Readers will find plain talk and wisdom in DeStefano's guide to life

A Travel Guide to Life: Transforming Yourself from Head to Soul by Anthony DeStefano. Faith Words (New York, 2014). 261 pp., $22.

‘Epic Food Fight’ gives us a taste of God’s recipe for eternal salvation

EpicFoodFight-Cover-BUTTON.jpgIn his latest book, Epic Food Fight, Father Leo Patalinghug invites us along to feast with some of the most prominent figures in the Bible. Unlike his previous two books, Grace Before Meals and Spicing Up Married Life, Fr. Leo’s latest work contains no recipes. Instead, it takes us on a fascinating, spiritual journey through the pages of Scripture to witness how food was an integral part of God’s design to show love for his children. Fr. Leo refers to this study of Scripture in relation to nourishment as a “theology of food,” and it begins with a battle of biblical proportions involving Satan, Adam, Eve, and God.

Books show Blessed Mother still very much relevant today

Books show Blessed Mother still very much relevant today Mary: Virgin, Mother and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics by Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ. Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Indiana, 2014). 160 pp., $9.95. Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and Their Graces by Julie Cragon. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2014). 145 pp., $15.99. Mary: Help in Hard Times -- Stories and Prayers by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP. Pauline Books and Media (Boston, 2014). 114 pp., $7.95.