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This week’s “Behind the Counter” Staff Reviews.

This weeks picks were reviewed by our Customer Service Manager,  Aline.

Aline, Customer Service Manager

Abandonment to Divine Providence
Jean-Pierre de Caussade


“Do you seem to be running into one closed door after another? Have I got a book for you!

An absolute treasure of a spiritual classic meant to be read over and over again! I have read this amazing book 2 times already and expect to return to it many more times throughout my life as my own spirituality advances. Through this book, I have learned the importance of living in the spirituality of the present moment.

Easy to read with each chapter divided into several sections allowing the reader to pick up the book even for just a short time to read one or two sections within a chapter for meditation and prayer–

If you find yourself in a state of confusion and your life not going as you had planned, why not turn it over to God the Father for perfect direction?”

“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart , you will find me with you, says the Lord, and I will change your lot..” Jer. 29: 11-14

Diary of St. Faustina

O Eternal Love, You command Your Sacred Image to be painted and reveal to us the inconceivable fount of mercy, You bless whoever approaches Your rays, and a soul all black will turn into snow.” From the Diary Notebook I

“Discover the intimate relationship that a simple and uneducated Polish nun shared with Christ. A truly beautiful look at the immense love and mercy that Christ offers to each soul. The Diary itself contains six notebooks which immerse us in a journey of remarkable holiness of this young girl ever obedient to God's call in her life.

This book is another favorite of mine as I can pick it up anytime and read an excerpt or two for inspiration and meditation. I have found this book to be a real comfort during difficult times. An essential addition to any home or parish library.”

Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World
T.G. Morrow

“Courtship? What's that? More than likely, this would be the response of today's younger generation, a group of adolescents growing up in a period when morality might very well be considered a “four letter word”.

Introducing his book with the definition of courtship, Fr. Morrow brilliantly addresses the topics of singleness, chastity in dating, Christian courtship strategies, finding the right person, engagement and marriage. He challenges the reader to radically follow the way of Christ in today's “modern” world as the way to true happiness in this life.

A timely book that carries an appeal to any single person choosing to live their faith. Whether you are 18 years old or find yourself single at 50 years old, you will find valuable information on maintaining your virtue and respect in a day and age when these quality traits are frowned upon. Highly recommended. An indispensable resource for today's singleton.”

Aline is the customer service manager at Aquinas and More and has been with the company for 6 1/2 years. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and has lived in Colorado for 15 years. Aline is an avid reader of spiritual books and has great zeal for her faith.




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