The Rediscover: Catholic Book Club is an opportunity to share and grow in your faith journey, as well as enjoy fellowship with others in your parish. Nearly 500 book clubs have formed in parishes throughout the Archdiocese since December 2012. Join a Rediscover: Catholic Book Club at your parish today!
If your parish doesn’t have a Rediscover: Catholic Book Club yet, talk to your pastor and let him know you’d like to start one. With your help, your parish can offer this great opportunity for faith and prayer enrichment.
Recommended Book for Fall 2014:
In Praise God and Thank Him, author Jeff Cavins first focuses on what biblical praise is and how you can expand your praise vocabulary in order to face any difficulty life brings. In the second part of the book, he discusses thanksgiving, the attitude of gratitude that is the natural expression of praise.
Previous supported books in the Rediscover: Catholic Book Club have included A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Dr. Edward Sri, Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft, Time for God by Father Jacques Philippe and Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. Learn more about these books and download discussion guides below.
In A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri takes us on a unique tour of the Liturgy. Based on the revised translation of the Mass, this book explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the Liturgy and explains their profound significance. This intriguing look at the Mass is sure to renew your faith and deepen your devotion to the Eucharist.
Prayer is an essential part of our relationship with God. But many of us—author Peter Kreeft included—feel as though we are beginners in prayer: perhaps not very good at praying, but having a desire to become better at it. In Prayer for Beginners, Kreeft examines the necessity of prayer, as well as offering simple yet profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life, based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers.
Author Father Jacques Philippe mainly concentrates on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing God in solitude and silence for a time in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. Practicing this kind of prayer regularly is considered by all spiritual masters to be an indispensable path that gives access to genuine Christian life—a path to knowing and loving God that empowers us to respond to his call to holiness addressed to each individual. Father Philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to illuminate the fundamental principles of mental prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. With simplicity and clarity he explains the foundational principles for a healthy prayer life and gives advice for overcoming the various obstacles that arise when one sets off on the path of interior prayer.
Over the past 20 years, Matthew Kelly has spoken to millions of people in over 50 countries around the world. He has visited over 4,000 parishes, with over 2,000 of them just in the United States. Now, in this unique and timely book, he proposes that Catholicism is not a lifeless set of rules and regulations, but a way of life designed by God to help each person reach his or her full potential. With remarkable insight, Kelly dispels dozens of myths that surround the rejection of Catholicism today. Rediscover Catholicism is quickly becoming the most read catholic book of our times. From the spellbinding opening story, Kelly grips his readers and takes them on a life-changing journey to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.