40 Penances for Spiritual Exercise: Living the Great Gift of Mercy, by Father Stephen J. Wolf is a collection of popular penances of a parish priest for faith-sharing groups meeting over six weeks, or for an individual reader seeking more creative ways to pray. They include 10 psalms, 22 other scripture passages. The 40 penances are outlined to loosely follow the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, with opening songs and simple suggestions for faith sharing: a seed planted, a memory provoked, a question raised, or an action prompted. Available for $6.95 from St. Mary’s Bookstore, 1909 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37041. Website: www.stmarysbookstore.com. Or go to: https://www.idjc.org/etc-faith-books/. Available as an e-book for $2.99.