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  • Bishop's reflections prod readers' spiritual lives in practical way

    "Love Never Fails: Living the Catholic Faith in Our Daily Lives" by Bishop Donald Hying. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, 2021). 187 pp, $16.95. Sometimes when reading reflections, one can almost hear what the author is saying. When they are published, it's as though the printed word is transformed into an audiobook. That is what the reader will experience with Bishop Donald Hying's "Love Never Fails."

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  • Two books aim to guide married couples on journey to holiness

    "30 Days with Married Saints: A Catholic Couples' Devotional" by Kent and Caitlin Lasnoski. Pauline Books and Media (Boston, 2021). 256 pp., $18.95. "Holy Together: Reflections on Married Spirituality" by Kathleen Finley. Resource Publications (Searcy, Arkansas, 2020). 122 pp., $17.

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  • Novel offers daring speculation on Christ's middle years on earth

    "Driving Jesus to Little Rock" by Roland Merullo. PFP Publishing (Byfield, Massachusetts, 2021). 261 pp., $28. Massachusetts-based writer Roland Merullo has a long-standing curiosity about the information gap in the life of Christ between his early years and the time of his passion, crucifixion and death.

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  • Nun's life experiences in poetry lead readers to reflect on own lives

    "To Shatter Glass: Poems" by Sister Sharon Hunter, CJ, Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2021). 97 pp., $24. This collection of poems is a short book, but one well worth reading -- and rereading. In it, Sister Sharon Hunter of the Community of Jesus delves into and finds meaning in her own life.

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