July Staff Picks

July Staff Picks

1) Wounded in Spirit: Advent Art and Meditations by David Bannon. 

Recommended by Lillian Miao, Director of Paraclete Press

“So many of our books have such good content, but I'd have to say that David Bannon's Wounded in Spirit is one of my favorites, because the writing is so beautiful.”  Look inside. 

2) Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux by Heather King

Recommended by Sr. Lydia, Paraclete Recordings

“Heather King makes St. Thérèse of Lisieux attainable. Surprisingly, I can completely relate to her.” 

Discover the radical faith, true love, and abundant life of a cloistered 19th-century French nun. Read it! 

3) Grace: On the Journey to God by Michael Casey

Recommended by Michelle Rich, Production Editor

“In Grace, by Michael Casey, I find spiritual things discussed in a most accessible way. Reading this book, I find my hunger for a closer walk with Jesus is fed and I am encouraged to keep going, to start again, and to persevere. He writes from his personal journey, this book is from a life lived, not a theoretical work.”

In this beautiful guide, gradually, we come to realize that everything that happens in our lives is somehow a gift from our loving Father. Learn More.

4) Journey to the Heart: Centering Prayer for Children by Frank Jelenek

Recommended by Jon Sweeney, Publisher

“The first book that introduces children to contemplative prayer and the joys of communicating with God in this special, intimate way.” Get it for the children in your life. 

5) The Ecumenism of Beauty Edited by Timothy Verdon

Recommended by David Chalmers, Finance

“Anyone who is interested in art and culture will gain a great amount of knowledge, but also revelation about how everything is spiritual.”

A landmark book on the role of visual arts, beauty and aesthetics in ecumenical exchange. Discover this book. 

6) My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. by Roger Hutchison 

Recommended by Lexa Hale, Finance

“I love this book because it is simple and yet profound.  It touches the heart, especially for someone who is grieving, and the illustrations are wonderful!”
A picture book to guide children and adults through the different emotions and reactions related to grieving. Learn More. 

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