Books Written by or Edited by Joe Naumann

Prayers, Poems, and Ponderings - Joe Naumann author
A book of prayer, poems, and reflections mostly written while on spiritual retreat at the White House Retreat House. The book is out of print now, but several copies are available through Amazon - I was surprised to see that.

White House Retreat has played a big role in my spiritual life and growth. Even though I'm an Episcopalian now, I still go there twice a year: in the late Spring, I make a 5-day private retreat and the in late summer (2nd weekend in August), I make a 3-day silent group retreat with a group I've been a part of for more than 35 years. If you are interested in making a retreat at this Jesuit retreat house (private retreats, men's retreats, women's retreats, and couples retreats) you can get information at
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The Cost of Freedom - Joe Naumann editor
A book written by Homer Badgett, who was shot down behind German lines in France during World War II - well written and suspenseful. Talk about a life forming experience: Uncle Bus kept in touch with the French family and with his Army Air Corps comrades practically until the day he died. 
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Hello Neighbor - Joe Naumann editor
A book of poems written by Carrie Badgett - Joe Naumann's Grandmother-in-law. She had a large family and never had a lot of money; however, it is obvious that she had a very rich life. I never had the opportunity to meet Grandma Badgett, but in editing her poetry, I feel like I came to know and love her. Having the opportunity to gather her poems together and edit them was truly a great blessing.
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