An Open Book – August 3

Open Book

 

I’m joining with Carolyn Astfalk and Catholic Mom for “An Open Book.”

This is just a fraction of the books I received last week at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show.

Champions

Champions of the Rosary by Fr. Don Calloway

In Champions of the Rosary, Fr. Calloway has written what is probably the most comprehensive book ever written on the rosary. The author deftly negotiates the complexities of the story of the rosary, weaving the historical, theological, and devotional strands into a veritable masterpiece of scholarship and piety. This book should turn every one of its readers into a champion of the rosary. My review: I loved this book. I received a signed copy at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show last week.  It’s filled with just about everything you’d ever want to know about the Holy Rosary.  Highly recommend!

Tassone

St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Susan Tassone (The Purgatory Lady) turns to a passionate and powerful guide (St. Faustina Kowalska) to help us pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Includes devotions, prayers, novenas, and the wisdom of St. Faustina.  My review: I’m reading this now and it’s very compelling.  The Holy Souls in Purgatory can pray for others, but not for themselves.  This is an ideal guide to those who have a special devotion to these Holy Souls. This book will definitely be stored on my bedside table so that I can add many of these prayers to my night-time prayer routine.

Waiting

Waiting for a Miracle by Cyndi Peterson, MD

One doctor’s journey of faith to save her two terminally ill baby girls.

Cyndi Peterson was a successful physician, wife and mother who had everything she ever dreamed of—yet true peace continued to elude her. Her quest leads her to Medjugorje, where Mary the Mother of God is reported to appear daily. After returning home newly committed to her faith, she faces every mother’s deepest fear. Her newborn baby Kelly is terminally ill.

Upon learning her next baby, Sarah, has the same diagnosis, Cyndi struggles to understand why God has asked this of her. How God moves in her life and answers her prayers will both surprise you and deepen your faith.

My review: I’m looking forward to reading this one!

Check out the other posts on Carolyn Astfalk’s website at this link.

 

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