How you know me:
I’m Dana Garber, a student at Illinois State University in Normal, and involved with the John Paul II Newman Center at ISU. I am part of a group called “Witnesses to Love,” that recorded a song, “Planted,” for World Youth Day (WYD), and I will be one of a group of 29 students from the Newman Center attending WYD in Madrid next month.
Why I love reading:
I love to read because I love to learn. Learning and understanding more about God and our Faith helps me to grow as a believer and to love Him more. I usually get recommendations from my friends or family.
What I’m reading now:
I am reading Transforming Your Life Through the Eucharist by Father John A. Kane. This book has been really good because it explains the beauty and grace of the sacrament. I am also reading Benedict of Bavaria by Brennan Pursell. I’m reading it so I have a better understanding of the Pope and his life before I see him in Madrid for World Youth Day.
My favorite book:
One of my favorite books is The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis. This is more of a devotional book and is very rich. It focuses on the interior, every-day life. Another one of my favorite books is Practicing the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence. He was a French Monk in the 1600s. This book is an easy, simple read. It explains in practical terms how our lives are a constant prayer and how to live that out. I also love all Scott Hahn books; the last one I read is Rome Sweet Home, which is one of my favorites.