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From Humdrum to Holy:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Like a Saint by Fr. Ed Broom, O.M.V.  Fr. Ed will walk you through the simple steps to creating a plan of life your road map to the heights of holiness. In a clear, methodical, and practical way, you'll learn how to cultivate virtues like patience and purity virtues that are difficult to attain but essential for happiness in this life and getting into heaven in the next!  Living Christian Life & Values.


Hungry for God:  Practical Help in Personal Prayer
by Ralph Martin.  God is everywhere, always, and we can communicate with Him, everywhere, always.  Is prayer possible? Does it make any difference? Does God hear and answer? How do we pray? Why? In this classic work on the spiritual life, Ralph Martin gives readers the tools for entering more fully into a fruitful relationship with God. Prayer is a gift, not a burden. Through it the Holy Spirit draws us into the Trinity, satisfying the hunger for God that lies within every human heart.  Devotional Prayer

 

Imitating Mary:  Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom by Marge Fenelon.  In this first and only book to offer Mary's life as a template for living as a faithful Catholic mother today, the Mother of God is presented as the ideal guide for the vocation of Catholic motherhood. A new addition to the CatholicMom.com Book series, Imitating Mary unpacks Scripture and Catholic tradition to examine ten biblical climaxes, including Mary's betrothal to Joseph, the Annunciation, the scene at the foot of the Cross, and Pentecost. In these scenes, Marge Fenelon introduces readers to a Mary who faced challenges familiar to every mother--impatience, frustration, sacrifice, and grief--and demonstrates how, in the face of these ordinary obstacles, Mary's response was an extraordinary example through the virtues of patience, joy, trust, and faith.  Living Christian Life & Values

Inspired:  The Powerful Presence of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Gary Caster.  While the Holy Spirit has been the focal point of the Charismatic Renewal movement since the 1960s, for many Christians the Third Person of the Trinity is an impenetrable mystery. Inspired  explains the role of the Spirit in each Christian's life. Fr. Caster  shows readers how the Spirit’s action brings God’s power and perspective to every area of life.  Reflection

 Praying Scripture for a Change:  An introduction to Lectio Divina by Dr. Tim Gray.  Many Christians find prayer difficult and, as a result, do not do much of it. The fact is, many simply do not know how to pray. Even St Paul notes this sad fact when, in Romans 8:26, he says, “We do not know how to pray as we ought.”  In this short book, written for a popular audience by well-known Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray, we discover the secret of the saints which can enable us to enter into a lively dialogue with God. Their secret: the ancient art of Lectio Divina (divine, or sacred reading), which is reading, meditating on, and praying the Scriptures. As St. Cyprian notes, “Diligently practice prayer and lectio divina. When you pray, you speak with God; when you read [the Scriptures], God speaks to you.”  Here, we discover that we don’t need a mystic gene or divine epiphany to hear God; we simply need to take up the Bible and read.  Devotional Prayer 


Show Us the Father:  7 Secrets to be a Father on Earth like the Father in Heaven by Devin Schadt.  What would happen if every father discovered his true identity, power, and necessity? A father's mission is to be a link between heaven and earth, between God and His children. He does this by becoming the voice of the Father that his children cannot hear, the face of the Father that his children cannot see, and the touch of the Father that his children cannot feel. This is his mission, his challenge, and his call to glory. Show us the Father contains the battle plan for living out this call, offering seven keys to becoming the father that God has created and destined you to be. It is time for fathers to enter this battle, fully armed, with the bold commitment to sacrifice themselves for their wives, children, and the future of humanity by becoming like St. Joseph, a father on earth like the Father in heaven.  Living Christian Lives & Values

 

Smart Martha’s Catholic Guide for Busy Moms  by Tami Kiser.  Motherhood is so demanding, it’s easy to become a Martha always worried about the next thing we have to do and rarely choosing the better part, as Martha's sister Mary did.  Tami Kiser understands. She's a busy mom of nine who juggles teaching at her children's parish school, volunteering at her parish, running a household, and many other responsibilities. Her Smart Martha seminars have helped thousands of women learn to set their priorities so that they still have ample time for Jesus throughout the day.  This is the book that can help any frazzled Martha become more spiritually focused, more holistically fulfilled, and more mentally prepared than ever before.  Living Christian Life & Values.


Solanus Casey:  Priest, Porter & Prophet
by Ignaitius Press.  This extraordinary film explores the heroic life of a remarkable, modern day mystic, Father Solanus Casey, who was relegated to doing little more than being a simple doorman in his monastery. But God would transform the role his superiors assigned him, appointing it a far greater significance to be continued even beyond his earthly life, that of prophet, healer, and intercessor.   Known as a wonder-worker and a powerful instrument of divine healing and hope, he touched countless lives. His untiring attention to the sick and poor, combined with his prayers, wise counsel, and burning faith brought an unprecedented outpouring of grief at his death in 1957. More than 20,000 people attended the funeral of this selfless American-born priest.  As a part of his canonization process, the exhumation of his body in 1987 revealed him to be "remarkably intact, and well preserved," seemingly defying corruption. One eyewitness was astonished to see a tiny glimpse of Fr. Solanus' piercing blue eyes again after being buried for 30 years!  A gripping story of this priest's simple and unshakable faith in God's goodness unfolds through interviews with his friends, colleagues, eyewitnesses, biographers, and those direct recipients of his healing and prophecy. Rare, never-before-seen film footage and historical photographs are included with actual footage from the exhumation of this exemplary Servant of God.  DVD

The Handbook for Catholic Moms:  Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul by Lisa M. Hendey.  Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves so that they can better love and care for their families, neighborhoods, and their churchLiving Christian Values

 

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything:  A Spirituality for Real Life by James Martin, S.J.  The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by the Revered James Martin, SJ (My Life with the Saints) is a practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Centered around the Ignaitian goal of “finding God in all things,” The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything shows us how to manage relationships, money, work, prayer, and decision-making, all while keeping a sense of humor.  Filled with user-friendly examples, humorous stories, and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers.  Living Christian Life & Values.