Signs of Life
By Scott Hahn. The book begins with a wonderful example of how sacramentals played a very pivotal part in Scott Hahn's life (with great teaching subtly incorporated in the story). He explains, incredibly well, holy water, Mass, angels, the Church calendar, novenas, grace at meals, sacraments, incense, indulgences, relics, intercession of the saints, almsgiving, and much, much more. For each subject, Dr. Hahn gives a brief explanation in a clear, concise, and ease to understand way. Then he gives a short "Ponder in your heart," which takes you deeper into the meaning, with a bible quote and short reflection on each subject. This is truly a complete and doctrinal work to teach the traditions and practices of the Catholic Church. You will want to have this book part of your library. Hardcover, 275 pages.