“The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions”

“The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions” by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. Servant Books (July 2013) 131 pp. $14.99. September 13, 2013, issue  Author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle wore a Miraculous Medal throughout her childhood, as did her siblings. Her mother, grandmother and godmother all wore their medals faithfully. As an adult, O’Boyle and her family received…

Vatican II

Stories contribute to ongoing process of assessment “Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories,” 
edited by William Madges and Michael J. Daley. Orbis Books 
(Maryknoll, N.Y., 2012). 272 pp. $28. August 16, 2013, edition Reviewed by David Gibson Catholic News Service “There is for us Catholics no way not to be affected” by the Second Vatican Council…

Author of ‘The Kite Runner’ writes another bestseller

“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead Books (May 2013). 416 pp. $28.95 July 19, 2013, edition By Ann Jonas Author Khaled Hosseini, author of the best-selling “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” has written another stellar novel. Hosseini’s previous novels are set mainly in Afghanistan; his new book “And the Mountains…

How baseball and God go together

“Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game” by John Sexton with Thomas Oliphant and Peter J. Schwartz. Gotham Books (March 2013). 256 pp. $27.50. June 7, 2013, edition By Ann Jonas Spring is here which means the baseball season has begun.  A new book by New York University President John Sexton, titled…