The book represents the ability of Michael T Winstanley, SDB, to sensitively and effectively translate scholarly work on scripture into language that speaks vividly to Christians today. He offers a resource for the ordinary Christian who wants to understand the Gospel better while reminding us that true "aliveness" for us as Christians comes in our relationship with the risen Christ.
This book is a short biography of the “Gentle Saint’ who is the patron and namesake of the Salesians of Don Bosco, written by Fr Eunan McDonnell SDB, who currently holds the office of Provincial of the Irish Province.
Spiritual accompaniment and discernment played a key role both in pedagogy and in the history of the Salesian family. St Francis de Sales and Don Bosco were great spiritual directors of their time. Their expertise in this area is evident in their practice and thought.
Education is not only a matter of instruction and the acquisition of skills. We must be concerned with the formation of intelligence, of freedom, of the capacity to love and to do good to others. The book, by Salesian Father Carlo Nanni, SDB offers an outline of the origin and development of Don Bosco's educational preventive system and how it is applied in our society to meet the needs of young people facing contemporary issues.