Books to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of the New Year is always a time of stocktaking and resolution-making. Out with the old, in with the new, we say. For Novalis in 2016, the “new” is full of promise.

It starts with our own contribution to the Jubilee of Mercy, with several exciting titles:

  • A special edition Living with Christ on the Jubilee of Mercy, just in time for Easter, featuring inspiring reflections on the corporal works of mercy and how we, too, can be part of what Pope Francis calls a “Church of Mercy;”
  • Psalms of Mercy by David Dayler, a small booklet of reflections on some of the best-known psalms focusing on the theme of mercy;
  • The Passion and the Cross, by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, a profound spiritual reflection for anyone who has struggled through life.
  • The Rosary with Pope Francis, offering his own spiritual reflections on one of the world’s most famous prayers.

On top of those special offerings, we also present to you new books from some of your favourite religious writers:

  • Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart, by well-known Canadian writer Michael Higgins, a biography on one of the world’s most beloved philosophers and founder of l’Arche international community;
  • Two Dogs and a Parrot, by Joan Chittister, who explores what pets can teach us about loving and living life to the fullest;
  • The Grateful Disciple, in which British writer David Wells uses humour and a sure understanding of life to draw lessons out of the Christian tradition.
  • Canada’s Catholics: Vitality and Hope in a New Era, the latest exploration of the beliefs and practices of Catholics by well-known sociologist of religion Reginald Bibby and Canadian pollster Angus Reid.
  • Sensing God, in which Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, one of the world’s best known practitioners of meditative prayer, offers some simple reflections we can use for our own Lenten practice.

There is so much more we are publishing this season, too much to mention in this space. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to keep you up to date on all our latest publications. In the meantime, enjoy the New Year, keep up those resolutions, and live in hope.

-Joseph Sinasac, Publishing Director

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