Books recount how people opt for poor, following liberation theology The Preferential Option for the Poor Beyond Theology, edited by Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutierrez. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 246 pp. $30. In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Father Gustavo Gutierrez, edited by Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, N.Y., 2013) 206 pp. $24. What's So Blessed About Being Poor: Seeking the Gospel in the Slums of Kenya by L. Susan Slavin and Coralis Salvador. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, N.Y. 2013) 161 pp. $23.
Two books offer information, encouragement on priesthood today The Assault on Priesthood: A Biblical and Theological Rejoinder by Lawrence B. Porter. Wipf and Stock (Eugene, Ore., 2013). 366 pp., $34. Letters to My Brothers: Words of Hope and Challenge for Priests by Stephen J. Rossetti. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013), 180 pp., $15.99.
Authors confront complex arguments surrounding bioethical dilemmas A Defense of Dignity: Creating Life, Destroying Life and Protecting the Rights of Conscience by Christopher Kaczor. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2013). 232 pp., $30. Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life by Fabrizio Amerini. Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Mass., 2013). 266 pp., $29.95.