The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain:
A Spiritual Life
by Ralph McInerny (Notre Dame Press)
Ralph McInerny may be better known for his Father Dowling mysteries, but the Notre Dame philosophy professor is also a gifted scholar. In his biography of Catholic philosopher Maritain, he weaves the biographical details of Maritain’s life with his intellectual and spiritual growth, bringing the intellectual life of the Thomistic scholar to lived reality.
The structure of the book is modeled on the medieval book of hours, following Maritain and his wife, Raissa, through the stages of life.