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 the Book Review Editor, Christopher Siuzdak, an email (hprbooks@ignatius.com) with your credentials and mailing 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.

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  • Barron, Robert, Scott W. Hahn, and James R.A. Merrick, eds. Engaging Catholic Doctrine: Essays in Honor of Matthew Levering (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2023) 523 pages.
  • Beutner, Dawn Marie. The Leaven of the Saints: Bringing Christ into a Fallen World (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 328 pages.
  • Brown, Matt. Truth Plus Love: The Jesus Way to Influence (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2019) 208 pages.
  • Burke-Sivers, Harold. Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 252 pages.
  • Congar, OP, Yves. The Spirit of God: Short Writings on the Holy Spirit (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America, 2018) 297 pages.
  • Crean, OP, Thomas. Vindicating the Filioque: The Church Fathers at the Council of Florence (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2023) 475 pages.
  • Croell, OP, Benedict and Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP. A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life (Valdosta, GA: Vianney Vocations, 2019) 277 pages.
  • DeLorenzo, Leonard J. Fed by the Lord: At-Home Scriptural Formation to Prepare Children for First Communion (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2023) 127 pages.
  • De Maria, Fiorella. See No Evil (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2020) 299 pages.
  • Dugast, Aude. Jerome Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2021) 393 pages.
  • Ekman, Ulf and Birgitta. The Great Discovery: Our Journey to the Catholic Church (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2018) 273 pages.
  • Etheredge, Francis. An Unlikely Gardener: Prose and Poems (St. Louis, MO: En Route Books, 2023), 150 pages.
  • Etheredge, Francis. Human Nature: Moral Norm (St. Louis, MO: En Route Books, 2023), 509 pages.
  • Etheredge, Francis. Lord, Do You Mean Me? A Father-Cathechist! (St. Louis, MO: En Route Books, 2023), 239 pages.
  • Forrest, Benjamin, Joshua Chatraw and Alister McGrath. eds. The History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2020) 848 pages.
  • Franchi, Leonardo. Thomas Shields and the Renewal of Catholic Education (Washington, DC: Catholic Education Press, 2023) 259 pages.
  • Fritz, Everett. One Disciple at a Time: How to Lead Others to Dynamic, Engaged, Life-Changing Faith (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2022) 105 pages.
  • Pope Francis. The Complete Encyclicals, Bulls, and Apostolic Exhortations, vol. II (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2021) 401 pages.
  • Garrido, Ann M. Let’s Talk About Truth: A Guide for Preachers, Teachers, and Other Catholic Leaders in a World of Doubt and Discord (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2020) 179 pages.
  • Goulding, Gill K. Pope Francis and Mercy: A Dynamic Theological Hermeneutic (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2023) 245 pages.
  • Gordon, Daniel Joseph. The Passion of Love in the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America, 2023) 209 pages.
  • Granados, José, Stephan Kampowski and Juan José Pérez-Soba, eds. Accompanying, Discerning, Integrating: A Handbook for the Pastoral Care of the Family According to Amoris Laetitia (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Publishing, 2017) 122 pages.
  • Hesemann, Michael. The Pope and the Holocaust: Pius XII and the Vatican Secret Archives (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2022) 459 pages.
  • Hildebrand, Alice Von. Remnant of Paradise: Selected Essays (Steubenville, OH: Hildebrand Press, 2023) 173 pages.
  • Honeycutt, Frank G. Miracles for Skeptics: Encountering the Paranormal Ministry of Jesus (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2024) 217 pages.
  • Hubert, Thierry and Sophie Delay. Lourdes: Healing and Rebirth (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 248 pages.
  • Hughes, Archbishop Emeritus Alfred (with a Foreword by Bishop Robert Barron). Priests in Love with God: And Eager to Witness to the Gospel (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2021) 172 pages.
  • Hughes, Alfred. Spiritual Masters: Living and Praying in the Catholic Tradition (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2024) 181 pages.
  • Johnson, Abby. Unplanned (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press [2010] 2018) 285 pages.
  • Johnson, Abby and Tyler Rowley, eds., Life to the Full: True Stories that Reveal the Dignity of Every Human Life (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 178 pages.
  • Johnson, Orin. Incarnate in Word and Song: Exploring Music in Liturgy and Life (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2023) 114 pages.
  • Lemna, Keith. The Trinitarian Wisdom of God: Louis Bouyer’s Theology of the God-World Relationship (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2023) 426 pages.
  • Longenecker, Dwight. There and Back Again: A Somewhat Religious Odyssey (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 210 pages.
  • Kahn, Peter. Behold Your Mother: Learning to Love Mary with the Saints (London: Catholic Truth Society, 2023) 94 pages.
  • Kim, Matthew D. and Paul A. Hoffman, Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting Reconciliation and Unity (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2022) 193 pages.
  • Lahl, Jennifer and Kallie Fell. The Detransition Diaries (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2024) 246 pages.
  • Maier, Francis X. True Confessions: Voices of Faith from a Life in the Church (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2024) 284 pages.
  • McGourty, Michael. Sent Out into the World: A Liturgical Theology for a Parish Community and the New Evangelization–A Reading of The Order of the Dedication of a Church (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2024) 293 pages.
  • Millare, Roland. A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2022) 309 pages.
  • Mitchell, Jimmy. Let Beauty Speak: The Art of Being Human in a Culture of Noise (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 183 pages.
  • Meola, Daniel and Bethany. Life-Giving Wounds: A Catholic Guide to Healing for Adult Children of Divorce or Separation (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2023) 322 pages.
  • O’Leary, Neil et al. Made New: 52 Devotionals for Catholic Women (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2021) 224 pages.
  • Pennock, Michael. The Seeker’s Catechism: The Basics of Catholicism (Updated Edition) (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2023) 180 pages.
  • Pinault, David. Providence Blue: A Fantasy Quest (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2021) 448 pages.
  • Richard, OP, Theresa. Everyday Witness: Seven Simple Habits for Sharing Your Faith. (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2019) 112 pages.
  • Schadt, Devin. Custos: Total Consecration Through Saint Joseph: The 33-day Preparation for Fullness of Divine Sonship and Spiritual Fatherhood (Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 2021) 256 pages.
  • Schuster, Alfredo Ildefonso. Commentary on the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict (Brooklyn, NY: Angelico Press, 2023 [1945]) 318 pages.
  • Schwartz, CFA, George P, with Michael O. Kenney (With a Foreword by Lou Holtz). In God We Trust: Morally Responsible Investing (Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 2018) 266 pages.
  • Shelley, Thomas J. John Tracy Ellis: An American Catholic Reformer (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America, 2023) 238 pages.
  • Sikorra, Joe. Defying Gravity: How Choosing Joy Lifted My Family from Death to Life (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2018) 211 pages.
  • Staudt, R. Jared. How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization (Gastonia, NC: TAN Books, 2022) 345 pages.
  • Storms, Sam. Understanding Spiritual Warfare: A Comprehensive Guide (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Reflective, 2021) xiii + 353 pages.
  • Stoutzenberger, Joseph. Mystery and Tradition: Catholicism for Today’s Spiritual Seekers (Meza, AZ: iPub Global Connection, 2023) 349 pages.
  • Vaverek, Timothy. As I Have Loved You: Rediscovering Our Salvation in Christ (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Road, 2022) 231 pages.
  • Vitz, Paul C., ed., The Complementarity of Women and Men: Philosophy, Theology, Psychology & Art (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2021) 243.
  • White, Michael and Tom Corcoran. Rebuilt Faith: A Handbook for Skeptical Catholics (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2023) 242 pages.
  • Willey, Petroc and Scott Sollom. Speaking the Truth in Love: The Catechism and the New Evangelization (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Publishing, 2019) 492 pages.