Books offer valuable guidance on growing in our prayer lives

Tom Zanzig in “The Transformed Heart: Spirituality, Religion and the Struggle for Integrity” and Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich, a Sister of Notre Dame, in “Praying on Empty: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Prayerful Self” provide valuable resources that can help us to grow in our personal prayer lives and help parents and their children in theirs.

Beautifully written memoir recounts lives of Syrians, nation in peril

“The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria” is a beautifully crafted narrative that delves into the lives of Syrians with stories that smoothly weave in and out of a complex political context and challenges readers to think about contradictions in human nature and history.