Archive for ‘Book of the Month’
Author Tara Parker-Pope uses social science research and personal anecdotes to provide valuable insight for married couples seeking to strengthen their relationship. A set of quizzes help couples to examine aspects of their own marriage.
In Love Factually, Duana Welch lays out ten steps to finding love based on her research as a social scientist.
With beauty and honesty, Sheldon Vanauken recounts in A Severe Mercy the story of his and his wife’s selfless marriage, their conversion to Christianity, and her untimely death.
In Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love, Edward Sri tackles Karol Wotyła’s Love and Responsibility, summarizing the text about human sexuality and love in accessible language and offering his own practical insights.
Catholic school counselor and creator of Faith Journeys Foundation Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski provides well-structured and interactive workbooks for children and adolescents experiencing their parents’ separation or divorce.
Yes, they do! Journalist and dad Paul Raeburn gives a convincing argument, based in a variety of research fields, that fathers are indeed important to their children.
The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry Can Help You Break Its Grip and Find Happiness Again
The Catholic Guide to Depression examines the relationship between depression and the spiritual life and offers practical and faith-filled advice for how to cope with and overcome depression.
This book provides a much needed look at the difficulties that come with practicing NFP. It is a wonderful resource for married couples who “want to work through the spiritual and emotional challenges of NFP.”
The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home gives concrete and practical advice on how families can create a sacred space within the home where they can foster a family prayer life.
A great read in preparation for the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family! The interview format features highly relevant Q&As with the Cardinal responsible for the Vatican’s doctrine office.
The author uses real-life discernment and religious vocation stories to give parents advice on nurturing faith in their children.
Do you worry about money? This book can help you make peace with your finances (a common source of marital strife) and develop generosity.
What God Has Joined: A Catholic Teaching on Marriage covers the topics of the nature of the Sacrament, questions of sexual morality, how the Sacrament can be lived out, difficult questions concerning marriage and the marriage preparation process.
In the October book of the month, Monsignor Bransfield discusses the painful struggle of pornography addiction and its harmful effects on the human person, while offering a solution in the mercy of God.
Do you want to teach your children about the Sacraments? If so, Seven from Heaven is a must read! Elizabeth Ficocelli gives practical and useful advice to families on how they can incorporate the Sacraments into their daily lives and turn their home into a domestic church.
There is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding! The Catholic Wedding Book seeks to offer some practical advice in the planning of a Catholic Wedding, including the preparation, ceremony, and Mass. This lighthearted read is the focus of the August Book Review.
Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes present 101 tips with reflections for spouses to better serve their spouse and family.
The Gift of Self: A Spiritual Companion for Separated and Divorced Faithful to the Sacrament of Marriage
What does divorce mean for the sacrament of marriage? Maria Pia Campanella explores how those who are separated or divorced can continue to live out their sacramental marriage as well as offers insight to those who are ministering to them.
In our book-of-the-month for May, Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss offer daily spiritual exercises to busy mothers who feel like they don’t have time to pray.
In his memoir about his wife’s death to cancer at the age of 32, Chris Faddis provides an intimate glimpse of loss, faith, despair and hope.
A book about three themes important to everyone’s life. Insights about intimacy in marriage and intimacy with God.
A trustworthy guide to the “why” and “how” of praying with your spouse.
Every marriage has its difficult moments, some more severe than many others.
In their new book, Tim and Sue Muldoon write that spirituality can be found “right in the messy midst” of home life. They encourage families to see their lives as a pilgrimage together, and they suggest reading Scripture together as a family as a way to foster each other’s faith.
Looking for good advice about disciplining children? Popular author and psychologist Ray Guarendi weaves his typical humor and common sense into true-to-life “discipline scenes” and offers “stage directions” to Mom and Dad. Readable as a whole or in parts.