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

We continue our weekly “Behind the Counter”  staff reviews series with a few more picks selected by our Product Manager, Jeremy Oliver.

Rod Bennett

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Jeremy Oliver, 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.”

Be A Man
Fr. Larry Richards

“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.”

The Lily Trilogy
Sherry Boas

“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.

After reading the first two books you won't be able to wait to dive into the final novel of the trilogy, Life Entwined with Lily's. In this last book we pick up the story with Lily's niece Beth, who is struggling with a dark secret from her past. You will be taken through some twists, turns, and surprises to reach the fulfilling conclusion to this trilogy.”

Jeremy Oliver started with Aquinas and More in October 2010 in the shipping department. He took over as Product Manager in February 2011.


  1. would the Lily Trilogy books be good reading for teens 14-18?

    • I would definitely recommend the Lily Trilogy to readers of that age range, though I think they might find it easier to relate to the third book since the central character in it is the youngest out of the three books.

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