Recently I had the pleasure of reading "Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship" by Mary DeTurris Poust (Ave Maria Press, $13.95). My review was published in our diocesan paper, The Evangelist last Thursday.
Please read the review here. Here are a few words from my piece:
This book is intellectual while remaining completely accessible and touches the heart without being saccharine. I think it would be a great book to give as a gift - or to receive! Walking Together is made for book clubs and small faith sharing groups.A recent piece in the LA Times newspaper left me stunned. Citing one study of Americans, the article stated that most people "had one-third fewer non-family confidants than they had 20 years earlier, and 25 percent had no one in whom to confide whatsoever."
It continued, "Another study of 3,000 Americans found that, on average, they had only four close social contacts."
We are a pilgrim people and, as Catholics, we are "covenantal" people, so those numbers startled me. That may be one reason I enjoyed "Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship" by Mary DeTurris Poust. (continue reading here...)
Read and enjoy!