Three awesome books, one lucky winner.
Annnnnd, because the warmer temps are making me feel uber-generous, you can enter more than once:
- enter once for “free,”
- once for each kid in your family, and
- once for each rosary, chaplet, or novena you pray for a family in your life (including your own) during the length of this giveaway (May 22-28).
This week’s Awesome Trio o’ Catholic Books giveaway:
21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration
By Vinny Flynn (MerySong/Ignatius, 2012)
I loved this book so much I wrote two different reviews about it (here on my blog and at Integrated Catholic Life). There’s no “Catholic lite” in this book, just a toolbox packed with approaches, ideas, and sincere devotion. You won’t be able to help changing your life as you read this book. This book is a must-read for any Catholic who wants to grow their faith. It’s easy to read and even rather easy to implement. Flynn is approachable in making prayer and Adoration an integrated part of a Catholic’s life.
From the publisher:
Anytime people start talking about Eucharistic Adoration, one question always seems to come up: “A whole hour? What’ll I do for a whole hour?” The purpose of this little book is to present at least a partial answer to that question enough to encourage you to give it a try if you’ve never done it, or to offer some additional suggestions if you’ve already spent some time in Adoration and would like to experiment with more ways to pray while you’re there.
This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes
By Kathleen Basi (Liguori, 2013)
I’m a biiiiig fangirl of this little book. I don’t know whether Mom Sarah or Catechist Sarah was more excited to read this book, but I do wish that I had gotten my hands on it BEFORE our religious education year was over. This book is a tremendous resource for families, but let’s not limit ourselves here. As an adult reading it, I was struck by Basi’s conversational down-to-earth been-there-still-there-let’s-talk style and her ideas that are not impossible. Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended.
From the publisher:
When the manger or the cross are front and center, it’s easier to pay attention to our faith. Kathleen M. Basi explains how to keep the light of faith burning bright in your family during the other two-thirds of the liturgical year, Ordinary Time.
In This Little Light of Mine: Living the Beatitudes, Basi shows you how to grow spiritually using the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments as your guide. Both you and your family will…
- Learn how to make the Beatitudes part of your thoughts and actions each day
- Dig deeper into the Ten Commandments and how to obey them
- Grow together with fun Just Live It activities for the whole family
- Celebrate the fullness of God s gifts during this season
This book is for everyone who desires a real and active faith, one that informs every decision, turns your life into a prayer, and helps you to live in peace and joy!
Catholic Family Fun: A Guide for the Adventurous, Overwhelmed, Creative, or Clueless
By Sarah Reinhard (Pauline, 2012)
From the publisher:
Game night/day meets Catholicism in this inspirational guidebook offering activities with strategies and suggestions for fun family engagement with one another and with faith! A great resource for parents, grandparents, caretakers, and family friends, this book conceptualizes a wide range of fun, practical activities that strengthen faith formation in young to grade-school age children.
Divided into nine chapters-silly activities, storytelling, craft projects, meal sharing, outdoor adventures, places to go, saints to celebrate, ways to serve, ways to pray-there is a whole lot of fun to go around for everyone! Each activity contains a “Faith Angle,” “Wider Angle,” and a “Make it Yours” section to incorporate elements of the Catholic faith into your activities and life at large. Preparation time, duration, and cost are indexed, so you can find the ideas that correspond to your family’s schedule and budget.
With these activities that can be adapted to suit your Catholic family, you’ll be on your way to having some fun while building a “domestic church” of your very own!
Accepting entries until 7 AM Eastern one week from today.
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