New Books Published

I'm very glad and excited to share the news
- today on the feast of St. Jerome -
that I've published 3 books from the spiritual reflections at A Living Monstrance!

After starting the work over 2 years ago, and with the assistance of others and a gradual effort, the three books - Flowers in Winter, Light in the Darkness, and Water in the Desert - have been published online at

These books are the product of gathering together the reflections into groups of 150, kept in chronological order, and sewn together in the context of my own life journey through the same time periods. These reflections reveal where I've "found the hidden God in my life" from 2008 to 2017, and they've guided me along during those years. Thank you for accompanying and supporting me in the journey - I hope it's been mutual.


I'm glad to make them available to the public in paperback format (see below). They are currently only available by ordering online on (I share my approach to publicity here.) You can also use the new icons and links on the home page of A Living Monstrance and Barriers to Bridges. I've priced the books at the most affordable level allowed by Lulu. I'll also explore the possibility of making the books available as e-books. I'm always grateful if you would consider sharing the word with others if you like them!

A New "Flowers in Winter"

The first book in the series, Flowers in Winter, is a slightly revised re-print of the original publication from 2010. Revisions include adding a uniformity of Scripture source as well as some changes to the preliminaries, such as a new preface and design changes, though I've included again the original introduction. The new, current version of Flowers in Winter will replace the original one, which will still be available here until the end of October, after which it will be retired and unavailable. I think you'll find the new version to be a good replacement for the original!

Cover Designs

The cover designs were done in collaboration with Maria Read, who did a fantastic job. The designs are simple and consistent: the flower, the light, and the water each stand in contrast to a simple background, and the banners cover up the mystery of their source. And you may notice that the colors of the banner on the Flowers in Winter design reflect the colors in the original cover.

Feel free to share the books and the links with others!
I'd be glad to answer any questions in the comments.

Thank you so much for being a part of the journey!

Click on an image to order online from

Flowers in Winter

Mar 2008 - Jun 2010

Light in the Darkness

May 2010 - Oct 2013

Water in the Desert

Oct 2013 - Sep 2017