My Favorites in 2017

Summer Reading (2017)

Books and DVDs – Spirituality

Boff, Leonardo. Francis of Rome, Francis of Assisi: A New Springtime for the Church. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2014.

Cahalan, Kathleen A. & Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, eds. Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation throughout Life’s Seasons. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2017.

Cannato, Judy. Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology Is Transforming Spiritual Life. Notre Dame, Indiana: Sorin Books, 2010

Ehrman, Bart D. How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. New York: Harper One, 2014.

Hayes, Diana L. No Crystal Stair: Womanist Spirituality. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2016.

Neafsey, John. Act Justly, Live Tenderly: Lifelong Lessons in Conscience and Calling. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2016.

Nowell, Irene, OSB. Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God through the Psalms. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2013.

Pope Francis. The Works of Mercy. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2017.

Poust, Mary DeTurris. Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 2012.

Reid, Barbara E. Wisdom’s Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2016.

Books – Memoirs and Biographies

Alexander, Elizabeth. The Light of the World: A Memoir. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2015. (reading it again this year)

Evans, Jeanne, Ed. Here I Am, Lord: The Letters and Writings of Ita Ford. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2005.

Markey, Eileen. A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura. New York: Nation Books, 2016.

Books – Fiction

Conklin, Tara. The House Girl. New York: William Morrow, 2013.

Gordon, Mary. There Your Heart Lies. New York: Pantheon Books, 2017.

Mbue, Imbolo. Behold the Dreamers. New York: Random House, 2016.

Simonson, Helen. The Summer Before the War. New York: Random House, 2016.

Wood, Monica. The One-in-a-Million Boy. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2016.

Books – Nonfiction

Boyle, Gregory. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. New York: Free Press, 2010.

Kahneman, David. Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2011.

Wilentz, Amy. Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013.


A United Kingdom

All Saints

Hidden Figures

Home Again


Victoria and Abdul

Music – CD’s

Terra Guitarra. Of Sea and Stars, 2017.

PBS Series

Call the Midwife

The Coroner





Secrets of the Six Wives




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