Bless Us, O Lord {Book Review}

Bless Us O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers

by Robert M. Hamma

Bless Us O Lord offers an extensive collection of prayers for mealtime for Days of the Week, specific Days within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar, Holidays and Saints’ Days, and other special occasions. For each of the Saints’ Days, a quick bio of the Saint is presented, followed by a customized prayer either attributed to the Saint or expressing special insight or gifts of the Saint for us to pursue or imitate.

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Holy Hacks {Book Review}

Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get To Heaven

by Patti Maguire Armstrong

Holy Hacks is such a cool book! I think I counted over 430 different Hacks forĀ  Holiness in life, for humility, in relationships, in prayer, for spiritual protection, for evangelizing, against gossip, inspired by the Saints and within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar!

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Who Do You Say That I Am? {Book Review}

Who Do You Say That I Am? and Other Questions Christ Asks Us

by Robert LeBlanc

Who Do You Say That I Am? is thoughtfully written and insightful. It offers a perfect opportunity for reflection and a jumpstart to prayer. Prompted to respond to Jesus’ direct questions through our own circumstances, struggles, and joys, we dare to explore and pursue a deeper personal relationship with Jesus. This book will be a welcome addition to your collection of spiritual reading and an invaluable prompt for heartfelt prayer.

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Oremus {Book Review}

This is such a handy little prayer book, especially for me since our Parish started having Adoration every Thursday evening and Friday morning.

I’m too young to have learned the Latin prayers and this book has all of the prayers: Morning Prayers, Prayers at Meals, Evening Prayers, Prayers for Adoration and Holy Communion, The Rosary, Consecration to Mary, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy, many Marian Prayers, Psalms and so much more! And they are all presented in English on one page, and Latin on the facing page. So even if you grew up memorizing these Latin prayers, now you can know exactly what you are saying with the translation right in front of you.

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Why We’re Catholic {Book Review}

Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love

By Trent Horn

Available through Catholic Answers Press at this link: Why We’re Catholic

This is a friendly, easy to navigate book explaining why we believe the things we believe within the Catholic Faith. While we can be formed in the Faith, we often have difficulty explaining and defending the teachings of the Catholic Faith. This book is a collection of clear and concise, down-to-earth explanations that will certainly help us in our formation, as well as evangelization. It will also help us in those precarious moments when we’re asked questions about the Faith, that we can’t clearly answer.

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This is the Church {Picture Book Review}

This is the Church

Written by Katie Warner and illustrated by Meg Whalen is available through Tan Books here: This is the Church

This is an exquisitely beautiful picture book! With each beautifully illustrated page, we are introduced to Jesus, the Apostles, St. Joseph and Mother Mary, patriarchs, prophets and kings and Adam and Even through the stained glass windows within a Church.

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Awaken My Heart {Book Review}

Awaken My Heart:
52 Weeks of Giving Thanks and Loving Abundantly

by Emily Wilson Hussem

Awaken My Heart is available at Ave Maria Press at this link: Awaken My Heart

Maybe you’re looking for a new prayer routine for the new year? Awaken My Heart is a yearly devotional for women with a heartfelt reflection, a Soul Exercise and Your Heart’s Prayer for each of the 52 weeks of a whole year. Every week is a treasure, focusing on receiving His Peace, becoming childlike, not being afraid, having mercy on yourself, being brave, letting Him heal you…and the list goes on for 52 reflections!

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Home in the Church {Book Review}

Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith

by Jessica Ptomey

Written by a convert to the Catholic Faith, this book describes so much of our rich Tradition and Faith in the Catholic Church: the Mass, the Sacraments, Faith in Family Life, the Liturgical Year of Feasts and Seasons, the Communion of Saints, Private Prayer and Redemptive Suffering.

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Ignatius Note-Taking & Journaling Bible {Book Review}

I was so excited to receive this Catholic Note-taking and Journaling Bible from Ignatius Press!

It’s pretty compact at only 6.5″x7.5″x1.5″ and it has generous ruled margins for taking notes or drawing!

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Prompt Me to Pray through Advent and Christmas

I’ve always been a fan of living more liturgically throughout the Catholic Seasons AND I’ve got a renewed passion for developing personal prayer and those TWO things are coming together!

This past summer, I released my new book Prompt Me to Pray and we’ve received wonderful feedback from so many people! We’ve actually heard from some readers that this little book has changed their prayer life! I’m humbled and honored…and so excited to find others as excited as I am with this practical plan that works to develop more consistent prayer from the heart and a deeper relationship with Jesus!

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