Saturday, July 30, 2016

Best of the Bunch: July 2016

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in July.

I am writing this early because I'm headed out of the country where I will not have reliable Internet access, so I'm not sure how many more books I'll end up reading before the end of the month! With a little over a week left, I've read 14 books this month, and I had three 5-star reads:

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life by Henri Nouwen
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

These were all good for different reasons! The best of the bunch for me was...

I'd read a couple of Nouwen books before, but nothing that struck me as powerfully as this little volume, which was recommended by a friend. I expected a book about the Eucharist to be somewhat dry and theoretical. This, however, was straightforward, honest, relatable, and invigorating. Nouwen uses the story of the travelers on the road to Emmaus to walk through the parts of the Mass and how we are invited to participate at each stage. I already want to re-read this because I know I will gain additional insights, and I could use the reminders of some of his more challenging points. Definitely recommended for fellow Catholics and anyone who wants insights into what Catholics (can) get out of the Mass.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Thanks for supporting A Cocoon of Books!

No comments:

Post a Comment