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Mother Mary

Editor Alicia von Stamwitz concludes her Introduction to Mother Mary: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis with the words, "Although the chapters and quotations in this collection have been arranged in a certain way, they may be read in any order. Let your curiosity be your guide. Trust it, trust yourself, and trust that the message [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Book Reviews, prayer, spirituality|0 Comments

The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

It goes without saying that, these days, too many people turn to trendy ways to meditate or encounter "the space within" or "beyond." However, the Rosary is a timeless and incredibly powerful tool - even weapon, as Johnette Benkovic and Thomas K. Sullivan, authors of The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare, attest. Why turn [...]

Praying for Those with Addictions

Anne Costa knows what it's like to be in the trenches of addiction. She shares her heart in her new book, Praying for Those with Addictions: A Mission of Love, Mercy, and Hope as a recovering alcoholic herself. Costa, as a spiritual coach and dynamic speaker, also realizes that loving someone with an addiction requires [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, Lifestyle, prayer|0 Comments

I Am Not a Syndrome

Love doesn't count chromosomes. (p. 167) I was truly captivated by reading Sheryl Crosier's book, I Am Not a Syndrome...My Name is Simon. Knowing practically nothing about Trisomy 18, I realized through her story more than the often daunting medical diagnosis. I learned about a child who lived only 88 1/2 days on earth, yet [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Littlest Suffering Souls

It seldom happens that one discovers a book covering the concept of redemptive suffering in children. In Austin Ruse's new book, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ, readers glean an important and honest glimpse into the innocence and purity of children who learned deep spiritual truths through their own suffering [...]