Lenten book suggestions

Lent is a time for holy reading and spiritual growth. Two new daily meditation books and a new collection of reflections relating to Christ’s resurrection offer good reading for Lent and Holy Week.

Author brings Pilgrims’ compelling, contradictory tale to life

“They Came for Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims” by Jay Milbrandt is an account of the Pilgrims’ daring adventure at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts that explores contradictions such as their passion for their own religious freedom — yet persecution of those who did not share their beliefs.

Jesuit’s Bible guide can benefit both individuals, study groups

In the 50-plus years since the publication of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (“Dei Verbum,” Nov. 18, 1965), Scripture has become a more prominent part of Catholic life, and more Catholics pray with Scripture and participate in parish Bible study programs.

Story of loss is tale of acceptance, compassion

Elizabeth Berg has written many popular novels, but her new novel, “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” is a gem and features three characters who are struggling to deal with the loss of someone dear to them.