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Here Are More Books We Are Reading This Summer

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This is the second and final installment of the results of The Tablet’s annual poll about what books people are reading this summer:

“The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise,” by Robert Cardinal Sarah

“Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas,” by Peter Kreeft

“Introduction to the Devout Life,” by St. Francis de Sales

“The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry,” by John Feinstein

“For Whom the Bell Tolls,” by Ernest Hemingway

“The Underground Railroad: A Novel,” by Colson Whitehead

“Speaking the Speech: An Actor’s Guide to Shakespeare,” by Giles Block

JOE CANZONERI
St. Helen, Howard Beach

 

 

“Champions of the Rosary,” by Donald H. Calloway, MIC

“Praying with Women of the Bible,” by Elena Bosetti

“The Faith of Condelezza Rice,” by Leslie Montgomery

“52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables,” by Bob Welch

“La Vaca,” by Dr. Camilo Cruz

THE CASTILLO FAMILY
Our Lady of Lourdes, Bushwick

 

“Sarah’s Key,” by Tatiana de Rosnay

“The Grantchester Mysteries 6: Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love,” by James Runcie

“Lilies of the Field,” by William Barrett

“Black Narcissus,” by Rumer Godden

JESUS JAYWARD CHAN
St. Bartholomew’s Parish, Elmhurst

 

“Silence,” by Shuasku Endo

“Shattered,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

“A Father Who Keeps His Promises,” by Scott Hahn

“When London Walked in Terror,” by Tom A. Cullen

FATHER RON D’ANTONIO
St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst

 

“What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life,” by Thomas H. Groome

“Tomorrow’s Catholic: Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium,” by Michael Morwood, MSC

“Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints,” by Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.

“True Faith and Allegiance (A Jack Ryan Novel),” by Mark Greaney

SISTER ELIZABETH GRAHAM, C.S.J.
Christ the King H.S., Middle Village

 

“Benedict XVI Last Testament, In His Own Words,” with Peter Seewald

“Miracles,” by C. S. Lewis

“The Sleeping Witness” (a Father Gabriel Mystery), by Fiorella DeMaria

KATHERINE LAWRENCE

 

“Make Your Bed, Little Things That Can Change Your Life….And Maybe The World,” by Admiral William H. McRave

“A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century,” by Paul Kengor

“The American Spirit,” David McCullough

“Shattered, Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

FATHER JIM CUNNINGHAM
St. Francis DeSales, Belle Harbor

 

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam,” by Mark Bowden

“The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems, Letters, Journals, and Spiritual Writing,” edited by Margaret R. Ellsberg

“Morte D’Urban,” by J.F. Powers

“Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe,” by Robert Matzen

“The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” by Isabel Wilkerson

“The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero,” by Timothy Egan

“Bernadette Speaks: A Life of Saint Bernadette Soubirous in Her Own Words,” by Rene Laurentin

“Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis,” by Rene Laurentin

“Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution,” by Nathaniel Philbrick

“Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces,” by Miles J. Unger

PATRICK MCNAMARA
Author, New York Catholics 

 

“The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming of Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance,” by Ben Sasse

“42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story,” by Ed Henry

“Realizing the Distinctive University,” by Mark William Roche

“A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century,” by Paul Kengor

MICHAEL RIZZO
Assistant Professor, Journalism Program, St. John’s University

 

“Belles of Brooklyn,” by Cathy Gigante-Brown

“The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska,” by St. Maria Faustina

“Mary of Nazareth,” by Michael Hesemann

Anna Marie Mistretta Paunetto

“An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians,” by Paul Moses

TERRANCE J. NOLAN
General Counsel and Secretary, New York University

 

“Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians,” Ch. 1-3

“The Gospel of John,” Ch. 14-17

“The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle

“The Jefferson Bible (The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth)”

“Poetic Flotsam,” by Magdalen Radovich

“Mario Cuomo: A Biography,” by Robert McElvaine

“The Path of Centering Prayer,” by David Frenette

“A Place Apart: Monastic Prayer and Practice For Everyone,” by Father Basil Pennington

CAROL AND DAVID POWELL
Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills

 

“Sacred Geometry, Deciphering the Code,” by Stephen Skinner

“The Way of Beauty: Liturgy, Education, and Inspiration for Family, School, and College,” by David Clayton

ANNAMARIE PRONO

 

 

 

“Silence,” by Shūsaku Endō

“The Hobbit,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Witness to Love,” by Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret

CHRISTIAN RADA
Diocesan Coordinator of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life

 

 

“Reading Jesus,” by Mary Gordon

“The Case for Christ,” by Lee Strobel

“Jesus: an Interview Through Time,” by Andrew Hodges

“The Shack,” by William Paul Young

“Richard Nixon,” by John A. Farrell

“Washington,” by Ron Chernow

“Alexander Hamilton,” by Ron Chernow

FATHER ANTHONY RASO
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dyker Heights

 

“Dorothy Day and The Catholic Worker: The Miracle of Our Continuance,” edited by Kate Hennessy

“To The Ends of the Earth:  The Missionary Travels of Frances Xavier Cabrini,” translated by Philippa Provenzano

“The Mission: A Film Journal,”  by Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

“Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom,” by Thomas E. Ricks

“The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,”  by David McCullough

FATHER RAY RODEN
Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona

 

“The True Jesus,” by David Limbaugh

“42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story,” by Ed Henry

“Dinner with DiMaggio,” by Rock Positano and John Positano

RON RICE
St. Anselm’s, Bay Ridge

 

“Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character,” by Marty Appel

“Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly

TONY ROSSI
Director of Communications, The Christophers

 

“City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York,” by Tyler Anbinder

“A Political History of the Bible in America,” by Paul D. Hanson

“Island People: The Caribbean and the World,” by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” by Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari

FATHER JEAN-PIERRE RUIZ
Professor, St. John’s University

 

“Me Before You,” by JoJo Moyes

Karen Signoracci Suero, Academy Board Mentor

“The Guest Cat,” by Takashi Hiraide

“The Zookeeper’s Wife,” by Diane Ackerman

“Lilac Girls,” by Martha Hall Kelly

“Upstream,” by Mary Oliver

VERONICA SZCZYGIEL
English Teacher, Marymount School of New York

 

“The Priest Barracks – Dachau, 1938-1945,” by Guillaume Zeller

“The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run: Father Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma,” by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda

“When Breath Becomes Air,” by Paul Kalanithi

“Sons of Saint Patrick: A History of the Archbishops of New York from Dagger John to Timmytown,” by George J. Marlin and Brad Miner

FATHER THOMAS V. DOYLE
Pastor, Good Shepherd, Marine Park

 

“Building a Bridge,” by Father James Martin, S.J.

“The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Solders Fought Together in WWII,” by Stephen Harding

“42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story,” by Ed Henry

“The Operator – Firing the Shot That Killed Bin Laden and My Life as a Navy Seal,” by Ed O’Neill
ANTHONY TROIANA
Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens

 

“Letter and Spirit,” by Scott Hahn

“Spirit of the Liturgy,” by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

“Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World,” by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

“True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary,” by Saint Louis de Montfort

“Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford,” by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin

FATHER CARLOS C. VELÁSQUEZ
St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park

 

“The Roman Catholic Church: An Illustrated History,” by Edward Norman

“American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton,” by Joan Barthel

“What Does it All Mean?: A Guide to Being More Faithful, Hopeful and Loving,” by Richard Leonard, SJ

“Power and Poverty in the Church: The Renewal and Understanding of Service,” by Yves Congar, O.P.

MARIE WERKMANN
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Ridgewood

 

“Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government,” by Sen. Mike Lee

“The Heroic Priesthood of Father William B. Farrell 1867-1930:  Fighting Anti-Catholicism, Government Corruption and Waterfront Gangsters in New York,” by Father Brian Jordan, OFM

“Curious Minds,” by Janet Evanovich

“NYPD Red 2,” by James Patterson

“House of Nails: A Memoir of Life on the Edge,” by Lenny Dykstra

ED WILKINSON
Editor, The Tablet

 

“The Force,” by Don Winslow

“The Racketeer,” by John Grisham

“The Christmas Kid and Other Brooklyn Stories,” by Pete Hamill

JOHN WOODS
Editor-in-Chief, Catholic New York

 

“Doing the Truth in Love: Conversations About God, Relationships and Service,” by Father Michael J. Himes

“Poetry as Prayer: Jessica Powers,” by Bishop Robert F. Morneau

“White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America,” by Nancy Isenberg

DON ZIRKEL
Former Editor of The Tablet

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