Archive for October, 2013

October 31, 2013 – Emily Stimpson These Beautiful Bones – An Everyday Theology of the Body

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Ken talks with Emily Stimpson author of These Beautiful Bones – An Everyday Theology of the Body (Emmaus Road Publishing) It was Blessed John Paul II’s greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary. You can purchase Emily’s book at: www.emmausroad.org To learn more about Emily Stimpson visit: www.emilystimpson.com and www.CatholicVote.com

October 24, 2013 – Dr. John Wood

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Ken talks with Dr. John Wood author of Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission – 5 Steps to Winning the War Within (Beacon Publishing) There is only one solution to the problems we face… saints! The book is a five step guide to choosing the saint within you. Becoming a saint is a choice, and we must begin choosing the saint within each of us. The biggest crisis of our time is not economic, health care, or vocations, but is an identity crisis. We have forgotten our mission to become saints and forgotten our story as Catholics. We must rediscover that mission and hold each other accountable to accepting responsibility for that mission. Business as usual is not going to cut it. We need heroic Catholicism. We must stop talking, and start walking… stop crying, and start sweating… stop defining ourselves by our sins, and start realizing we are saints in the making! You can learn more about Dr Wood and purchases his book at: www.extraordinarymission.com To learn more about Saints in the Making University visit: www.saintsinthemaking.com

October 17, 2013 – Sherry Weddell

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Ken talks with Sherry Weddell’s about her book Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (Our Sunday Visitor) Her book gives Catholics a renewed sense of spiritual direction.
This is clearly a time of immense challenge for the Church, but, according to Weddell, it is also an immense opportunity for Catholics to rebuild the Church. Drawing upon 15 years’ experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute — which Weddell co-founded to equip parishes for training lay leaders — she guides readers through steps that help both Catholics and non-Catholics enter into a deep relationship with Jesus Christ in the midst of His Church. You can purchase Sherry’s book at: www.catalog.osv.org To learn more about the Catherine of Siena Institute, visit www.siena.org

October 10, 2013 – Fr. Joseph Fessio The Transforming Power of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI and Echo Lewis Victorious Exile – The Unexpected Destiny of Katya Kolyschkine

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Ken talks with his guests Fr. Joseph Fessio about The Transforming Power of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI (Ignatius Press) and Echo Lewis author of Victorious Exile – The Unexpected Destiny of Katya Kolyschkine (Madonna House Publications) Pope Benedict XVI introduced his catecheses for the Year of Faith, a series of sixteen talks given at his weekly audience at end of his papacy. These talks explore how and why faith is relevant in the contemporary world. Echo Lewis writes about the life of Katya Kolyschkine, who came to be known in the West as Catherine de Hueck Doherty, who lived a life of adventure, peril, persecution and exile from her native Russia. The darkness of poverty and near despair closed in on Katya; but propelled by a love so great nothing could overpower it, she proved victorious in her quest to show the face of that love to thousands of others. You can purchase Pope Benedict’s book at: www.ignatius.com You can purchase Echo’s book at: www.madonnahouse.org/publications To learn more about Madonna House, visit www.madonnahouse.org

October 3, 2013 – Kenda Creasy Dean

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Ken talks with his guest Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean author of Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church (Oxford University Press). Based on the National Study of Youth and Religion, Dean’s compelling new book investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about Christianity and at the same time so apathetic about genuine religious practice. American teenagers have embraced a hodgepodge of self-serving, feel-good beliefs that bears little resemblance to traditional Christianity. What is to be done? In order to produce ardent young Christians, Dean argues, churches must rediscover their sense of mission and model an understanding of being Christian. You can purchase her book at: www.amazon.com To learn more about Kenda Dean visit her Face book page or here website: www.kendadean.com