Prayer books for Advent, Christmas, Year of Mercy

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Here is a list of new books suitable for reading during Advent, the Christmas season and the Year of Mercy:

Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Pope Francis” by John Cleary, Liguori Publications (Liguori, Missouri, 2015). 136 pp., $11.99.

Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas,” edited by Michael Leach, James Keane and Doris Goodnough. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2015). 269 pp., $16.

Six Ways to Pray From Six Great Saints” by Gloria Hutchinson. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2015). 144 pp., $14.99.

His Mercy Endures Forever: Encountering God’s Mercy in the Mass” by Stephen S. Wilbricht, CSC. Available in English or Spanish. Liturgy Training Publications (Chicago, 2015). 30 pp., $1.59.

Sacred Reading for Advent and Christmas 2015-2016” by Apostleship of Prayer. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2015). 75 pp., $1.25.

Advent Christmas Grace: Daily Gospel Reflections” by the Daughters of St. Paul. Pauline Books & Media (Boston, 2015). 137 pp., $8.95.

God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas,” edited by Greg Pennoyer & Gregory Wolfe. Paraclete Press (Orleans, Massachusetts, 2015). 180 pp., $18.99.

Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World” by Mary Healy. Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Indiana, 2015). 207 pp., $15.95.

How the Light Gets In and Other Headlong Epiphanies” by Brian Doyle. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2015). 130 pp., $16.

Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage” by Teresa Tomeo (Pastore) and Dominick Pastore. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2015). 139 pp., $13.95.

The Advent of God’s Word: Listening for the Power of the Divine Whisper — A Daily Retreat & Devotional” by Rev. Dr. Brenda K. Buckwell, Obl. OSB. SkyLight Paths (Woodstock, Vermont, 2015). 208 pp., $16.99.

Hope and a Whole Lotta Prayer: Daily Devotions for Parents of Teenagers” by Barbara Canale. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Missouri, 2015). 384 pp., $19.99.

Word by Word: Slowing Down With the Hail Mary,” edited by Sarah A. Reinhard. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2015). 160 pp., $14.95.

Advent with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections and Prayers,” edited by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP. Pauline Books & Media (Boston, 2015). 85 pp., $7.95.

The St. Teresa of Avila Prayer Book” by Vinita Hampton Wright. Paraclete Press (Orleans, Massachusetts, 2015). 160 pp., $16.99.

Remembering God’s Mercy: Redeem the Past and Free Yourself from Painful Memories” by Dawn Eden. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 160 pp., $14.95.

Pope Francis and the Joy of Family Life: Daily Reflections,” edited by Kevin Cotter. Our Sunday Visitor (Huntington, Indiana, 2015). 381 pp., $16.95.

Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina” by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 160 pp., $14.95.

Love Your Neighbor: Praying Your Way to a Better Life” by Eddie Ensley. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2015). 160 pp., $14.99.

Sacred Reading: The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer” by Apostleship of Prayer. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2015). 416 pp., $15.95.

Praying the Rosary: A Journey Through Scripture and Art” by Denis McBride. Liguori Publications (Liguori, Missouri, 2015). 136 pp., $19.99.

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Catholic News Service.

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