Bless Us, O Lord {Book Review}

Bless Us O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers

by Robert M. Hamma

Bless Us O Lord offers an extensive collection of prayers for mealtime for Days of the Week, specific Days within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar, Holidays and Saints’ Days, and other special occasions. For each of the Saints’ Days, a quick bio of the Saint is presented, followed by a customized prayer either attributed to the Saint or expressing special insight or gifts of the Saint for us to pursue or imitate.

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Holy Hacks {Book Review}

Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get To Heaven

by Patti Maguire Armstrong

Holy Hacks is such a cool book! I think I counted over 430 different Hacks forĀ  Holiness in life, for humility, in relationships, in prayer, for spiritual protection, for evangelizing, against gossip, inspired by the Saints and within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar!

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Who Do You Say That I Am? {Book Review}

Who Do You Say That I Am? and Other Questions Christ Asks Us

by Robert LeBlanc

Who Do You Say That I Am? is thoughtfully written and insightful. It offers a perfect opportunity for reflection and a jumpstart to prayer. Prompted to respond to Jesus’ direct questions through our own circumstances, struggles, and joys, we dare to explore and pursue a deeper personal relationship with Jesus. This book will be a welcome addition to your collection of spiritual reading and an invaluable prompt for heartfelt prayer.

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Why We’re Catholic {Book Review}

Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love

By Trent Horn

Available through Catholic Answers Press at this link: Why We’re Catholic

This is a friendly, easy to navigate book explaining why we believe the things we believe within the Catholic Faith. While we can be formed in the Faith, we often have difficulty explaining and defending the teachings of the Catholic Faith. This book is a collection of clear and concise, down-to-earth explanations that will certainly help us in our formation, as well as evangelization. It will also help us in those precarious moments when we’re asked questions about the Faith, that we can’t clearly answer.

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This is the Church {Picture Book Review}

This is the Church

Written by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen is available through Tan Books here: This is the Church

This is an exquisitely beautiful picture book! With each beautifully illustrated page, we are introduced to Jesus, the Apostles, St. Joseph and Mother Mary, patriarchs, prophets and kings and Adam and Even through the stained glass windows within a Church.

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Awaken My Heart {Book Review}

Awaken My Heart:
52 Weeks of Giving Thanks and Loving Abundantly

by Emily Wilson Hussem

Awaken My Heart is available at Ave Maria Press at this link: Awaken My Heart

Maybe you’re looking for a new prayer routine for the new year? Awaken My Heart is a yearly devotional for women with a heartfelt reflection, a Soul Exercise and Your Heart’s Prayer for each of the 52 weeks of a whole year. Every week is a treasure, focusing on receiving His Peace, becoming childlike, not being afraid, having mercy on yourself, being brave, letting Him heal you…and the list goes on for 52 reflections!

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Home in the Church {Book Review}

Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith

by Jessica Ptomey

Written by a convert to the Catholic Faith, this book describes so much of our rich Tradition and Faith in the Catholic Church: the Mass, the Sacraments, Faith in Family Life, the Liturgical Year of Feasts and Seasons, the Communion of Saints, Private Prayer and Redemptive Suffering.

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NEW Reviews: Prompt Me to Pray

Great news this morning! Prompt Me to Pray has just been awarded the Seal of Approval by the Catholic Writers Guild! What does that mean? Read all about it here!

and in other news about Prompt Me to Pray…

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Book Review: The Virtues for Catholic Youth

Well, Catholic Sprouts seems to be on fire with the Holy Spirit! They’ve been creating wonderful resources for years and it sounds like they’re on the verge of something extra exciting with their big Innovation Challenge win and partnership with Our Sunday Visitor for the Domestic Church Project.

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Review: Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life

Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life
by Christina Semmens

English and Spanish translation in one book!

This book is a treasure! It’s just the book I was looking for as I pursue a deeper spiritual life, a closer relationship with Jesus, more heartfelt personal prayer and a stronger commitment to surrender to Jesus, placing my trust in Him.

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