The Common Good
August 2013

New and Noteworthy

by Elaina Ramsey | August 2013

Live Simply by Franciscan Media / Who is Dayani Crystal? by Pulse Films / Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice by Christine ...

Simple Truths
The Live Simply series, a set of four booklets based on the values of St. Francis of Assisi, is packed with practical, portable advice about ethical eating, holistic health, creation care, and sensible shopping. Ideal for anyone seeking a life of simplicity and satisfaction in a world of consumption. Franciscan Media

Lost and Found?
A decomposing body is found in the Sonoran Desert, with a tattoo, “Dayani Cristal.” The documentary Who is Dayani Cristal? shows the efforts to find out who this mysterious migrant was and the journey he likely followed. A haunting look at the people affected by the politics of immigration.

Seeing Holiness
Inspired by meditation and mysticism, author Christine Valters Painter makes visual prayers come to life through the camera lens in Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice. Each chapter includes a spiritual practice, reflection questions, and stunning black-and-white or full-color photography. Sorin Books

Chronic Love
In Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk, recovering alcoholic Heather Kopp details how she hit rock bottom—only to discover that God’s grace knows no limit. A bluntly honest must-read for people of faith struggling with addiction or a loved one’s substance abuse. Jericho Books

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