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  • Advice from large debt-free Catholic family helpful but incomplete

    "A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More: Advice from a Debt-Free Family of 16" by Sam and Rob Fatzinger. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2021). 192 pp., $16.95. Sam and Rob Fatzinger are the parents of 14 children. In their new book, "A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More," they share some of their story of raising their family with an emphasis on the importance of budgeting and saving.

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  • One book explores what church means, another its connection to recovery

    "The Point of Church: And Why It Should Matter to You" by Steven Weems. Resource Publications (Eugene, Oregon, 2021). 120 pp., $16. "Why Can't Church Be More Like an AA Meeting? And Other Questions Christians Ask About Recovery" by Stephen R. Haynes. Wm. B. Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2021). 240 pp., $19.99.

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  • Book details how religious conversions influenced U.S. politics

    "Public Confessions: The Religious Conversions that Changed American Politics" by Rebecca L. Davis. University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2021). 248 pp., $30. Religion and politics can easily become a volatile mix, reducing moral values to campaign slogans and elevating political ideologies to divine truths.

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  • Well-researched work shows lessons in aging from convent life

    "Embracing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well" by Anna I. Corwin. Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2021). 202 pp., $29.95. If your intuition suggests that nuns tend to live to a ripe old age, you are not mistaken. There is something about religious commitment that fosters physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

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