Essays, novels, biographies … Find the ranking of best-selling books from May 20 to 26 at La Procure’s bookstores. A selection of inspirational readings from a selection of books published over the past four months.
1THE LION OF ALEXANDRIA: THE AMAZING JOURNEY WHERE MARK INVENTED THE GOSPEL
Summary : by Jean-Philippe Fabre, Deer, March 2021. An account of the life of Iohanan, a young Levite from Jerusalem who became one of Christ’s disciples under the name of Mark, the lion-bearing evangelist and apostle of Alexandria. Find it in bookstores.
2THE SPIRITUAL LIFE CATECHISM
Summary : by Robert Sarah, Fayard, May 2022. To restore God’s place in our and the Church’s lives, Cardinal Robert Sarah suggests no other way than the gospel: The seven sacraments through which Christ moves us today form the structure of this spiritual journey to which the Cardinal invites us. , in a language of authenticity and missionary power. Faced with the tendency of contemporary societies to exclude God from their horizon, on the contrary, the cardinal recommends giving him his place back in the life of the church as well as in the existence of believers. Find him in bookstores.
3 9 DAYS WITH CHARLES DE FOUCAUL
Summary :Magnificat, April 2022. An original novena to follow the path traced by Saint Charles de Foucauld: to live in brotherhood, to worship the Lord, to grow with Jesus, to walk in the desert, to have faith in God, to live from the Eucharist, to love the heart of Jesus , to testify of the gentleness … simply to imitate Jesus. Find it in bookstores.
4RIDED BY A MIRACLE
Summary : by Emmanuel Tran, Artège, May 2022. Mayline, 3, falls into a coma after a house accident. The damage to her brain seems irreversible and condemns her to a vegetative state. Her parents beg God through Pauline-Marie Jaricot, a 19th-century Lyonnais charity figure, and refuse to have their daughter interrupted. Without a scientific or medical explanation, the child enters the recovery phase. Find it in bookstores.
5I CELEBRATE MY FIRST HUB: 5 BEAUTIFUL STORIES OF EVERY CENTURY
Summary : by Anne KurianEditions de l’Emmanuel, April 2022. When Guillaume returns home from school, he meets an old lady who offers him to discover the “secrets of the sacrament”. Thus begins an extraordinary adventure for the young boy through the ages, where he will meet many people and witness real miracles! Accompanied by his little dog Sethi, he will communicate with the first Christians in the Holy Land, attend a Mass with Irish Celts, visit medieval Germany and 17th century Italy … Throughout this amazing journey, Guillaume will have to pay attention to the signs around him to pierce the mystery of the Eucharist. Find it in bookstores.
6LETTER TO MOTHERS
Summary : Bénédicte Delelis, Mame, April 2022.” If all Christian literature is full of writings of nuns who have told how they found God in the monastery, even by picking up a needle, it is much less often told how to meet him while bringing children into the world, raising them and cherish them … That’s the challenge that Bénédicte Delelis takes up in this personal, moving and funny text. She suggests that mothers recognize what is deeply at stake in their motherhood, even in the most banal moments: an experience of God, a special school of faith, hope, and love. This letter will do good for all mothers. Everyone will be able to draw strength and light from it, discover a new meaning in their daily lives. Find it in bookstores.
7MOD IMPLOSION? : DISCUSSIONS ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CATHOLICISM
Summary :Jean-Louis Schlegel and Danièle Hervieu-Léger,Threshold, May 2022.Towards the implosion? is the excellent test this month of May. This series of interviews between Danièle Hervieu-Léger and Jean-Louis Schlegel, sociologists of religion, respectively, is a serious reflection on the present and future of Catholicism. The crisis of sexual abuse, secularization as well as the ordeal of incarceration associated with Covid-19 will have greatly weakened the Catholic Church. But for the two authors, the prognosis is not a dying Catholicism, but rather an increasingly fragmented Catholicism, which could be a disaster for the church. Find it in bookstores.
8MICO AND THE 7 SECRETS OF THE BIBLE
Summary : by Gaëlle Tertrais, Mame, April 2022. Miko, 10, has just lost her beloved grandfather. By opening the Bible he left her, Miko discovers a mysterious letter inviting her to go on a hunt for seven secrets to overcome her grief. Helped in his search for Gaby and Raph, his faithful friends, Miko lives an incredible adventure. Why do certain passages in the Bible come to life before him? What do the mysterious marks after grandfather Theotime mean? Will the old monk Honorius be able to answer his questions? And above all, will he find the answers before Archie, his worst enemy, discovers his secret? A book to offer to all children who are wondering about the meaning of life and the Christian faith. Find it in bookstores.
9PAULINE JARICOT, LEG AND THE WEEKEND
Summary :by Catherine Manson, Cerf, April 2022. How could a lay woman have changed the Catholic world in the 19th century and its clergy? How has his insight into the lay apostolate shaped the Church today? Pauline Jaricot (1799-1862) was noted and praised by the Curé of Ars, animated by a unique missionary zeal, and founded in Lyon the work of spreading the faith, which comes to material and spiritual help to the missions through the world, and the Living Rosary, the groups of lay people praying the rosary for evangelizing people, repenting of sins, and preserving faith in the church. Concerned about the living conditions of the proletariat, she created the Workers’ Work, which she gave everything and lost everything for, before ending her life in misery and indifference. It is with strength and talent that Catherine Masson here offers us a magnificent biography of the pioneering genius who was Pauline, to do justice to this woman and to transfer the flame from her indelible hope. Find it in bookstores.
10SAINT CHARLES DE FOUCAULD: PASSION OF GOD
Summary : Jacques Gauthier, Editions de l’Emmanuel, March 2022. Desert hermit. universal brother. Charles de Foucauld (1848-1916) lived an extraordinary and yet very topical spiritual journey. After a lost youth, the soldier geographer rediscovers the Christian faith and wants to live only for God. From Nazareth to the Taman race, he chose to imitate the hidden life of Jesus and to proclaim the gospel with his life. A living spiritual biography that invites us to follow the devotees of this God on the path of prayer and brotherhood.
10BECOMING A WOMAN: #Being YOURSELF
Summary : By Claire de Saint Lager, Mame, March 2022. Becoming a woman is an intimate experience, moving and promising whether you are 15, 17 or 20 years old. It is good for everyone to be able to learn to welcome themselves, to love themselves, to show their talents … Being a woman is an experience that is rooted in joy! Rich in the experience of the courses Woman’s seeds, this book deals with essential themes for all young girls from the age of 15: discovering their body, expressing their personality, revealing their beauty, daring, exploring the world, being in relationships, sharing, receiving, creating … Texts for reflection, many rituals to get to know and take care of yourself, inspiring portraits to expand your horizons and suggestions for moments of introspection allow everyone to appropriate this wonderful period of implementation. A valuable book to become a fulfilled, confident and creative woman! Find it in bookstores.