduction, third edition, Pheme Perkins (Paulist Press, 2012, 328pp, $18.95).
  • The Resurrection of the Messiah: A Narrative Commentary on the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels, Francis J. Moloney, SDB (Paulist Press, 2013, 204pp, $21.95).
  • The Rosary: The John Paul II Method, Robert Feeney (Aquinas Press, 2011, 72pp).
  • Saving Big Ben: The USS Franklin and Father Joseph T. O’Callahan, John R. Satterfield (Naval Institute Press, 2011, 176pp).
  • Teach, Delight, Persuade: Scriptural Homilies for Years A, B, and C, James W. Kim (Hillenbrand Books, 2009, 370pp, $30.00).
  • This Tremendous Lover, Dom Eugene Boylan, O.C.R., revised and updated edition (TAN Books, 2013, 352pp, $14.95).
  • Tools for Rebuilding: 75 Really, Really Practical Ways to Make Your Parish Better, Michael White and Tom Corcoran (Ave Maria Press, 2013, 320pp, $16.95).
  • The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations, Frank G. Honeycutt (Brazos Press, 2011, 208pp, $18.99).
  • Unity in Mission: Theological Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Mission, edited by Mitzi J. Budde and Don Thorsen (Paulist Press, 2013, 352pp, $23.95).
  • Walking the Disciple’s Path: Eight Steps That Will Change Your Life and the World, Linda Perrone Rooney (Ave Maria Press, 2013, 148pp, $13.95).
  • Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, Edward Sri (Image Books, 2013, 176pp, $21.00).
  • What Are They Saying about Biblical Inspiration?, Mark J. Zia (Paulist Press, 2011, 114pp, $16.95).
  • Why Enough is Never Enough: Overcoming Worries about Money—A Catholic Perspective, Gregory S. Jeffrey (Our Sunday Visitor, 2010, 190pp, $15.95).
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