— Company Man covers Bowman’s years as a member of the Society (Company) of Jesus, from his time as an 18-year-old novice to seminary student of literature, philosophy, and theology and a priest for five years before leaving the order, eventually marrying and with his wife raising their six children.
— Bending the Rules recounts interviews with 34 veteran pastors from around the United States, including the still knotty question — under Pope Francis — of admitting the divorced and remarried to the sacraments. On this issue the interviewed priests almost to a man held a permissive, liberal position such as has been debated in the last few years.
— This short history is an informal account based on monthly columns by Bowman in the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest (Illinois). It reports events with commentary, catching the flavor of Oak Park, where Bowman lived as a boy in the 30s and 40s. He and his wife lived there 1970-2015 and raised their children there.