Recommended Reading

HNP Communications Features

NEW YORK — HNP Today occasionally provides suggestions of publications that may be of interest to readers of this newsletter and their friends and colleagues. 

The Communications Office welcomes e-mails from readers who would like to suggest a book or periodical and asks that a short description of the material be provided. Themes of recommendations are Franciscan theology and history as well as topics affiliated with Holy Name Province committees and directorates: evangelization, justice and peace, African-American and Hispanic ministries, communications, wellness and fraternal life.

readingBelow are brief book descriptions provided by various sources: 

Angels of God: The Bible, the Church and the Heavenly Hosts by Mike Aquilina (Cincinnati: Servant Books, 2009) is featured in the Aug. 13 issue ofThe Beacon newspaper of the Diocese of Paterson, N.J. The review, byCatholic News Service, said, “In an engaging, succinct style, Aquilina presents a synthesis of angels’ spiritual ecology, drawing mainly from respected scriptural accounts as well as the Church’s teachings and occasionally, individuals’ case studies.”

Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right by E.J. Dionne, Jr. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2008) is recommended by Fr. Larry Janezik, OFM, of the Franciscan Action Network. It is “a bit left leaning but not a bad read,” he said. 

Will I See My Dog in Heaven? by Fr. Jack Wintz, OFM (Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2009) was featured by St. Francis of Assisi Parish, New York City, in its Aug. 23 bulletin, announcing a Sept. 25 book signing at St. Francis Bookstore. Fr. Jack, of St. John the Baptist Province, is an editor of St. Anthony Messenger and a contributing writer since 1972. He is also the author of the e-newsletter Friar Jack’s E-spirations. His love of animals, especially dogs, is shown in his new book.