Book Review: Catholic Hipster: The Next Level
You may recall my earlier recommendation of The Catholic Hipster Handbook. It was a quirky book of Catholics practices, prayers, saints and other cool Catholic Stuff. It also won the 2019 Catholic Press Award.
Tommy Tighe (https://www.catholichipster.com/) has brought together another group of great Catholics authors, bloggers, evangelists and thinkers all exploring how to live our Catholic faith with passion and conviction. The 39 essays are subdivided into three categories: Living with Faith, Living with Hope and Living with Love. The essays cover topics as varied as Jesus, I Trust in You (Easier Said than Done); Deck the Halls (with Weird Old Testament Ornaments), Punk Rock Catholicism (aka Tattoos), Catholic Bees.
Each chapter follows the same format: the essay by one of the contributors, a cool saint that exemplifies the subject, a forgotten prayer and then a living faith activity which will help you put your faith into action. Each chapter is short (a couple pages at most), and the book should not be rushed through, but rather, allow each essay to challenge you to explore an aspect of your faith that you might not have known about, or that you might have taken for granted.
I think this book would be great as a discussion started for young adult groups or older teens, but would be a great read for Catholics of any age.