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This month’s book recommendations by Sr Joanna at Pauline Books & Media.


Christians: The Urgent Case for Jesus in Our World
by Greg Sheridan

Greg Sheridan has written an impassioned, informed and compelling case for the truth and importance of Christianity in our lives.  He presents a strong argument for the historical reliability of the New Testament, meets the living Jesus there, explores the extraordinary personality of Paul, celebrates Mary’s activism and examines the magnificent richness of John.

Sheridan also introduces us to a range of fascinating Christians today, among them political leaders, and young activists offering the radical Christian interpretation of love to their generation.

At a time when the chasm of understanding between secularism and faith has never seemed wider, Christians is timely, relevant and convincing.

Available online from Pauline Books & Media


I’m a Saint in the Making
by Lisa Hendey
Illustrated by Katie Broussard

God has a special mission for each of us!  With engaging prose and delightful illustrations, I’m a Saint in the Making reminds children of their unique call from God to live with mission and love.

The book recounts the highlights of stories of both well-known and newer saints (including John Paul II, Mary MacKillop, Augustus Tolton, Teresa of Calcutta, Juan Diego and Chiara Badano).  Readers learn that there is no one single way to live a life of sanctity.

I’m a Saint in the Making offers simple but impactful suggestions for ways children can offer acts of prayer, service, and love.  Resources for parents, teachers, and caregivers at the end of the book provide support for adults as they seek to encourage and support their “young saints in the making”.

Available online from Pauline Books & Media


By Sr Joanna Coleiro fsp

Sr Joanna Coleiro, fsp, is a Daughter of St Paul with a long-time interest in the spiritual growth, faith development and religious experience of both adults and children.



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