My favorite Ignatius Press book is A Song for Nagasaki (also available as an e-book and audio download) by Paul Glynn. It is a moving story of Takashi Nagai, a survivor of the nuclear destruction of Nagaski in World War II. The story begins with Nagai's childhood and moves through his remarkable spiritual journey from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. Not only does the biography deal with his spiritual journey, it is also a story mixed with details about Japanese history and culture as well as Nagai's love of science--especially the field of radiology. He devoted tireless hours to research, and after the A-Bomb destroyed much of Nagasaki, he helped the suffering survivors. All the while dealing with his own suffering.
Reading about the selflessness of Takashi Nagai in dealing with his own hardships while helping others was amazing. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a little spiritual inspiration. Throughout Nagai's journey, he sought answers to every question and doubt he encountered, and it was by the grace of God that he was able to live his life the way he did. This truly is a deeply moving and remarkable story.
Six years ago, with a car packed full of her belongings, Alison made the journey (with the wonderful assistance of her Mother) from her hometown in Canada to California. Alison is in charge of keeping the Ignatius website up-to-date, sends the weekly email blasts, and is involved in a variety of other tasks in the marketing department.
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