Carlo Acutis God's Computer Genius by Ellen Lacbreque

07-01-2022Book Recommendations

Ciao! Meet Carlo: an Italian fifteen-year-old techie who loved coding, video games, animals, and also lived a life that put him on the highway to heaven! Set to become the first millennial saint, Blessed Carlo Acutis was a vibrant, faith filled Italian teenager who loved technology and the Eucharist. This kid-friendly biography is the perfect introduction to Carlo’s fascinating and moving story. You Can Be a Saint! is a series of kid-friendly biographies about the many inspiring, diverse, and holy people on the path to sainthood.

Features of the series: Written in an engaging, narrative form, Colorful, playful illustrations and design, Fun and informative sidebars, Perfect for children ages 8-11 & Durable, high-quality hardcover.

St. Teresa Of Avila Gods Troublemaker by Song-I Yoon

06-01-2022Book Recommendations

St. Teresa of Avila's amazing life is vibrantly depicted in this full-color, illustrated biography for children ages 9-12.

The Shoujo-Manga style graphic novel opens with a young Teresa running away from her home in Spain to convert the Moors and be a martyr for God. As she gets older, Teresa continues to be a troublemaker for her family, this time placing social life and status before her relationship with God. Her father and older sister send her to study with the Carmelite nuns in the hope that she will learn obedience and discipline. When Teresa comes home from the convent, they realize that they have received more than they had bargained for: Teresa had heard Jesus' call to follow him. She was ready to leave home so that she could do his work as a Carmelite sister.

Teresa causes trouble now in Spain, but in the name of Jesus' mission. She creates a reformed Carmelite Order that spreads all over the country. Young readers will be captivated by St. Teresa's conversion to the heart of Jesus and her bravery in the face of great adversity.

Keeping Mary Close: Devotion To Our Lady Through Ages by Aquilina & Gruber

05-01-2022Book Recommendations

If you've ever wondered what devotion to Mary is all about, you'll treasure this one of a kind, popular glimpse into the early Church's life, doctrine, and devotion to Our Lady. Through lively stories, teachings of the Church fathers, and evidence from ancient archaeology, the authors invite you to enter the fascinating world of the early Christians, giving you an imaginative glimpse into how they demonstrated their love for Mary through their prayers, art, and daily life. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Mary's role in your own life and that of the Church today.

Hope Always Our Anchor In Life's Storm by Frank Kris

04-01-2022Book Recommendations

Of the three cardinal virtues of faith, hope, and charity, hope may be the hardest to define. A deceptively simple virtue, people often reduce hope to a mere optimism about the future, or they may see it as synonymous with trust in God. In Hope Always, Kris Frank, a popular Catholic speaker and youth minister, offers his down to earth and personal reflections on hope and how this crucial but often misunderstood virtue can change our perspective on life’s difficulties.


Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen

03-01-2022Book Recommendations

Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen's many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God Man, the teacher, the healer, and, most of all, the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millennia. An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and biblical exegesis, from the best known and most loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, Life of Christ has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must read.

God Is All Joy Life Of St Teresa of Andes by Jennifer Moorcroft

02-01-2022Book Recommendations

Teresa of Jesus of the Andes, Chile's first canonized saint, was a vibrant young woman who loved sports and music and had a wide circle of friends. She entered Carmel and died only eleven months later at the age of nineteen. Each year more than 100,000 visitors flock to her shrine, many of them young people. What is it about this young woman, barely out of school, that draws so many people to her and that is so outstanding that she is now a canonized saint? Because she is one of them, her own people love her.


From Fire, by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith by Sohrab Ahmari

12-20-2021Book Recommendations

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

Advent Meditations with Fulton Sheen by Fulton J. Sheen

12-01-2021Book Recommendations

Drawn from Archbishop Sheen's best selling books, these 28 reflections will lead you day by day through the Advent season. Eloquent quotes are paired with beautiful Scriptures on the themes of the season patience, waiting, gift, hope, humility, joy and more. Spend a few quiet moments of each day with one of the 20th century's greatest preachers, preparing your heart to receive the Savior of the world.

Bernadette Speaks by Laurentin Rene

11-01-2021Book Recommendations

A Life of St. BernadetteSoubirous in Her Own Words

This is a different kind of saint'sbiographyone that reads almostlike a novel. In these pagesBernadette lives again. We followher from birth to death, hearing herspeak, watching her interact,experiencing with her the lifechanging impact of the eighteenapparitions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.


Living on Love by Fr. Didier Marie Golay

10-01-2021Book Recommendations

Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the most popular modern saints in the world, but the details of her life and spirituality are still not widely known and are somewhat of a mystery even to her devoted followers.

With over 150 stunning photographs, in depth text, and plentiful sidebars on history, geography, and themes, this gorgeous work helps us enter into the universe of "the greatest saint of modern times" to discover the simplicity, yet depth of her daily life and of her relationships, both human and spiritual.


St. Monica: The Power of a Mother's Love by Giovanni Falbo

09-05-2021Book Recommendations

The story of Monica's life is more relevant today than ever, because it is close to the problems we face in our own time.

Using extensive excerpts from the writings of St. Augustine, notable for his Confessions, Giovanni Falbo sheds new light on St. Monica's patience, sweetness, and unwavering determination. This mother never yielded in her efforts to see her beloved son find comfort and peace in God, and she endured countless sacrifices and health risks in her quest to help Augustine embrace the faith. Monica's quiet wisdom and courage, coupled with her earnest tears and prayers to God, bore fruit she could only have dreamed of.