Recent audio additions

Here is a listing of some of the newest releases on talking book available from our audio library. These books will play on the machines provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). For more information on our audio services please click here. If you'd like a complete listing of our Talking Book audio library, please check out our catalog by clicking here.

Holy Desperation: Praying as If Your Life Depends on It by Heather King (DBX1278): When life has driven you to your knees, the only thing that works is prayer. Desperation has many faces: the addict who has hit bottom; the laid-off worker struggling to make the next house payment; the person who seems to have it all together but is wracked with fear, guilt, anger, or shame. We know we need help, but we are afraid to let anyone - especially God - see how broken we truly are. In Holy Desperation, Heather King demonstrates that, when we're desperate, it's precisely the right time to cry out to God. King, a survivor of addiction and other forms of desperation, begins with the basics of how to pray when you're uncertain that God exists or when you feel that you're beyond God's reach. She challenges the assumptions that only the saintly can pray and that prayer ought to be tidy and nice. She reveals how prayer leads us beyond ourselves and into a life of purpose, lived for the good of others. Ultimately, Holy Desperation is an invitation to engage in bold, come-exactly-as-you-are prayer, offering a way forward, upward, and outward for anyone desperate enough to cry out for God's help and presence. You are not alone. This book is also available in braille and electronic .BRF. 

Saint Joseph and Daily Christian Living: Reflections on His Life and Devotion by Francis L. Filas, SJ (DBX0381): An outstanding biography of Christ's foster father, together with a series of meditations inspired by the saint's life.

The Peace of Saint Francis by Maria Sticco (DBX0328): St. Francis is one of the most loved of all saints. Many lives of him are so concerned with his charm and his naive holiness that they have a tendency to obscure the purpose of his life in relationship to the times in which he lived. But the author of this book, starting with a brilliant picture of the age, proceeds to the analysis of the intent of the saint's life and its basic meaning against that background.