Succinct and thoughtful, this collection of 100 classics of past and present Catholic literature covers topics ranging from biography, spirituality, theology, and poetry to history, mystical writings, and fiction. Each of the chronologically arranged entries introduces one book in its historical context, provides information about the author, and gives a clear and focused summary of its content. Whether readers are looking for an overview of Catholic thought and writing across the centuries or want to begin discovering these classics for themselves, this book offers an illuminating gateway to some of the great achievements of the human heart and mind.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: Bluebridge Books Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1933346086 ISBN-13: 9781933346083 Availability: In Stock
Succinct and thoughtful, this collection of 100 classics of past and present Catholic literature covers topics2ranging from biography, spirituality, theology, and poetry to history, mystical writings, and fiction.
Don Brophy was for many years acquiring editor and managing editor for the Catholic book publisher Paulist Press. He is the author of The Story of Catholics in America and the popular Word and Worship calendars. He lives in New York City.
"The succinct considerations address the historical or contemporary context of the work, explain the significance of the author, and contain a brief synopsis of the actual title." —Library Journal
"For Catholics who have forgotten, or never discovered, treasured books of their own tradition, Don Brophy deserves applause for his brief but knowing introductions to a hundred of them." —Kenneth L. Woodward, author, Making Saints
"This is the work of a man who loves both books and the Catholic tradition. Don Brophy speaks to head and heart in this gentle guide to Catholic books, with choices both classic and surprising." —Jane Redmont, author, When in Doubt, Sing
"This is the most congenial history of Catholic thought one could ever hope to find. On every page, I found some new connection to be made or an intriguing insight to be savored." —Phyllis Tickle, author, The Divine Hours