The voting results for The Catholic Summer Reading Program are in, and the three lucky books are:


Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict

St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton


The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos


I am delighted that The Diary of a Country Priest made it to the top three!  I read it last year and found it wonderful.  It’s not the easiest book to read; it is a bit dense sometimes and contains some obscure historical and political references.  But it is very rewarding!  The film version by Robert Bresson is excellent too, both in its own right as a film and in the fine way it evokes the novel.