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Books received from Catholic publishers.

From Emmaus Road Publishing, Inc., 827 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, OH., 43952. Tel.: (740)283-2484.

Fr. Joseph Ponessa, SSD & Laurie W. Manhardt, Ph.D., "Come and see Catholic Bible study": Prophets and apostles, 2004, $19.95 U.S., softcover, 208 pages. This engaging and interactive study covers eleven Old Testament prophets and five apostles of the New Testament. Organized thematically, it features questions for reflection and practical suggestions satisfying one's catechetical, devotional, and aesthetic needs. Ideal for group setting or individual use.

Scott Hahn & Regis J. Flaherty, Eds., Catholic for a Reason 111: Scripture & the Mystery of the Mass, 2004, $15.95 U.S., softcover, 204 pages. This timely volume has appeared just at the onset of the Year of the Eucharist (to begin October 2004). Various American biblical scholars contributed their essays, connecting Scripture to various subjects such as the real presence, the Mass as a sacrifice, Jewish traditions, the Eucharist in the apostolic Church, the relation between Eucharist and Christian living, and others. A great read.

Leon J. Suprenant and Philip C.L. Gray, Eds., Faith Facts II: Answers to Catholic Questions, 2004, $12.95 U.S., softcover, 186 pages. This book effectively applies the Church's teaching to current events and issues. The concise yet thorough work offers solid teachings on liturgical rites, issues of life and marriage (e.g. annulments, population control, stem-cell research), biblical interpretation and apologetics, and even spiritual counterfeits and the New Age movement. With questions for reflection or discussion. Recommended.

From Sophia Institute Press, P.O. Box 5284, Manchester, NH 03108. Tel.: 1-(800)-888-9344.

Holly Pierlot, A mother's rule of life: How to bring order to your home and peace to your soul, 2004, $14.95 U.S., softcover, 206 pages. This call to holiness raises motherhood to a respectable and proper height. Share the author's soul-searching, struggles, sacrifices, and self-giving love as she finds the way to transform the burdens of motherhood into the joyful vocation it was meant to be. To be reviewed.

From Loyola Press, 3441 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. Tel.: (773)281-1818.

Robert P. Lockwood, A Faith for grownups: A midlife conversation about what really matters, 2004, $17.95 U.S., softcover, 304 pages. Well-known Catholic journalist and former president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing entices fallen-away Catholics to more beyond their childhood notions of the faith. Thought-provoking insights and hilarious schoolboy tales are presented to help the adult reader discover the beauty and truth behind the Catholic faith. A good read.

Joan Wester Anderson, In the arras of angels: True stories of heavenly guardians, 2004, $14.95 U.S., softcover, 276 pages. The author of a New York Times bestseller on angels presents this recent collection of fifty charming stories, which prove that our divine guardians do intervene with loving care in the lives of mete humans.
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Title Annotation:Book notes; "Come and See Catholic Bible Study": Prophets and Apostles; Catholic for a Reason 111: Scripture & the Mystery of the Mass; Faith Facts II: Answers to Catholic Questions; A Mother's Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul; A Faith for Grownups: A Midlife Conversation About What Really Matters; In the Arras of Angels: True Stories of Heavenly Guardians
Publication:Catholic Insight
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 2004
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