Category: Books

A Christian life to savour, sip by sip

A VOICE WITHIN CHURCH AND SOCIETY: A Personal Anthology, by Michael Nuttall. Cluster Publications, Pietermaritzburg,  2015. 262 pp. Reviewed by Fr Kevin Reynolds More Stories: Philomena book more about the son she had to...

How Jansen turned around a university

How Jansen turned around a university

LEADING FOR CHANGE: Race, Intimacy and Leadership on Divided University Campuses, by Jonathan Jansen. Routledge, 2016. 227pp Reviewed by Paddy Kearney More Stories: A Jesuit way of effective leadership Philomena book more about the...

Finding St Francis in SA today

ST FRANCIS UNCENSORED, by Patrick Noonan OFM. Choice Publishing, Ireland. 2016. 197pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher Seconds after Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected pope in March 2013, his...

How God’s Spirit is with us all the time

SANCTIFYING THE SPIRIT, by Julia Beacroft. Sancio Books, UK. 2016. 390pp Reviewed by Günther Simmermacher Regular readers of The Southern Cross will have read Julia Beacroft’s occasional columns which tie feast days of the...

A revolutionary priest tells his story

FAITH & JOY: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Priest, by Fernando Cardenal SJ.  Orbis Books, US. 2015. 254pp Reviewed by Paddy Kearney This is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary man. It begins at the...

Recognising Everyday Miracles

Cracks in the Sidewalk by Tony Magliano. Eastern Christian Publications (Fairfax, Va., 2015). 28 pp By Loretta Nemeth More Stories: Philomena book more about the son she had to give away Vatican II?diary of...

A beer bible for South Africa

THE BEER BOOK, by Holger Meier. The Frog Trust, 2014. 303 pp. Reviewed by Gnther Simmermacher More Stories: Vatican II?diary of a controversial expert Preaching in Hitlers shadow The Book of Forgiving Pastoral care...

Walking the Stations with Nouwen

WALK WITH JESUS: Stations of the Cross, by Fr Henri Nouwen. Orbis Books, 2015, 98pp Reviewed by Paddy Kearney More Stories: Philomena book more about the son she had to give away Vatican II?diary...

All you need to know about Church, politics and economics

All you need to know about Church, politics and economics

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHURCH, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS, by Fr Dr Nhlanhla T Mchunu. St John Vianney Seminary NPC, Pretoria. 2015 Reviewed by Fr S’milo Mngadi We often hear people saying...

Pastoral care for pastors

LETTERS TO MY BROTHERS: Words of Hope and Challenge for Priests, by Stephen J Rosetti. Ave Maria Press, USA. 2013. 180pp. Reviewed by Fr Oskar Wermter SJ More Stories: Philomena book more about the...

From Jesus to the Church

From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation, by Craig A Evans. Westminster John Knox Press (2014). 176 pp. Reviewed by Mona Castelazo CSJ More Stories: Philomena book more about the son she...