Jonny Gallant, Managing Director at Alban Books, has picked his favourite Christmas books for the year. He told us that particular highlights of the year have included titles by Pope Francis including Morning Homilies I, Morning Homilies II and Family and Life: Pastoral Reflection.
A Year with Pope Francis on the Family: Daily Reflections edited by Alberto Rossa contains reflections and quotations primarily on the family and family life for each day of the year, taken from the writings and talks of Pope Francis, in a pocket-sized book. Topics range from Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the sacrament of marriage, suffering and family burdens, women, motherhood, to family values and family as domestic church.
Fly While You Still Have Wings: And Other Lessons My Resilient Mother Gave Me
Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas edited by Michael Leach, James Keane, Doris Goodnough, has 45 readings for Christmas and Advent. Writers include: Maya Angelou, Kathleen Norris, Frederick Buechner, Pope Francis, Rowan Williams, James Martin, Joyce Rupp, Phyllis Tickle, Marianne Williamson and Richard Rohr.
Jonny said they’ve also enjoyed Joyce Rupp’s book– a heartfelt memoir about her mother Hilda’s final years.