Books

January 26, 2017
Retrospective of original Donald Duck comic book artist fills the bill
Retrospective of original Donald Duck comic book artist fills the bill

Parents looking to lure their youngsters away from digital devices and toward material that might foster reading and imagination should consider the work of legendary Disney comic book artist Carl Barks. In fact, Mom and Dad may enjoy Barks' work as much as their kids.

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January 20, 2017
Highly readable history of American Catholics brings key figures to life

In this excellent, well-written and highly readable book, Russell Shaw presents the stories of 15 famous Catholics, from American Catholicism's first bishop, John Carroll of Maryland (1735-1815), to the period, roughly, of the Second Vatican Council.

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January 17, 2017
One book offers exhaustive study of rosary, another adds mysteries
One book offers exhaustive study of rosary, another adds mysteries

At 351 pages -- not including various appendices and reference sections in the back of the book -- "Champions of the Rosary" is easily the most exhaustive study of the devotional prayer known as "the rosary" that this reviewer has ever seen.

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December 29, 2016
Variety of books provide daily reflections for new year

Here are some new books that offer daily reflections for the new year.

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December 19, 2016
'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots during Maryland visit
'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots during Maryland visit

Visitors to Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, can see a whitewashed fence like the one that Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into painting for him in the novel.

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December 5, 2016
Books recommended for Christmas giving

At Christmas families will gather and exchange gifts, and here are some book suggestions about some imperfect or incomplete families who, nevertheless, find and share love.

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December 1, 2016
For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope's life in Argentina, Rome
For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope's life in Argentina, Rome

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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November 14, 2016
Letters show brotherly love, developing thinking on moral challenges
Letters show brotherly love, developing thinking on moral challenges

Imagine St. Paul, Isaiah or Jeremiah -- any key prophetic figure -- with a brother or close companion, one who could be a support and encouragement at times when life got rough.

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November 10, 2016
Near-death event inspires New Jersey retiree to pen book about life, love
Near-death event inspires New Jersey retiree to pen book about life, love
 Michael R. Albert, 83, retells a dream he had when he was 12 years old in a children's book he has written titled "Mekhail's Dream.
 
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October 14, 2016
Unique travel guide highlights Quebec province's spiritual treasures

Just as France has its castles, Canada's Quebec province "has its churches," writer Siham Jamaa observes in her newly published "Guide to Spiritual and Religious Journeys in Quebec."

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