£2.95 32pp) Colourfully Plustrated prayers, verse and stories for five to eight year olds. Jethro's sheep, Elijah and ravens, the prodigal and the pigs just three of the tales featured. Popular companion to The Story of St Francis of Assisi.
Peter Hebblethwaite In the Vatican (Oxford University Press, £4.95 240pp) Long-time Vatican observer, acclaimed biographer of John XXIll and Charterhouse Chronicler reveals the inner workings of the Holy See and profiles its leading players. "The book is a brilliant study of the church's administration...a fascinating evaluation of the present papacy" the late Peter Nichols (The Times) Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (Quartet, £6.95 318pp) Catholic journalist oses medical data, statistiLs and interviews to look at the reasons for and the effects of abortion, and places it in an historical and social context. "A book that demands to be read" Peter Stanford (Catholic Herald) Mother Teresa Loving Jesus (Collins Fount,.£3.50 150pp) Part biography, part interview with Nobel prize winning nun. Mother Teresa issues a powerful challenge to the world to return to Christian values.
lan Petit OSB How Can I Pray (Darton, Longman and Todd, £3.95 85pp) Monk of Ampleforth and popular retreat giver asks what is prayer all about and how can we use scripture to deepen our prayer life. Part of the Scripture for Living series What books do Catholic Herald readers want to buy? Here are the top 20 best sellers of our monthly Bookery Nook lists over the past 12 months: 1 The Restless Heart by Ronald Rolheiser OMI 2 Forgotten Among the Lilies by Ronald Rolheiser OMI 3 This is My Body by Ian Petit OSB 4 Walk to Jerusalem by Gerard Hughes SJ 5 Empire of the Heart by John FX Harriott 6 The Story of Jesus by Enid Blyton 7 Praying the Rosary (cassette) 8 The Way of the Cross by Fr Bernard Fisher currently being serialised in the Catholic Herald. "A timely and welcome approach to the reading of God's word in the day-to-day living of lives" Cardinal Cahal Daly
Ian Petit OSB This is My Body (DLT, £3.95 96pp) Second only to Ronald Rolheiser in enduring popularity in the Book Club, this book offers a clear explanation of the meaning of the mass.
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9 Praying the Rosary by Bishop David Konstant 10 Journey into God by Delia Smith 11 In This House of Brede by Romer Godden .
12 Cooking Apples by the Ampleforth monks 13 Lazarus by Morris West 14 Bernadette of Lourdes (video) 15 Good Friday People by Sheila Cassidy 16 The Mass by Cardinal Lustiger 17 The Story of Francis of Assisi by Lionel Fanthorpe 18 The New Jerusakm Bible 19 Living the Word by Mother Teresa 20 The River by Ruiner Godden Spirituality for Today's Church (Catholic Herald, £3.50) A cassette of the talks given by Herald columnist during his recent summer visit to the United Kingdom. Includes his responses to some of the audience's questions.
Ronald Rolheiser Forgotten Among the Lilies (Spire, £5.99 290pp) Collection of Herald columnist's writings.
Ronald Rolheiser The Restless Heart (Spire, £5.99 206pp) Winner of Winifred Mary Stanford award for religious books, an exploration of our loneliness.
Delia Smith A Feast for Advent (Bible Reading Fellowship, £3.99, 126pp) Journey through Advent, newly republished, highlighting the underlying significance of the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Praying the Rosary with scriptural texts (privately published,i2) Runaway bestseller in last month's Nook, this cassette and booklet set is an ideal companion for the car, or the housebound, and is available at a modest price.