Books We’re Reading Over This Summer

Jesus of Nazareth

Jeremy Canna
Third-Year Seminarian
Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington
“Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week” by Pope Benedict XVI
“Back to Virtue” by Peter Kreeft
“Beyond a House Divided” by Carl Anderson
“A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” by Edward Sri

Larry Celona
Reporter, New York Post
“Tabloid City” by Pete Hamill
“Bums” by Peter Golenbock

Msgr. Raymond F. Chappetto
Pastor, Our Lady of the Snows
Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life
“Rediscovering Catholicism” by Matthew Kelly
“Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week” by Pope Benedict XVI
“A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” by Edward Sri

Father John Cush
Spiritual Director and Teacher, Cathedral Prep Seminary, Elmhurst
“The Service of Glory” by Aidan Nichols, O.P.
“Mansfield Park” by Jane Austen
“Through Faith and Fire: The Monks of Spencer 1825-1958” by Gabriel Bertoniere
“Faith Maps: Ten Religious Explorers from Newman to Joseph Ratzinger” by Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J.
“House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies” by Henry Jacoby

Donna Czak
Middle Village
“The Seven Storey Mountain” by Thomas Merton
“Jesus of Nazareth” by Pope Benedict XVI

Father Ron D’Antonio
Parochial Vicar, St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst
“The Joyful Beggar” by Louis de Wohl
“Jesus of Nazareth” by Pope Benedict XVI
“The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet
“John Adams” by David McCullough
“World Without End” by Ken Follet
“The Egyptian” by Mika Waltari
Father James Devlin
Pastor, Good Shepherd Church, Marine Park
“Stan Musial: An American Life” by George Vecsey
“The Eichmann Trial” by Deborah Lipstadt
“1861: The Civil War Awakening” by Adam Goodheart

Bill Donohue
President, The Catholic League
“The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood” by Jane Leavy

Bob Estepa
St. Brendan Church, Midwood
“Charisma” by Charles Lindholm
“Jack: A Life Like No Other” by Geoffrey Perret
“Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit” by Betsy Harvey Kraft
“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
“Reporting Vietnam, Part 1: American Journalism, 1959-1969” by The Library of America
“Finance” by Ronald W. Melicher
“Speak Like a Pro: In Business and Public Speaking” by Margaret McAuliffe Bedrosian

Msgr. Steven A. Ferrari, V.E.
Episcopal Vicar of Brooklyn
“Journey Into Summer”  by Edwin Way Teale
“The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht
“One Hundred Names For Love” by Diane Ackerman
“The Island at the Center of the World” by Russell Shorto
“Diary” by Dr. Richard Selzer

Dr. Steven Garner, MD
Tablet columnist
“Unbroken: A World  War II  Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption”  by Laura Hillenbrand
“Tabloid City” by Pete Hamill
“Brooklyn Was Mine” by Chris Knutsen
“What Every Body Is Saying” by Joe Navarro

Sister Jean Flannelly, S.C.
“Jesus Today: a Spirituality of Radical Freedom” by Albert Nolan
“Receiving the Council: Theological and Canonical Insights and Debates” by Ladislas Orsy, S.J.
“A History of the Popes”  by John W. O’Malley, S.J.
“Why Stay Catholic? Unexpected Answers to a Life-Changing Question” by Michael Leach
“Quest for the Living God,” by Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
“Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander” by Thomas Merton
(And a novel by James Patterson, Michael Baldacci, or DeMille)

Msgr. Kieran Harrington
Vicar for Communications
“Where There Is Love, There Is God” by Mother Teresa
“Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust” by Immaculée Ilibagiza
“Led By Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide” by Immaculée Ilibagiza

JoAnn M. Longobardi
Research & Technology Assistant
Alive in Hope Foundation
“Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches with New Commentary by the Author” by William F. Buckley, Jr.
“Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist” by William F. Buckley, Jr.
“Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery” by William F. Buckley, Jr.

Annetherese McCorkell
“True Love Grows in Brooklyn,” by Frances Ruocco

Patrick McNamara
Author, Church Historian, and Blogger
“Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barrett Travis” by William C. Davis
“The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCullough
“Prayer” by Joyce Rupp
“Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness” by Christine Valters Paintner and Lucy Wynkoop, O.S.B.
“Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand: Living Fully in Friendship With God” by William A. Barry, S.J.

Alice Mikolyzk
Former Tablet Reporter Now Studying at Oxford University
“The Crimson Petal and the White” by Michel Faber
“The Eyre Affair” by Jasper Fforde
“Nightshift NYC” by Russell Leigh Sharman and Cheryl Harris Sharman, with photographs by Corey Hayes
“Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage” by Stephanie Coontz

Paul Moses
Professor of Journalism, Brooklyn College
“American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” by Robert Putnam and David E. Campbell
“Day of Honey” by Annia Ciezadlo
“The Ascent of Mount Carmel” by St. John of the Cross
“Kapitoil” by Teddy Wayne
“The Justice Garden” by Philip Anastasia, Jr.
“Joe Petrosino” by Arrigo Petacco

Dennis Poust
Communications Director, N.Y.S. Catholic Conference
“The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara
“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan
“Jesus: An Historical Approximation” by  Jose Antonio Pagola
“Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History”  by Charles E. Curran
“Nothing to Fear:  FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America” by Adam Cohen
Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger
Pastor, St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood
“Sense of the Faithful” by Jerome P. Baggett
“Open Wide the Door to Christ” by S.C. Biela
“The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith” by Timothy Keller
“The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything,” by Father James Martin, S.J.
“The Crucifixion of Jesus: a Forensic Inquiry” by Frederick T. Zugibe

Frank B. Stabile
Immaculate Conception Monastery Church, Jamaica
“The Greater Good, How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism,” by Claire Gaudiani, Ph.D.
“Glorious Holy Spirit,” by Father Cedric Pisegna, C.P.
“The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind,” by Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D.

Fran Watins
Tablet Reader
“Cutting for Stone,” by Abraham Verghese
“Mudbound,”  by Hillary Jordan
“True Love Grows in Brooklyn,” by Frances Ruocco

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