Now Reading- Updated 7/20/14

Now Reading:

The Bible

The Great Battle Has Begun  by Dr. Kelly Bowring

A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable Hrkach

A Month in the School of the Sacred Heart  St. Henry de Osso



Recently Read:

Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable

The Third Millennium, The Triumph of Our Lady by Rev. Richard Carroll

The book of KingsBible

A manuscript from a friend:)

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence by Father Jean Baptiste Saint Jure, S.J.  Saint Claude De La Colombiere, S.J.

Theology of the Body for Middle Schoolers

Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo

Living With Less So Your Family Had More by Jill and Mark Savage

My Spirit Rejoices by Elisabeth Leseur  (*inspiring on the power of prayer, sacrifice and  personal example in conversion of those around us – especially loved ones)

The Hidden Power of Kindness by Lawrence G. Lovasik

Words of Love  Revelations of Our Lord to three Victim Souls in the 20th Century compiled byFather Bartholomew Gottemoller

The Power of the Sacraments by Sr. Briege McKenna

Unplanned by Abby Johnson       (*can’t put it down – about a Planned Parenthood director’s conversion and her move to the “other side of the fence – ” the Coalition for Life)

In Name Only by Ellen Hrkach (awesome, faith-filled, romantic, historical fiction –  see my review posted 4/30/11)

The Life of Faustina Kowalska by Sister Sophia Michalenko

Miracles Do Happen by Sister Briege McKenna with Henry Libersat  (*very good – I love to read about miracles that take place in these times!)

Words from Heaven Messages of Our Lady from Medjugorje by St. James Publishing  (Mother Mary’s own words – need I say more?!)

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (Jesus’ words to St. Faustina on His Divine Mercy)

Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza (*life changing - on surviving tragedy &  the power of  forgiveness)

Led by Faith by Immaculee Ilibagiza  (sequel to Left to Tell – also moving)

4 Responses to Now Reading- Updated 7/20/14

  1. Liz Cenacle says:

    Thanks for sharing these titles. It urges me to get my next book for summer reading before I finish the one I have: The Corner of Sweet and Bitter by Jamie Ford -a moving Asian Romeo and Juliet love story.
    You’d enjoy: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
    Liz Cenacle

  2. littlesoul2 says:

    Dana, what did you think of Heaven is for Real? I was disappointed…after all the hype. I know most people loved it, but I thought it really would have been better as a story for a Christian magazine. I felt it dragged on and on….
    But that’s just me : ) Would love to hear your take on it.

    • danardoyle says:

      I will be honest – since a student of mine loaned it to me, I felt pressed to return it quickly. As you may have read in my July posts, my students have lost two of their classmates – one in a horrible accident and one to cancer. I read the last half of the book first – the part about the revelations of heaven. I was really curious to see if the little boy’s account ( being Christian – as opposed to Catholic Christian) would match the accounts I’ve read of other people who have had death experiences. Then I went back to read from the start – but never finished. I kind of lost interest, as you did. I felt the same way about the book “90 minutes in Heaven.” Have you read that one? As far as accounts of heaven, hell and purgatory (notably missing in these two books), I enjoy the testimony of Sondra Abrahams. Her story can be found at or on a series of youtube videos.

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