In his book My Life with the Saints Fr. James Martin, S.J. takes us on a journey of discovery. He concludes his book by saying: “I hope this book is also a beginning for you, and that it has offered encouragement in your own journey with the saints. The saints in this book ar those for whom I feel the most affection, those who have afforded me courage,and those who I believe have prayed for me during some tough times. I hope that some of them will become your companions, too. Then one day, united in heaven, we will be able to thank God for these men and women who have been our models, our intercessors, and our friends.” In encourage you to read the last chapter first so that you will be encouraged to be the you God has created you to be, just as these role models certainly were.
Willigis Jager is an internationally respected author and retreat leader. He is a German Benedictine monk who reaches to link the Western and Eastern mystical traditions in the Search For The Meaning of Life. This book is worth several readings.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, is a guide on how to live in the now. He and his wife face his inevitable death with courage while all the while accepting their limits and the support of others. The short chapters bring deep glimpses of truth lived fully.