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Summer Fiction Choices A Single Bead By Stephanie Engleman On the anniversary of the plane crash that took the life of her beloved grandmother and threw her own mother into a deep depression, 16-yearold Katelyn Marie Roberts discovers a single bead from her grandmother’s rosary lost in the crash. A chance encounter with a stranger, who tells her that a similar bead saved her friend’s life, launches Katelyn on a quest to find the other missing beads. Their mysterious journey is filled with glimmers of hope, mystical events, and unexplained graces. Katelyn turns to the Rosary for answers and soon finds that family, prayer, and the help of others may be the key to restoring what was lost. Paperback, 208 pages. 0-8198-9054-5 $12.95 USD

The Perfect Blindside By Leslea Wahl Nothing ever seems to happen in Silver Springs—until Jake Taylor moves to town. Fresh off a championship medal, Jake is overwhelmed by everyone who wants something from him: reporters, fans, girls, companies, his parents. He can’t figure out who is real and who just wants something. To top it all off, his parents have dragged him to a middle-of-nowhere town in Colorado, far away from his teammates and anything interesting. Yet the town has a problem. Follow Jake and his friend Sophie into secret tunnels as they unravel a mystery and challenge each other to become who God wants them to be. Paperback, 280 pages. 0-8198-6013-1 $10.95 USD

Treachery and Truth By Katy Huth Jones Set against the background of 10th-century Bohemia, this true tale of a young King Wenceslas gives readers a front-row seat to watch Christianity emerging in a pagan world at war. Fear grips the land as the faithful face betrayal and persecution under the reign of the pagan Duchess Dragomira. As she struggles for power with Prince Václav, the rightful heir to the throne, her foes forge alliances in secret despite the risk of discovery. Through the menacing times Duke Václav instructs his young servant Poidevan in the light of faith and brings hope to the people of his war-torn country by spreading peace. Paperback, 176 pages. 0-8198-7535-X $10.95 USD

Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean By Britt Leigh Between friends, lip gloss, boys, homework, pimples, fashion, gossip, sex ed, and Confirmation classes, Gloria Jean has a lot to keep up with as an eighth-grader. But one thing is particularly weighing on her mind: her first kiss. As if all of this isn’t enough to deal with, Gloria Jean gets diagnosed with Celiac disease, prompting important considerations about her body and her Catholic faith. Themes include faith, choices, sex and relationships. Paperback, 192 Pages 0-8198-7491-4 $9.95 USD

The Locket’s Secret By K. Kelley Heyne Fantasy and reality converge as Carrie, a 13-year-old girl, struggles to make sense of loss and new beginnings. Escaping into daydreams, Carrie becomes “Princess Caritas,” a spirited heroine who battles armed forces to protect her family. Back in real life, homeschooled Carrie hides herself in books. But it seems that the only real comfort Carrie can get is from a heartshaped locket… with a secret. Themes include family, fantasy, grief. Paperback, 176 pages. 0-8198-7484-1 $8.95 USD

Mission Libertad By Lizette M. Lantigua Crack the Biblical code in this story of suspense, adventure, discovery, and faith! Fact and fiction converge in this thrilling tale of 14-year old Luisito Ramirez—a courageous boy who daringly escapes from 1970s Communist Cuba—as he becomes immersed in American culture and carries out a secret religious mission under the eyes of spies. Themes include Communism, Latino culture, faith. Paperback, 224 pages. 0-8198-4900-6 $9.95 USD


Read About Inspiring Lives

Teen Spirituality

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

By Teens, Compiled by Judith H. Cozzens, in collaboration with NET Ministries This book offers teens three types of prayers they will find appealing. Original prayers written by teens that bring everyday life to the Lord and that acknowledge God’s care about even the most ordinary events, such as friends, sports, and school. The second section taps into the tradition of praying for the saints’ intercession for our needs, and introduces each saint with a brief biography. The final section offers a selection of some of the Church’s traditional prayers with a teen’s reflections on the importance of this prayer in their life.

Written by Maria Di Lorenzo; translated by Robert Ventresca Athletic, handsome, and always good for a laugh, Pier Giorgio Frassati was the charismatic leader of a band of rowdy friends. He smoked, pulled pranks, relished extreme sports, fiercely debated politics into the night... and secretly gave his wealth away to help the poor, gave to the needy—in fact, lived the Beatitudes in an active and energetic way. His witness to the Gospel and how to live it in everyday life makes him a role model for young Catholics of every time and place. Paperback, 176 pages. 0-8198-1162-9 $14.95 USD

Saints Alive! The Faith Proclaimed Written by Marie Paul Curley, FSP and Mary Lea Hill, FSP with a foreword by Celia Sirois Have you heard of Saint Helena? How about Saint Noël Chabanel or Saint Teresita Quevedo? Here’s your chance to learn about well-known and lesser-known saints through stories about their lives... and see how you can be inspired by them in your everyday life, too. We’ve included a list of interesting facts, quotes, and a prayer to round out each of the 30 stories in this book. Spend a summer with the saints—and change your life! Paperback, 352 pages. 0-8198-7286-5 $14.95 USD

Martyred Adapted from a novel by Susan Tan The Story of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz This novelized account of the life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, a married Chinese-Filipino layman, retraces the series of events that lead up to his violent martyrdom for his refusal to renounce his Catholic faith in 17th-century feudal Japan. Themes include martyrdom, persecution, and history. Paperback, 176 pages. 0-8198-4934-0 $9.95 USD

Elizabeth Ann Seton By Anne Merwin Discover the life of this young socialite who became the first American-born citizen to be canonized. Elizabeth founded the American Sisters of Charity, the first American Catholic school system, and the first American Catholic orphanage. She had the kind of fortitude and perseverance that fueled the American Revolution. When she discovered God’s call, she followed it, undergoing a compelling conversion and a life of many trials. Her choices and actions are a true testament to her strong faith. Paperback, 144 pages. 0-8198-2380-5 $10.95 USD

Teen Prayers by Teens

Paperback, 192 pages. 0-8198-7414-0 $11.95 USD

Teens Share the Mission By Teens, compiled by the Daughters of St. Paul; with a forward by Britt Leigh Pope Francis has called for an increase in mission, but what does that mean for you? Here other teens share their stories about meeting God in the people that they worked with and served. If you’re trying to figure out why service hours are required, or if you’re nervous about approaching a new mission trip, this book is for you! (Parents & educators: it’s also a great tool for youth ministry, World Youth Day catechesis, and religious education.) Paperback, 192 pages. 0-8198-7509-0 $11.95 USD

Teens Share The Word By Teens, compiled and edited by Maria Grace Dateno, FSP and Emily B. Marsh, FSP Does God really speak to us? How can we hear his voice? What does the Bible have to do with us today? The teens who wrote this book asked themselves these questions, and they testify to the impact of God’s Word in all areas of their lives–relationships, temptation, prayer, forgiveness, school, life choices, and much more. You can enter into a deeper relationship with God through this personal approach to Scripture, and at the same time you’ll find scripturally based guidance for issues you face every day. Paperback, 160 pages. 0-8198-7437-X $11.95 USD

He Speaks to You By Helena Burns, FSP Find a new way to pray daily with author, screenwriter, and media literacy expert Sr. Helena Burns. What is my purpose in life? How do I best utilize my gifts and talents? How does God call upon me as a young Catholic woman? Discerning your vocation can be difficult. But endowed with the spiritual guidance contained within He Speaks to You, and with Jesus as your lifelong coach, you’ll be on your way to selfdiscovery rooted in faith. Paperback, 384 pages 0-8198-3419-X $12.95 USD


Stories & Prayers Angels: Help from on High Written and compiled by Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP Scripture tells us of the angels, but what do we really know about these mysterious guardians and messengers of God? Drawing from the official teaching of the Church, popular devotion, the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and stories of real people who have encountered the angels, this book offers an approachable and intriguing exploration of these heavenly beings. Paperback, 144 pages 0-8198-0790-7 $5.95 USD

Jesus: Mercy from God’s Heart Stories & Prayers Written, compiled, and edited by Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP and Christine Setticase, FSP Stories from Scripture, true life experiences, and prayers from our Catholic tradition draw the reader to look at life from a renewed perspective. In these pages you will be challenged to make changes in your life, your way of thinking, and your choices. Allow the Lord’s unconditional love and limitless mercy to transform your life. Paperback, 144 pages 0-8198-4015-7 $7.95 USD

Jesus, I Trust in You Novena and Chaplet of Divine Mercy Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy This booklet contains the prayers and meaning of the popular Divine Mercy Devotion entrusted to Saint Faustina as her life’s witness and mission—to remind the world of God’s merciful love towards every human being. Booklet, 72 pages. 0-8198-3957-4 $4.25 USD

Oraciones y devociones catolicas/ Catholic Prayers and Devotions Compiled by the Daughters of St. Paul Let these beautiful prayers help you deepen your conversation with God. This collection of bilingual prayers includes basic prayers, prayers to Mary and the saints, Reconciliation, the Stations of the Cross, and more. Paperback, 160 pages. 0-8198-5459-X $9.95 USD

Prayers and Devotions A treasury of favorite daily prayers including biblical prayers, morning and evening prayers, invocations to Jesus and Mary, prayers of the saints, prayers for meals, favorite devotions, and prayers for special intentions. Pope Francis’ five-finger prayer guide is also included. Booklet, 64 pages. 0-8198-6018-2 $3.95 USD

Summer Reading List for Teens  

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