Ken’s guests are Fr Michael White and Tom Corcoran the authors of Rebuilt – Awakening the Faithful Reaching the Lost Making Church Matter (Ave Maria Press) Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. When their parish reached a breaking point, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them. For additional information visit www.rebuiltparish.com You can purchase their book at: www.avemariapress.com
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Ken’s guest is Conor Gallagher, author of If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents (Saint Benedict Press) Parenting is hard… but it’s not impossible. As a parent, you know that raising children presents greater questions every day. Aristotle has the answers… you just have to know how to find them. Conor weaves Aristotle’s ancient philosophy, scientific studies, pop culture, and parenting tales together making a funny, rich, and informative read. Inside you’ll discover: What the Dog Whisperer, Tony Robbins, and Siegfried and Roy have to do with Aristotle (and your kid!); What Aristotle says about parental outsourcing; Why you should tell your kid to Get Lost; How to help your kid navigate the social world of Facebook; Why tweeting isn’t real conversation; And, of course, what would he listen to if Aristotle’s kid had an iPod? You can purchase his book at http://books.benedictpress.com
Ken’s first guest Monsignor Charles Murphy author of Eucharistic Adoration – Holy Hour Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (Ave Maria Press) This creative prayer compendium invites readers to spend an hour in Eucharistic adoration while meditating on the seven last words of Jesus and shows them how to do it. Charles Murphy also profiles seven contemporary Catholics–like Edith Stein and John Paul II–who are inspiring models of Eucharistic devotion. You can purchase his book at http://www.avemariapress.com
Ken’s second guest, Brian Kennelly discusses his novel Two Statues (Saint Benedict Press) Follow two heart warming friendships: Two unlikely retired neighbors and two priests who have know each other since seminary. You can purchase his book at https://books.benedictpress.com
Ken talks with his guest Dr. Diane Moczar, author of Converts and Kingdoms-How the Church Converted the Pagan West and How We Can Do It Again (published by Catholic Answers) and Islam at the Gates – How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks (published by Sophia Institute Press) Dr Moczar tells the story of how early Christianity was able to spread to entire regions and countries. We also discuss the 500-year long siege of Europe by the Ottoman Turks. In both cases you will hear about brave saints who helped spread and defend the Gospel. You can purchase Dr Moczar’s books at http://shop.catholic.com/ and
Ken talks with his guest Daniel Burke, author of Navigating the Interior Life-Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God (published by Emmaus Road) What is spiritual direction? What are my “blind spots” and how can I uncover them? What keeps me from all the spiritual riches Christ has for me? How can I better understand where I am in my spiritual progress? Daniel Burke’s book will give you the tools you need to understand how and why we grow and die in the spiritual life and what we can do about it. Visit his popular spiritual direction website: www.RCSpiritualDirection.com All the funds raised through books purchased at www.NavigatingtheInteriorLife.com go towards providing spiritual resources to the faithful poor and those who have taken a vow of poverty.
Ken talks with his guest Christopher West about his latest book Fill These Hearts – God, Sex, and the Universal Longing (published by Image) The bestselling author, speaker, and teacher of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body explores the yearning we all have for God and each other. This a book about desire. Not trivial wants or superficial cravings, but the most vital powers of body and soul, sexuality and spirituality that haunt us and compel us on our search for something. Visit his websites: www.christopherwest.com and www.fillthesehearts.org Purchased his book at: www.barnesandnoble.com
Ken talks with his guest Amy Bonaccorso, How to Get to “I Do” A Dating Guide for Catholic Women (Servant Books) Ten years of eye-opening experiences on the Christian dating scene equipped Amy Bonaccorso to offer hard-hitting advice that will help you get real, get practical, and get married. As a happily married woman, she knows what works, what doesn’t, and gives you the confidence to date strategically with an eye toward marriage. This practical and realistic guide for single Catholic women offers you an opportunity for self-assessment, and takes seriously the importance of marriage as a vocation to be pursued with as much energy as a call to the religious life. Visit her websites: www.newmountaincoaching.com and amybonaccorso.com Purchased her book at: catalog.franciscanmedia.org
Ken talks with his guest Dr. Kevin Vost, author of Memorize the Faith (and Most Anything Else) and Fit for Eternal Life –A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul (both published by Sophia Institute Press). In his memory book, Dr. Vost describes a memory technique that anyone can use to improve their faith knowledge (He helped an 11 year old boy recite, in order, the names of all 265 popes from memory!) In his fitness book he tells us why it is important for Christians to be fit and provides advice gleaned from his 30+ years of bodybuilding and fitness experience. Visit his website: www.drvost.com Purchased his books at: shop.sophiainstitute.com
In the first half hour Ken talks with guest Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of My Sisters the Saints – A Spiritual Memoir (published by Image, an imprint of Random House). The author is the well know host of EWTN’s Faith & Culture program. Her new book chronicles her fifteen year quest to understand the meaning of her life and identity in light of her Christian faith and contemporary feminism. Visit her website: colleen-campbell.com Purchase her book at www.amazon.com
In the second half of the program Ken talks with Catholic mystery writer John Desjarlais author of Bleeder and sequel Viper (published by Sophia Institute Press) Bleeder is the gripping mystery of the death of a stigmatic priest on Good Friday. In the sequel, Viper, Selena De La Cruz investigates the murder of parishioners whose names have been entered in her parish’s Book of the Dead. Visit is website: www.johndesjarlais.com Purchased his books at: shop.sophiainstitute.com
Ken talks with his guest Stephanie Mann author of Supremacy and Survival – How Catholics Endured the English Reformation (published by Scepter). This book is a gripping history of famous events in England that had ramifications reaching across the ocean and impacted religious freedom in America. There are so many real-life twists and turns that the book reads like a novel.
To learn more about the book visit www.supremacyandsurvival.com
You can read Stephanie’s blog at supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com
Her book can be purchased at www.scepterpublishers.org