Behind the Counter: Catholic Product Advice from the Experts
To help you choose great books and movies for this summer we are offering you weekly picks from our staff. Each book or movie has been thoroughly “field tested” so you’ll get recommendations you can trust.
This week’s reviews are from Jeremy, our Product Manager.
“This book is an excellent introduction to the Early Church Fathers. Bennett focuses in on the history and writings of four of the Church Fathers, Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons, painting a vivid picture of the life and teachings of these great Saints of the Early Church. Written in an easy reading style, this book takes the rich history of our Church and shows it’s relevance for it’s members today.”
“Fr. Larry pulls no punches, and plows right through all the usual excuses men offer, while providing real, practical steps that any man can take in order to become the type of man God calls you to be. Reading this book would benefit men both young and old.”
“Some of the best Catholic fiction I have ever read! Through three brilliantly written novels, Sherry Boas tells us the Story of Lily, who has down syndrome, and the effect that her life and capacity for love has on those around her.
The first book, Until Lily, introduces you to Lily through the reflection of Bev Greeley who reluctantly raised her and her siblings, and now finds the tables turned as she lives out her last days in a home with Lily as her only source of comfort and support.
Lily’s story continues in the second book, Wherever Lily Goes, when Lily’s sister Terry moves her family from their home in Minneapolis to Seattle so they can take care of her. Terry soon discovers the enormous effect this sacrifice has on her and her family.