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
  • Blanski, Tyler. An Immovable Feast: How I Gave Up Spirituality for a Life of Religious Abundance (Ignatius Press, 2018) 288 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
  • Brugaletta, John. The Invisible God: Poems for Devotion (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2017) 88 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
  • Clayton, Brian and Douglas Kries, Two Wings: Integrating Faith and Reason (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2018) 281 pages
  • Corbitt, Sonja. Fearless: Conquer Your Demons and Love with Abandon (Ave Maria Press, 2016) 256 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
  • Ekeocha, Obianuju. Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in The Twenty-First Century. With a Foreword by Robert George (Ignatius Press, 2018) 219 pages
  • Etheredge, Francis. 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)
  • _______. Scripture: A Unique Word(Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) 437 pages.
  • Feser, Edward. Five Proofs for the Existence of God: Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, and Leibniz (Ignatius Press, 2017) 330 pages
  • Finley, James. Merton’s Palace of Nowhere (South Bend: Ave Maria Press [1978] 2018) 128 pages
  • Fulwiler, Jennifer. One Beautiful Dream: Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to them Both (Ignatius Press, 2018) 238 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, Carlos along with Luis Ladaria, George Pell, Livio Melina, Charles Chaput. Priests: What Lies Ahead? (Ignatius Press, 2018) 184 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
  • Hill, Craig C. Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016) 203 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
  • Jurado, SJ, Manuel Ruiz. Tratado de la oración mental Cristiana (Mensajero, 2016) 166 pages
  • Kelly, Ed. A Walk to Garabandal: A Journey of Happiness and Hope (Corpus Christi: Good Book Publishers, 2017) 330 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • _____. Gratefulness: The Habit of a Grace-Filled Life (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2018) 200 pages
  • Olmstead, Thomas. Manual For Men (Charlotte: TAN Books, 2018) 362 pages
  • Painter, Christine Valters. Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics (Sorin Books, 2016) 198 pages
  • Pearce, Joseph. Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia (Charlotte, NC: Tan/St. Benedict’s Press, 2018) 202 pages
  • Popcak, Gregory K. Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart (Image Books, 2015) 195 pages
  • Quenon, O.C.S.O., Paul. In Praise of The Useless Life: A Monk’s Memoir (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2018) 143 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stackpole, Robert. A Bridge of Mercy: Homosexuality and God’s Merciful Love (Stockbridge, MA: Marian Press, 2018) 238 pages
  • Sweeney, Jon M. What I Am Living For: Lessons from the life and writings of Thomas Merton (Ave Maria Press, 2018) 197 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
  • Thompson, O.P., Augustine. Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars (New Priory Press, 2017) 341 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
  • 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
  • Weigel, George. The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2018) 223 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
  • Wood, John R. The Light Entrusted to You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2018) 296 pages
  • YOUCAT Bible: The Youth Bible of the Catholic Church (Ignatius Press, 2017) 432 pages