Book Review: Holiness for Everyone


I have a great devotion to St. Josemaria, so I am thrilled to review Holiness for Everyone for the Catholic Company. And I’m happy to report that this book didn’t disappoint.

One of the reasons I am drawn to St. Josemaria is because he is very practical and offers down-to-earth, practical advice on living out our Christian Vocation in the world. And, Holiness for Everyone takes St. Josemaria’s counsel and lays it out in an easy format that helps the reader to actually put St. Josemaria’s words into action.

The book has two parts. The first, called “Laying the Foundations” gives the reader an introduction into the life and spirituality of St. Josemaria. The second, called “Building a Saintly Life” outlines just that; it offers practical steps we can take to bring Christ into our everyday life.

One of the things I liked about this book is that at the end of each chapter the author gives the reader a section called “Read, Meditate, Pray, Contemplate.” In this section the reader is given various works from St. Josemaria to read (free online) and then points to meditate about, pray about and contemplate.

Although I read this book straight through so that I could do this review, Holiness for Everyone is not meant to be read like a  novel. It is meant to be read slowly, digesting each point carefully.

If you are looking for practical ways to bring your relationship to Christ to another level, then I recommend this book.

I give it four (4) stars.


This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Holiness for Everyone: Practical Spirituality . The Catholic Company is the best resource for gifts for every Sacrament celebration, such as First Communion gifts and Baptism gifts, as well as a great selection of limited-time Year of Faith gifts and resources.


  1. Great review. I saw a movie on his life. Very good. I love down to earth saints!!
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