Stories of Jesus

Stories of Jesus

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I love to read a good book. I especially like books that are entertaining and thought provoking.

I just finished reading a new Franciscan Media book titled Stories of Jesus, 40 Days of Prayer and Reflection by Joseph F. Girzone. Although Stories of Jesus is designed to be read as a daily time for a “retreat with Jesus” I could not put the book down after reading only one story.

The thing is I know these stories. I grew up with them and have often retold them to my children. Girzone retells these stories in a way that makes them fresh. He gives us the Gospel message a little deeper, shedding light on these stories of long ago and closing with a prayer. As a reader, I thought this was a great opportunity to not only re-read the Gospel stories, but learn more about the times of Jesus and use the prayer as a way to reflect the true meaning of each story.

The 40-day format is ideal for Lent: 40 stories for 40 days. If you don’t want to read this book for Lent buy it anyway for a lovely “retreat with Jesus.” You will be glad you did.


About the Author

Tammy Monjaras serves as the director of the customer satisfaction division. As an avid reader, she loves speaking to customers about the latest books Franciscan Media offers. Tammy is a native Texan but has called Cincinnati home for the past 15 years with her husband, Richard, children and grandchildren.