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New books offer options for Advent reading

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Here is a selection of recent releases that might be suitable for your spiritual reading during Advent, which begins Dec. 1, and the Christmas season:

* Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Augustine by Agnes Cunningham, SSCM. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Mo., 2013). 102 pp., $11.99.

* The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed by Judith Valente, Brother Paul Quenon, OSCO and Michael Bever. ACTA Publications (Chicago, 2013). 215 pp., $14.95.

* Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments and Works of Charity by Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 128 pp., $12.95.

* God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond by Teresa Tomeo. Image Books (New York, 2013). 176 pp., $17.99.

* Faith Beginnings: Family Nurturing From Birth Through Preschool by Michele E. Chronister and Amy M. Garro. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Mo., 2013). 140 pp., $14.99.

* Startled by God: Wisdom From Unexpected Places by Joe McHugh. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2013). 122 pp., $14.99.

* On a Mission: Lessons From St. Francis de Sales by Patrick Madrid. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2013). 138 pp., $15.99.

* Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus by Pope Francis. Translated by Joseph V. Owens, SJ. Herder & Herder (New York, 2013). 297 pp., $29.95.

* When Faith Feels Fragile: Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering by R. Scott Hurd. Pauline Books and Media (Boston, 2013). 208 pp., $12.95.

* The Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley and edited by Tony Castle. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2013). 319 pp., $14.99.

* Advent with St. Francis: Daily Reflections by Diane M. Houdek. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2013). 98 pp., $3.99.

* The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas by Edward Sri. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2013). 99 pp., $12.99.

* Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home and a Living Faith by Judith Valente. Sorin Books (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 181 pp., $15.95.

* The Transforming Power of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, 2013). 109 pp., $14.95.

* Mind Your Body, Work Your Soul by Clare Strockbine. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Mo., 2013). 143 pp., $14.99.

* Goulash, Garage Sales & God by Bernadette McCarver Snyder. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Mo., 2013). 123 pp., $9.99.

* The Power of Daily Prayer: The Way to Experience God’s Love by Bert Ghezzi. Word Among Us Press (Ann Arbor, Mich., 2013). 159 pp., $11.95.

* The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers and Devotions by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2013). 131 pp., $14.99.

* One in the Lord: Living Our Call to Christian Community by Susan Muto. New City Press (Hyde Park, N.Y., 2013). 110 pp., $12.95.

* The Prayer: Unlock a Life Full of Miracles, Unconditional Love and Answered Prayers by Jacqueline Mary von Zwehl. Johann Press (Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2013). 241 pp., $14.95.

* Walking the Disciple’s Path: Eight Steps That Will Change Your Life and the World by Linda Perrone Rooney. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 160 pp., $13.95.

* Honoring the Void: Meditations on the Meaning of Life from Maryknoll Magazine by Joseph R. Veneroso. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, N.Y., 2013). 167 pp., $20.

* Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life by Elizabeth Scalia. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 168 pp., $14.95.

* Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer by David N. Calvillo. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 134 pp., $12.95.

* Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice by Christine Valters Paintner. Sorin Books (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 143 pp., $15.95.

* Winning the Battle Against Sin: Hope-Filled Lessons from the Bible by Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ. Word Among Us Press (Ann Arbor, Mich., 2013). 180 pp., $12.95.

* Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2013). 64 pp., $8.99.

* Running Hard, Finishing Strong: 7 Steps to Building Momentum in Your Spiritual Life by Rick Sarkisian. Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Ind., 2013). 111 pp., $12.95.

* Carry On In Faith by Thomas P. Leiker. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Mo., 2013). 105 pp., $10.99.

* Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home by Tim & Sue Muldoon. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 160 pp., $14.95.

* Celebrating Mary: A Collection of Praises and Prayers. Word Among Us Press (Ann Arbor, Mich., 2013). 141 pp., $11.95.

 

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