Fr. Bob Barron, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, has recently published (April 2008) a wonderful book comprised of his homilies entitled Word on Fire, the same name as his website. It's an easy read, yes, but not simplistic and I highly recommend it.
And in June of 2007 he published The Priority of Christ. Again, a very good theological work, very direct, clearly written, but (it seems to me) perhaps better appreciated by an academic population.