Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Seminarians Share Shelf Talkers

Shelf Talkers by Daniel Miller

Editor's Note: This semester, the journalism students wrote two shelf talkers for the Abbey Bookstore as their first assignment for the semester, and the shelf talkers will be published on our journalism blog as well.  Visit the Abbey Bookstore to purchase any of the items featured in these posts.

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ

Treading in the crime-ridden Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle created Homeboy Industries, the most successful gang intervention program in the country.  Fr. Boyle tells parables in Tattoos to show gang members, the world, and us that the best way to stop a bullet is a job.

Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist by Ronald Rolheiser

A belief in the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist distinguishes Catholics in the religious spectrum.  Here Fr. Rolheiser explores a Eucharistic understanding that is incarnational, reconciling, mysterious, and satisfying.  For those in multi-denominational families like my own, his emphasis on the unifying power of the Eucharist offers hope.

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