A Simple Giveaway for a Simple Book!

Simcha Fisher is doing a book give-away, and it’s a book I completely and utterly want to read!

And that reminds me: as the Patheos Book Club winds down its look at Paula Huston’s Simplifying the Soul, they’re giving me three copies to give away myself.

We’ll keep it simple, because I like simple! In the comments section, tell us what you are feeling inspired to do for this upcoming Lenten season — are you going to give something up, eat only one meal a day, bike to work, attend Mass every morning, structure your prayer, volunteer, somewhere?

After you’ve left a comment, go over to the Catholic Portal’s Facebook page! All who’ve left a comment and liked the page will have their names thrown into a hat, and we’ll select three names and get in touch with you!

You’ll like this book; it’s one of the best, most practical and holy-but-accessible books I’ve ever read on making one’s Lent truly fruitful!

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  • Christine Weerts

    With the Lord’s help, I am going to try to be kind. In word, in deed, in spirit.

  • Susan Platt

    Except for a few very brief periods, I have been overweight my whole life. I’ve recently figured out that I can’t deal with my food issues alone and that I have to ask God for help. I’ve been reading “The Spirituality of Fasting: Rediscovering a Christian Practice” by Monsignor Charles M. Murphy, so I’m planning on focusing on fasting during Lent – not as a diet, but as a spiritual practice. Msgr. Murphy says that our hunger during fasting should help remind us that we hunger for God.
    Since I’m not on Facebook (still resisting!), I guess I can’t be in the drawing, but I like you anyway!

  • Jeanette

    I am going to let God’s will be my will for my life.

  • Christine

    and kind to myself, as well

  • Jennifer Trently

    During Lent, I am going to spend 1 hour a day in silence.

  • Amy

    Each year I read Bread & Wine, Readings for Lent & Easter. I am going to add weekly scripture memorization with my daughter and I am going to give up alcohol. I hope. This is still a little shaky. My resolve, that is.

  • j. l’ente

    i’m thinking of asking my mom and gran to do a bible study with me…possibly using the book you’re giving away! we all live in different states and i think a bible study would help us be closer to each other and to Christ. that’s just one idea roaming about my head; others include giving up junk food/cola, exercising (walking around my community and praying for it at the same time) and perhaps memorizing a large chunk of Scripture. if those who read this would keep me in their prayers, i’d appreciate it!

  • Susie

    I’m planning on waking up earlier in the morning and setting that aside as my quiet prayer time, which I really need to work on.

  • Cecilia

    I’ll put my name in the hat when it’s available for Kindle. Kindle’s a simplifying discipline, not a toy–circumstances demand that books stop taking over my house!

  • http://www.joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com Joy

    Will give up fiction so that any time I find for reading will be dedicated to helping the mind and the spirit.

  • Jakki

    As a fairly new Catholic still remembering what it was like when I came into the Church 2 years ago, I hope to simplye relax more in the grace and unconditional love of our Lord not fretting about things I have no control over (because HE is in control) nor worrying about familily members who by the culture’s standard are failing in life. I hope to get back to basics of reading the Word daily, journaling my thoughts and praying.