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.

  • Ahmari, Sohrab. From Fire by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 225 pages
  • Alcantara, Jared. The Practices of Christian Preaching: Essentials for Effective Proclamation (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019) 214 pages
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Joseph Ratzinger. Western Culture, Today and Tomorrow (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, [2004] 2019) 170 pages
  • Bellusci, David. Love Deformed, Love Transformed (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Press, 2019) 123 pages
  • Da Bergamo, Cajetan Mary. Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of Heart (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2018) 245 pages
  • Blanski, Tyler. An Immovable Feast: How I Gave Up Spirituality for a Life of Religious Abundance (Ignatius Press, 2018) 288 pages
  • Bochanski, Philip. The Virtue of Hope: How Confidence in God Lead You to Heaven (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2019) 226 pages
  • Broom, OMV, Ed. Road Map to Heaven: A Catholic Plan of Life (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2019) 172 pages
  • Brown, Matt. Truth Plus Love: The Jesus Way to Influence (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019) 208 pages
  • Carroll Campbell, Colleen. The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade my Dream of Perfect for God’s (New York: Howard Books, 2019) 241 pages
  • Christmyer, Sarah. Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God’s Call With Purpose and Joy (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2019) 145 pages
  • Corbitt, Sonja. Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon (Ave Maria Press, 2016) 256 pages
  • Cotter, Kevin. Called: Becoming an Everyday Disciple in a Post-Christian World. A Five-Week Guide (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2018) 170 pages
  • Croell, O.P., Benedict and Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life (Valdosta, GA: Vianney Vocations, 2019) 277 pages
  • Dawson, Steve and Mark J. Hornbacher. Ordinary Christians, Extraordinary Signs: Healing in Evangelization (Fredrick, MD: The Word Among Press, 2019) 176 pages
  • DeLorenzo, Leonard. What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life’s Big Decisions (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2018) 201 pages
  • Donohue, Bill. The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness and Heaven Await the Faithful (Image Books, 2015) 304 pages
  • Echeverria, Eduardo. Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II (Hobe Sound, FL: Lectio Publishing [2015] 2019) 432 pages
  • Ekeocha, Obianuju. Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in The Twenty-First Century. With a Foreword by Robert George (Ignatius Press, 2018) 219 pages
  • Ekman, Ulf and Birgitta. The Great Discovery: Our Journey to the Catholic Church (Ignatius Press, 2018) 273 pages
  • Elliot, George. Discernment Do’s and Dont’s: A Practical Guide to Vocational Discernment (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2018) 100 pages
  • Esolen, Anthony. The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 224 pages
  • Etheredge, Francis. Conception: An Icon of the Beginning (St. Louis: Enroute Books, 2019) 623 pages
  • _____. From Truth and truth [A trilogy: Vol I: Faithful Reason (281 pages); Vol II: Faith and Reason in Dialogue (282 pages); Vol III: Faith is Married Reason (281 pages)] (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016)
  • _____. The Prayerful Kiss (St. Louis: Enroute Books, 2019) 140 pages
  • Fitzgibbons, Richard P. Habits for a Healthy Marriage: A Handbook for Catholic Couples (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 280 pages
  • Forrest, Benjamin, along with Kevin King Sr., William J. Curtis, Dwayne Milioni, Timothy George. A Legacy of Preaching, Vol I: Apostles to the Revivalists & Vol II: Enlightenment to the Present Day (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018) 800 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, Carlos along with Luis Ladaria, George Pell, Livio Melina, Charles Chaput. Priests: What Lies Ahead? (Ignatius Press, 2018) 184 pages
  • Gress, Carrie. The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity (Charlotte: TAN Books ,2019) 199 pages
  • Gushee, David and Colin Holtz. Moral Leadership For a Divided Age (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2018)  367 pages
  • Haggerty, Rev. Donald. Conversion: Spiritual Insights Into an Essential Encounter With God (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017) 243 pages
  • Hardy, H.H. Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019) 202 pages
    • van Pelt, Miles and Gary Pratico, Biblical Hebrew: Vocabulary in Context (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019) 132 pages
    • van Pelt, Miles and Gary Pratico. Guide to Hebrew and Aramaic, 2 volumes (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019) 301 & 259 pages
  • Heimann, Jean M. Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 138 pages
  • Hemler, Steven R. Search No More: The Keys to Truth and Happiness (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2018) 388 pages
  • Hudson, Deal W. How to Keep From Losing Your Mind: Educating Yourself Classically to Survive Cultural Indoctrination (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2019) 359 pages
  • Humphreys, Carolyn. Living Through Cancer: A Practical Guide to Cancer Related Concerns (San Bernardino, 2016) 138 pages
  • Ignatius (Carsidoni) of the Side of Christ. Meditations on the Passion and Death of Christ (Charlotte: TAN Books [1895] 2018) 192 pages
  • Johnson, Abby. Unplanned (San Francisco: Ignatius Press [2010] 2018) 285 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
  • Koliński, SJC, Dennis. Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 336 pages
  • Kreeft, Peter. Probes: Deep Sea Diving Into Saint John’s Gospel (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 287 pages
  • Lopez, Kathryn Jean. A Year With the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living (Saint Benedict Press, 2019) 392 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
  • McCann, Mark C.  To The Ends of the Earth (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2019) 4 volumes: Action (158 pages), Character (158 pages), Legacy (156 pages), Witness (158 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
  • Mueller Cardinal Gerhard. You Shall be a Blessing: Twelve Letters on the Priesthood (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 109) 204 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
  • _____. Gratefulness: The Habit of a Grace-Filled Life (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2018) 200 pages
  • Naughton, Michael. Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Road Publishing, 2019) 171 pages
  • Painter, Christine Valters. Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics (Sorin Books, 2016) 198 pages
  • Read, Sally. Annunciation: A Call to Faith in a Broken World (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 143 pages
  • Rickard, OP, Theresa. Everyday Witness: 7 Simple Habits for Sharing Your Faith (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2019) 112 pages
  • Romero, Jesse. The Devil in the City of Angels: My Encounters with the Diabolical (Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 2019) 120 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
  • Russell, Craig. Black Bottle Man (Manitoba: Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2017) 176 pages
  • Sarah, Cardinal Robert. The Day is Now Far Spent (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 349 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
  • Schuchts, Bob. Real Suffering: Finding Hope & Healing in the Trials of Life (Charlotte: St. Benedict Press, 2018) 188 pages
  • Schwartz, George P, with Michael O. Kenney (Foreword by Lou Holtz). In God We Trust: Morally Responsible Investing (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2018) 266 pages
  • Spurrier, Rebecca. The Disabled Church: Human Difference and the Act of Communal Worship (New York: Fordham University Press, 2019) 249 pages
  • Stackpole, Robert. A Bridge of Mercy: Homosexuality and God’s Merciful Love (Stockbridge, MA: Marian Press, 2018) 238 pages
  • Stefanick, Chris. I Am__________Rewrite Your Name-Reroute Your Life (Greenwood Village, CO: Real Life Catholic, 2018) 147 pages
  • Sweetser, SJ, Thomas. Can Francis Change the Church: How American Catholics Are Responding to His Leadership (New York: Crossroads, 2019) 175 pages
  • Thigpen, Paul. The Biblical Names of Jesus: Beautiful, Powerful Portraits of Christ (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2018) 237 pages
  • Thoman, OFS, Bret. St. Clare of Assisi: Light From the Cloister (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017) 237 pages
  • Topping, Ryan. Christmas Around the Fire: Stories, Essays & Poems for the Season of Christ’s Birth (Charlotte, TAN Books, 2019) 285 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
  • West, Christopher. Word Made Flesh: A Companion to the Sunday Readings (Cycle C) (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2018) 112 pages
  • YOUCAT for Kids, with a Foreword by Pope Francis (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019) 238 pages