My Favorites in 2019

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Theology and Spirituality

Bays, MD, Jan Chozen. Mindful Eating. Boulder, Colorado: Shambala, 2017.

Chittister, Joan. The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage. New York: Convergent Books, 2019.

Cunningham, Frank J. Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017.

Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. New York: Penguin Random House, 2016.

Gittins, Anthony J. Courage and Conviction: Unpretentious Christianity. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018.

O’Murchu, Diarmuid. When the Disciple Comes of Age: Christian Identity in the 21st Century. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2019.

Rohr, Richard. The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. New York: Convergent, 2019.

Memoirs and Biographies

Al Rabeeah,Abu Bakr and Winnie Yeung. Homes: A Refugee Story. Freehand Books, 2018.

Fagone, Jason. The Woman Who Smashed Codes. New York: William Morrow, 2017.

O’Donnell, Catherine. Elizabeth Seton: American Saint. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2018.

Prejean, Sister Helen. River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. New York: Random House, 2019.

Westover, Tara. Educated. New York: Random House, 2018.

Nonfiction

Robinson, Mary. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018.

Fiction

Kingsolver, Barbara. Unsheltered. New York: Harper Collins, 2018.

Krueger, William Kent. Ordinary Grace. New York: Atria Books, 2014.

Sullivan, Mark. Beneath a Scarlet Sky. Seattle, Washington: Lake Union Publishing, 2017.

Children’s Books

Hill, Susanna Leonard. Illustrations by Elisa Paganelli. Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2019.

Lang, Suzanne. Illustrations by Max Lang. Grumpy Monkey. New York: Random House Children’s Books, 2018.

Films and Television

Late Night

Madame Secretary

On the Basis of Sex

PBS Series

Call the Midwife

Death in Paradise

Grantchester

Les Miserables

Press

The Unforgotten