In other posts we’ve offered ideas for Catholic books for children and teens; now here are some great ideas for Catholic books to give as gifts for adults!
For the aspiring saint:
Treasury of Women Saints: A Devotional Companion, by Ronda Chervin
If you want to be a saint, follow the saints who have come before! This book collects the histories of over 200 holy women, including life lessons and prayers for intercession. Discover the saintly lives of mothers, martyrs, prophets, and more.
Also try:The Franciscan Saints, by Robert Ellsberg
Sparkling accounts of 101 saints, blesseds, venerables, and more, all embodying the Franciscan spirit.
Saints at the Dinner Table, by Amy Heyd
More than just a cookbook! Heyd looks to the saints as her inspiration for planning a delicious dinner, complete with prayers, conversation prompts, and reflections to consider while the food cooks. Each chapter includes facts and stories about the saint that inspired the meal.
Also try: Table of Plenty: Good Food for Body and Spirit, by Susan Muto
Perfectly paired with soul-nourishing stories and reflections, the recipes in this book describe not just how to prepare food, but how to do so with grace and mindfulness.
Eight Whopping Lies and Other Stories of Bruised Grace, by Brian Doyle
We mentioned this book in our guide for teens, but this collection of essays will also delight adults of any faith. Doyle writes with a meandering, lyrical style about love, family, and the profundity of life’s little moments, with a perspective informed (but never overwhelmed) by his Catholic faith.
Also try:Wendell Berry and the Given Life, by Ragan Sutterfield
All Christians and all fans of Wendell Berry will enjoy Sutterfield’s poetic exploration of the Christian themes in the work of the prolific writer and activist.
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