Vote for @JenFulwiler! “Something Other Than God”!

I was so excited to see this press release today about the amazing Jennifer Fulwiler’s lovely book “Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidently Found It”. Let’s all click through and vote for her book to take home this award! And if by some chance you haven’t yet discovered this book, give [Read More...]

Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio Enlivens Church History

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Today, we turn the “book notes spotlight” on one of my favorite authors, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, as we celebrate the launch of his newest book When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers. In my review of this book, I shared: In the same way that I used to lovingly tell my sons bedtime stories [Read More...]

Scot Landry Provides Training and Template for Transforming Parish Communications

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Since I’ve spent over eight years serving in a part time and volunteer capacity at my parish as the webmaster, I know firsthand both the vast potential and the difficult perils that face parishes hoping to embrace social media in the New Evangelization. Here at the blog, I have the facility to be vastly more [Read More...]

Bill Schmitt & I “Love Thee Notre Dame”

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This weekend, I get to take a trip with my college sweetheart (and hubby) back to the place where we fell in love. The excuse for our excursion may be the tickets we’re holding to see Notre Dame defeat Stanford (we hope!) on the gridiron, but while we’re on campus we’ll revisit many places that [Read More...]

#CatholicAmerica: Father Junipero Serra (and me!)

I’m extraordinarily blessed to receive many awesome books for review. One particularly fantastic one arrived recently: The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States. After only a few weeks with this book, I know it’s not going to be one of those “read it and [Read More...]

FREE Wisdom from the Saints & Brandon Vogt

You’ve probably heard me say before that I’m a huge Brandon Vogt fan. Which is why I jumped at the chance to get a free copy of his new book  The Saints’ Favorite Books: Read What They Read, Become Who They Are. The book is perfectly formatted for you to not only enjoy, but also use [Read More...]

Get the Life of John Chrysostom for free!

From Verbum Catholic Bible Study: The Life of John Chrysostom details the “golden-mouthed” orator’s influence on Asia Minor. It offers a look into his role as preacher and bishop, his interactions with different sects and notable persons during his life, and an exacting account of his three-year exile. Find out how here [Read more...]

Congratulations to the Excellence in Publishing Winners, Including Patheos’ @TheAnchoress

I smiled from ear to ear when I read the following press release (reprinted from the ACP Website) which contains recently announced winners of this years “Excellence in Publishing Awards” from the Association of Catholic Publishers. The list contains so many writers that I would consider “friends” that I found myself cheering multiple times as [Read More...]

Jen Fulwiler’s Book Trailer for “Something Other Than God” Simply Rocks

Maybe I shouldn’t say it, because I have a tiny little five second role in this masterpiece, but I’ve fallen in love with this fantastic book trailer for my friend Jennifer Fulwiler’s new book Something Other Than God: And if you think the trailer’s awesome, then you simply must get your hands on the book [Read More...]

A Sneak Peek at My New Book “The Grace of Yes”


While the November 3 release date feels extremely distant, I’ve received permission from my awesome publisher Ave Maria Press to give you a “sneak peek” at the cover and descriptive copy for my new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. So without any further ado, I present to you the new [Read More...]