Monday, August 22, 2016

FREE 365 Day Catholic Devotional

When Kevin Vost, Peggy Bowes and Shane Kapler got together to compose a Catholic devotional, the market was already flooded! But these three Catholics are known for their unique blend of Catholic health and wellness for mind AND body; soul AND spirit.
As a guest on EWTN's Journey Home, Peggy Bowes had one of the most watched episodes. Likewise, Vost has shared his story on air and in print. Kapler, whose knowledge in the Jewish faith as the foundation of the Catholic faith, brought a unique perspective as well.
Thus, Tending the Temple was born. A popular Catholic devotional, Tending the Temple really covers it all in succinct daily entries that offer something for mind, body, soul and spirit.
For a limited time, Tending the Temple is free on Amazon. Take advantage and enjoy!
And may God bless you with health of mind, body, soul and spirit.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Spend Time This Summer With A Time-Traveling Priest!

This summer the best vacation you take might well be with Fr. Driscoll's time-traveling priest!
Fr. Mike Driscoll is best known for his non-fiction work Demons, Deliverance and Discernment (published by Catholic Answers) but whose passion for the supernatural is found in his fiction book The Father Capranica Mysteries: Stories of the Strange and Supernatural.
Called by Catholic Library World as "well-written and compelling," The Father Capranica Mysteries is excellent summer reading with each short story an entry into the strange and supernatural!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Best Catholic Books You Haven't Read...Or Colored!

Lots of adults are returning to their childhood roots and have taken up coloring. It is soothing, it is even healing. Stations of the Cross: An Adult Coloring Book brings it all together: beautiful renderings by Fr. KyNam are accompanied by Scripture and prayers written by Kathryn Mulerink OCDS.
Speaking of healing...Dr. Helen Scieszka's mission is healing. The hurts she heals aren't the ones we see--or often even know exist. They are the emotional wounds that haunt us. The wounds that we push deep down and do our best to ignore. Yet, despite our best efforts, they really do affect us on a daily basis. Like a broken leg left untended, our emotional wounds cause us to limp through life.
But that doesn't have to be the case and Dr. Helen has gathered up her experience in her practice and put pen to paper to offer a trilogy that, deep within the pages, offers hope and healing to all of us.
The Little Girl Lost, Little Girl Found trilogy is meant to be a piece of the slow, gentle, loving healing that so many of us need.
Or maybe you are an Alpha male looking for ways to reclaim your masculinity within the Catholic faith. The two aren't mutually exclusive and Jared Zimmerer's Man Up! shows us that in his critically acclaimed book which has been featured on EWTN.
For more excellent Catholic books from devotionals to award-winning fiction, visit

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Perfect for Summer! Stations of the Cross: An Adult Coloring Book

This summer, surrender to the feelings of love and gratitude found in contemplating and coloring these beautiful Stations of the Cross renderings by Father Victor KyNam.
Accompanied by Scripture and prayers written by Kathryn Mulderink, OCDS, The Stations of the Cross: an adult coloring book is truly a transformative experience.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Slow, Gentle, Loving Healing

Dr. Helen Scieszka's desire to heal the emotional wounds of people is a calling; it is definitely her mission. To accomplish this, she has turned her talents to Catholic fiction and uses the mighty pen as part of the healing process.
She writes from her experience as a therapist and her love of the Catholic faith in the Catholic fiction series Little Girl Lost, Little Girl Found.
With each entry in the trilogy, Dr. Scieszka takes the reader on a slow, gentle, loving healing journey. She use her fiction series to address the pain of long-held emotional or physical trauma in a way that allows and encourages the reader to experience healing as well.
As anyone who has made the determination to heal from one sort of trauma or another, the journey towards wholeness is neither quick nor painless; but with Dr. Scieszka, the journey is covered in love and faith making it more lasting, more attainable.
To read more about Dr. Scieszka's Little Girl Lost, Little Girl Found series, read the current article on her work in The Compass.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Man Up! on EWTN this week

Man Up! Becoming The New Catholic Renaissance Man received honorable mention in the 2015 Catholic Press Awards for Gender Issues and speaks well to the dilemma facing men in general today. The ideas of heroism, virtuous living, and recognizing and honoring what masculinity truly is are central to Jared's work.
Jared himself has wide appeal as both a man of intellect and a man of physical strength. He builds his body as well as his spirit and in that way walks the talk quite well. Contributors to Man Up! include Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Kevin Lowry, Kevin Vost and other great voices for our times. The foreword is offered by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.
The Women of Grace episodes are available to watch online if you aren't able to catch them on EWTN.

Monday, April 4, 2016

God's Recklessness

There are a lot of words we use to describe God and his mercy.
God is generous and kind. His mercy is endless, boundless and limitless.

We use words like faithful, agape and constant when we think of his love.
One word that has never, ever come to my mind (and maybe not yours either) when I think of God is "reckless."
So Fr. B. had my attention this past Sunday--Divine Mercy Sunday--when he spoke of God as being reckless. I mean he really had my attention. I tend to love homilies as they sort of wash over me and refresh my spirit, but this one had me on the edge of my seat.
God is reckless in his mercy?
Yep, that's what Fr. B. said: God is reckless in his mercy.
I absolutely loved where Fr. went with this idea of God's recklessness. It made sense to me. It captured my imagination as I thought of my great God being so reckless in his mercy that he gives it to me unabashedly, recklessly. After all, I can do anything with it. I can accept it. I can reject it. I can toy with it, even.
God's reckless mercy.
I like it. He's not thinking about the consequences of his actions when he showers me with mercy. He hasn't wait until I'm well-prepared to receive his mercy. There are no strings attached. Just willy-nilly, God offers me mercy. Undeserved, unearned.
It occurs to me rather quickly that God asks me to be reckless too. Reckless in offering love and kindness and mercy and forgiveness.
Today maybe God is asking us all to be a little reckless!