Continued from yesterday...
Chapter 8. Reading
Books that we recommend
The E.D.M. series of books are eminently suited to help their readers to grasp the great truths of our holy Religion in an easy and practical way. They are warmly recommended by Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops.
If read in the manner we have just explained, they will prove a wonderful help and stimulus in the spiritual life.
How to Be Happy - How to Be Holy
This work has some excellent pages on Prayer. Hosts of readers declare that by reading them they have learned to pray as they never prayed before. Prayer has become a pleasure to them. They feel that they are speaking to God.
This book explains each of our daily prayers, throwing a flood of light on them, which gives the prayers a completely new value.
Many Catholics repeat these prayers without even thinking of the words, much less of their meaning!
This book, too, gives a beautiful and thrilling account of the Rosary, a story utterly unknown to most of those who are saying the Rosary every day of their lives.
It gives an admirable explanation of the Mass which every Catholic would do well to read. It shows how the graces we receive even in one Mass exceed anything we can imagine.
His Grace the Archbishop of Evora says, "This book is a veritable manual of piety, eminently practical and suitable to all readers."
His Grace the Archbishop of Aveiro: "When reading this book the soul of the reader is insensibly filled with a feeling of piety and with an earnest wish and desire to be holy. The thoughts are at once elevated and practical, sublime and yet simple."
His Lordship the Bishop of Guarda: "This book is worthy of all praise. It is splendid and, if carefully read, will be a powerful help to us in the accomplishment of all our duties."
From An Easy Way to Become a Saint
by E. D. M. (1949)
The Catholic Printing Press
With Ecclesiastical Approbation
13th June 1949