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Book_Club_LogoThe 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 Early 2014:

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Edward Sri

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Edward Sri is our recommended book for early 2014. This book offers unique insight into the Mass, exploring the biblical roots of the words and gestures used at each Liturgy that we know by heart—but may not know what they mean.

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass can be purchased online, and a Rediscover: Catholic Book Club discussion guide will be posted by March 1, 2014.

Recommended Book for Fall 2013:

Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft

Our recommended book for the Rediscover: Catholic Book Club for fall 2013 is Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft. 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.

Prayer for Beginners can be purchased online or at local Catholic book stores. A book discussion guide for Prayer for Beginners can be found under Related Resources below.

Previous supported books in the Rediscover: Catholic Book Club have included Time for God by Father Jacques Philippe and Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. Learn more about these books and download discussion guides below.

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Featured Books

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A Biblical Walk through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy

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.

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Prayer for Beginners

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.

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Time for God

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.

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Rediscover Catholicism

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.