I receive a lot of books. Some are immediately recognizable as worthwhile.
I have stacks of books awaiting attention. Here are a couple.
First, there’s the “Congregational Edition” of the 2018 Ignatius [Press] Pew Missal made in collaboration with the Augustine Institute (formed in 2005 in response to John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization).
It was published with ecclesiastical approval and contains pretty much everything you need for daily participation at Novus Ordo Masses.
Here’s the back. Note the Latin.
There’s not much more Latin than that in the whole book, except for a few hymns in the hymn section.
Opening up, here is the TOC and some helpful points.
What a Sunday entry looks like.
Entries for weekdays, by date which is handy.
The hymns are in alphabetical order. Alas, I opened to this page. However, in the “E”s you find Ecce Panis Angelorum.
There’s a mix of the well-known and traditional and the new-fangled.
You can’t find it on Amazon, but there is a page about it, with much more information. HERE
This is from the intro:
My title explains itself. But it is misleading: there are more than forty reasons. In fact, there are at least ten to the eighty-second power, which (I am told) is the number of atoms in the universe.
The first page of the TOC
Each entry of this short book is short, since Kreeft says in his introduction, “I have ADD and get bored very easily.”
Going on, some of the title of the entries are alluring, such as
11. Because of the nouns
24. Because I’m greedy
26. Because Catholics, like their saints, are a little crazy
34. Because I don’t want to live in a one-parent supernatural family
Reading around is a delight. Kreeft is a master of linear reason and is a consummate wordsmith.
This is, in essence, a great resource for apologetics.