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New books provide spiritual reading during Lent or all year


These are the covers of "Lent With Pope Francis: Daily Reflections and Prayers," edited by Donna Giaimo, "40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent" by Marcellino D'Ambrosio and "Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections and Activities for Families" by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. (CNS)

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Here is a selection of recent releases that might be suitable for your spiritual reading during Lent or throughout the year.

-- "Lent with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections and Prayers," edited by Donna Giaimo, FSP. Pauline Books & Media (Boston, 2014). 124 pp., $7.95.

-- "Sacred Silence: Daily Meditations for Lent" by Phyllis Zagano. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2014). 132 pp., $9.99.

-- "40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent" by Marcellino D'Ambrosio. Servant Books (Cincinnati, 2014). 127 pp., $14.99.

-- "Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections and Activities for Families" by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 96 pp., $2.95.

-- "Breaking into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ" by Anne Costa. Word Among Us Press (Frederick, Maryland, 2014). 220 pp., $10.95.

-- "Three Minutes a Day," Volume 49, by the Christophers. The Christophers (New York, 2014). 365 pp., $10.

-- "Flunking Sainthood Every Day: A Daily Devotional for the Rest of Us" by Jana Riess. Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2014). 290 pp., $23.99.

-- "5 Minutes With the Saints: More Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers," edited by Lou DelFra, CSC, and Ann Primus Berends. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 192 pp., $12.95.

-- "No Bible, No Breakfast! No Bible, No Bed! Father Larry Richards' Scripture Desk Calendar" by Father Larry Richards. Word Among Us Press (Frederick, Maryland, 2014). 365 pp., $13.95.

-- "A Little Daily Wisdom From the Early Church," edited by Bernard Bangley. Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2014). 386 pp., $12.99.

-- "A Daily Catholic Moment: 10 Minutes a Day Alone with God," compiled by Peter Celano. Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2014). 192 pp., $15.99.

-- "Peace and Good: Through the Year With Francis of Assisi" by Pat McCloskey, OFM. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2014). 397 pp., $19.99.

-- "Abide in My Word: 2015 Mass Readings at Your Fingertips." Word Among Us Press (Frederick, Maryland, 2014). 578 pp., $16.50.

-- "The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States" by Brian Burch & Emily Stimpson. Image Books (New York, 2014). 406 pp., $24.

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