We are delighted to announce two Lectio authors as recipients of the 2015 Catholic Press Book Awards. In Lectio’s first year to submit entries, Theology of the Body Extended: the Spiritual Signs of Birth, Impairment, and Dying (authored by Susan Windley-Daoust) won First Place for Best Book by a Small Publisher.
The review reads, “This book is well-written and insightful. It applies the Theology of the Body to themes that are rarely discussed and illustrates how God’s grace lifts up the suffering, dying, and those with disabilities. The author combines compelling research with beautiful reflections on what it means to be a person in communion with God and with others.” (The Catholic Journalist Vol. 67, No. 5, p. 40 June 2015)
Sacramental Theology: 50 Years After Vatican II by Kenan B. Osborne OFM, won Third Place in the category (B22) 50th Anniversary of Vatican II.
This review: “Probably of greatest interest to Church professionals (clergy, liturgists, etc.) Sacramental Theology: 50 Years After Vatican II is nevertheless an accessible treatment of its subject. It offers an historical outline of the development of the sacraments and, in a broader sense, of the notion of sacrament (e.g. the Church as sacrament); a treatment of Vatican II’s teaching on sacramental theology; and summaries of the modern history of sacraments and contemporary thought on the liturgy. It is wide-ranging without being excessively long.” (The Catholic Journalist Vol. 67, No. 5, p. 41 June 2015)
Congratulations to our winners and to the Catholic Press Association for another successful conference.