Category: Reviews

Education of a Speaker by Chris Byrd

A new documentary about former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks at the influence of her Catholic faith.
February 9, 2023/by tac

Truth and Reconciliation:
On the Work of David Kertzer
by Tom Bishop

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's latest book presents an important perspective on a deeply disturbing aspect of the history of the church.
January 9, 2023/by tac

Lessons from the Abbess by Julie A. Ferraro

The message contained in this slender volume needs to be shared with everyone who holds their faith dearly.
December 28, 2022/by tac

Sharing the Season by Amy Nicholson

A new anthology of Christmas stories is perfect for reading aloud with family and friends.
December 6, 2022/by tac

Creation Spirituality by Julie A. Ferraro

A new book of illustrated meditations for those seeking to deepen their understanding of Saint Francis and the ongoing need to work for climate justice.
November 25, 2022/by tac

The Other Side of the Wardrobe
by Kathryn Sadakierski

A new book of essays helps readers recover the spiritual import of C. S. Lewis's beloved fiction series.
November 18, 2022/by tac

The Practice of Presence by Julie A. Ferraro

Joan Chittister's "The Monastic Heart" prompts readers to take a hard look at what gets their attention, in order to reorient their souls to what matters most.
October 25, 2022/by tac

The Lyric Forest by Frank Freeman

Herman Hesse invested the forms of trees with an almost religious presence, evident in this new book of paintings and writings.
October 18, 2022/by tac

Museum Hours by Kathryn Sadakierski

A new book invites the reader to contemplate the imaginative and spiritual qualities of art throughout the ages.
September 22, 2022/by tac

From Seed-Time to Maturity
by Michael Centore

Melody S. Gee's poetry of conversion.
September 9, 2022/by tac

Energy, Joy, and Solidarity:
Carolyn Whitney-Brown on Henri Nouwen’s Experience of the Trapeze

An excerpt from a new book on a lesser-known period of Henri Nouwen's life, along with video interview with the author.
September 6, 2022/by tac

Simplifying the Sources by Julie A. Ferraro

Though it contains many valuable insights, a new book on lectio divina may have benefited from a simpler approach.
August 31, 2022/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Kathryn Sadakierski on David Craig

We conclude our Summer Reading Series with a collection of poems that "deftly balances the tension between being and becoming, the state of striving to forge new paths while seeking to appreciate the current moment."
July 15, 2022/by tac

Summer Reading Series: Frank Freeman on Richard Rodriguez

In the fourth installment of our Summer Reading Series, Frank Freeman considers a landmark essay collection by the Mexican-American writer Richard Rodriguez.
July 14, 2022/by tac

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