Father Caster’s book is the perfect entree into the holy season of Advent . . .
The Little Way of Advent Servant Books, 2012 145 pages, $12.99 paperback
Subtitled Meditations in the Spirit of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Fr. Caster’s book follows the Advent and Christmas season daily Mass readings. He provides an inspirational reflection for each day and a quote from St. Thérèse that helps to shed light on the reflection.
Because the book is not dated, it can be used in any year. The author provides a reflection for each Sunday in the A, B, and C cycle, one for each weekday in Advent — and one for each day of the Christmas season. Fr. Caster connects the innocent child and the crucified Savior, thus providing for a rich Advent experience.
Veteran evangelist Patrick Madrid shares his insights and experiences as an evangelist . . .
Envoy for Christ Servant Books, 2012 392 pages, $19.99 paperback
Over the past 25 years, author and apologist Patrick Madrid has explained and defended the Catholic faith worldwide. Envoy for Christ is a fascinating look inside Catholic apologetics from his vantage point on the frontlines. A fixture on Catholic radio apologetics programs, Madrid covers a variety of topics from comparative religions to all things Catholic — and he includes insights into how his own thinking has matured over the years.
He points out that learning about our own faith and that of our detractors is basic to fulfilling our call to evangelize. Full of his “man on the street” observations, this book is a legacy of his far-reaching public ministry.
Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow delivers honest, straightforward advice for women . . .
Wrapped Up Servant Books, 2012 144 pages, $15.95 paperback
Broadcaster Teresa Tomeo, a member of Legatus’ Detroit Northeast Chapter, delivers a superb book subtitled God’s Ten Gifts for Women. Writing with Dickow, she offers a healthy alternative to the false messages in our culture. Chapters focus on various gifts women are meant to discover, ultimately leading to fulfillment.
Dickow draws from her knowledge of Old Testament women to unveil life lessons, and Tomeo uses her media expertise to reveal how to counter the cultural messages that inundate women today.