“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.
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.
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.
While the new Dickens movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” is an adaptation of a nonfiction book “A Christmas Carol,” author and screenwriter Samantha Silva has written a new fictionalized account of Dickens titled “Mr. Dickens and His Carol.”