|People of God is a brand-new series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.
Dark Night, Active Love
Jon M. Sweeney
Most people living in the last quarter of the twentieth century knew Mother Teresa by name and appearance. They could also identify her as the saint of the gutters of Calcutta. Two years after her dea ...
Take Me Where You Want Me to Go
2023 Catholic Media Association Honorable Mention, Biography The world came to know the Franciscan priest Mychal Judge through the bravery and self-sacrifice he displayed during the World Trade Center ...
Megan Rice, Gregory Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli
In July 2012, a Holy Child sister and two Catholic Workers committed the largest breach in US nuclear security history. They entered an enriched uranium facility armed with candles, bread, Bibles, and ...
Music for the Soul
Winner of the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Book Award in Pop Music 2022 Catholic Media Association honorable mention in biography 2022 Association of Catholic Publishers second place a ...
Medicine Man, Catechist, Saint
Jon M. Sweeney
Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk (1863—1950) is popularly celebrated for his fascinating spiritual life. How could one man, one deeply spiritual man, serve as both a traditional Oglala Lakota medicin ...
Edward P. Hahnenberg
2021 Association of Catholic Publishers third place award in biography When asked what he wanted written on his tombstone, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh responded with one word: Priest. This giant of a man-a ...
In the Company of Jesus
Jon M. Sweeney
2021 Catholic Media Association Award first place award in best new religious book series 2021 Catholic Media Association Award third place award in biography Fr. James Martin, SJ, is one of the mos ...
Faithful and Free
Maurice J. Nutt, CSsR
2020 Catholic Press Association second place award, best new religious book seriesWith every passing year since her death in 1990, more people are recognizing Sister Thea Bowman as one of the most ins ...
Sewing Hope in Uganda
María Ruiz Scaperlanda
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's 62 years of life provide a powerful testament to God's presence, love, and hope amidst unimaginable violence. Throughout these many years, her native Uganda and southern Sud ...
Servant to the Poor
Jennie Weiss Block
Bill Gates has called Paul Farmer one of the most amazing people he has ever met. CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that "if pure altruism exists in humans, it probably looks a lot like ...
The Church Is the True Liberator
Father Augustus Tolton was the first identified black American ordained to the priesthood in the United States. He was born into slavery and escaped to freedom with his mother and siblings under harro ...
Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered ...
A Table for All
In Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, veteran journalist Rhina Guidos explores the inspiring life and ministry of the Salvadoran priest whose killing changed the church in El Salvador and the life of hi ...
Martyr of the Suffering Church
John L. Allen Jr.
When Shahbaz Bhatti, the lone Christian in Pakistan's cabinet and a determined campaigner for the rights of Christians and members of other faiths was killed, his Taliban-affiliated assassins probab ...
Death Row's Nun
No person has worked more effectively toward the abolition of the death penalty in the United States than Helen Prejean, CSJ. Her best-selling book Dead Man Walking, and the hit Hollywood film adaptat ...
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