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Sunday, 16 March 2008

"The Wisdom of Nazareth"

Family Publications recently sent me "The Wisdom of Nazareth. Stories of Catholic Family Life" selected and edited by Sr Crucis Beards FMDM and Anna Schafer, with a foreword by Lord Alton and an introduction by Michael O'Brien. The book is published by Family Publications jointly with the Centre for Marriage and Family at the Maryvale Institute. (205pp soft cover, sewn.)

This is an inspiring and heart-warming collection of down to earth stories from mothers and fathers. They tell of everyday family life and faith, of surprises, unexpected opportunities, and particular moments of grace. Families life has been undermined in various ways in our society today; this can put a lot of pressure on parents trying their best to live out the vocation of marriage in their love for each other and for their children. This positive and uplifting book will be welcomed by mothers and fathers as an antidote to the sneering and negative message so often given in the media. The Maryvale institute has done a great service to families by collecting these stories together.

Family Publications has established a consistently high standard of production for its books and this is no exception. The cover picture depicting the Presentation is by Michael O'Brien.

(The website for Family publications, www.familypublications.co.uk seems to be down at the moment. But you can order the book via the Amazon link above.)
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