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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, Nov 29, 2022

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and

Maria Powell of the St. Paul Center sent the following information about the string of excellent books they have published recently at the rate of about one per week. These make excellent reading during the Advent and Christmas seasons, depending on each person’s situation and needs. So I received permission simply to reproduce Maria’s list in this space. (Note: I have already reviewed the first one, by Scott Hahn, on See: Holiness.)

By Dr. Scott Hahn, Holy is His Name; The Transforming Power of God’s Holiness in Scripture:

Catholics are taught to prize holiness—to admire it in others and to strive for it in their own lives. But we’re never quite told what holiness is. In Holy Is His Name: The Transforming Power of God’s Holiness in Scripture, Scott Hahn seeks to define the term in order to help us better understand our relationship with holiness. Tracing the meaning of holiness first through the Old Testament and then the New, Hahn masterfully reveals how God gradually transmits his holiness to his people—through creation, right worship, and more—and ultimately transforms them through the sharing of his divine life.

By Dr. John Bergsma, Word of the Lord; Reflections on the Sunday Mass Readings for Year A:
The Catholic Lectionary guides us through the liturgical year, presenting Old and New Testament readings that together reveal God’s unfolding plan for our salvation. In The Word of the Lord: Reflections on the Sunday Mass Readings for Year A, biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma provides commentary on each Sunday’s unique presentation of readings. Whether you are a homilist seeking insight into the meaning of difficult scriptural passages or a pew Catholic desiring a deepened understanding of the readings you hear at Mass,The Word of the Lordserves as an invaluable guide. …