I am re-reading Romano Guardini's beautiful book, The Lord. I discovered it while I was in the convent, and it was a book I returned to over and over again. As an indication of how great a masterpiece it is, the book, originally published in 1954, is still in print and available for purchase on Amazon.
Actually a series of homilies that Guardini gave to his congregation, reading it leads you right into prayer: he will say something very beautiful or profound about Jesus, and you can't help but put the book down to spend some time adoring and loving Him.
In a chapter I just read a couple of days ago, he quoted John the Baptist: " "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" Were more beautiful words ever spoken? I don't think so. I have been unable to move on, because I just can't stop meditating on this overwhelming and deeply moving sentence! I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves Christ and wants to be closer to Him. +