Ken talks with Tim & Sue Muldoon authors of Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home (Ave Maria Press) and Anthony Ryan discusses Bountiful Goodness: Spiritual Mediations for a Deeper Union with Christ (Ignatius Press) by Thomas a Kempis. Tim and Sue Muldoon bring a wealth of experience as parents, spiritual guides, and religious educators to a practical book for parents that offers six sacred rules for integrating faith formation into everyday family life. The Imitation of Christ, also by Thomas À Kempis, is the most famous and beloved Christian devotional ever written. The simplicity, piety and wisdom that readers have found in that classic will also be discovered in these new modern-English translations of A Little Garden of Roses and The Valley of Lilies. You can purchase the Muldoons’ book at: www.avemariapress.com To learn more about their book visit: www.patheos.com You can purchase the Kempis book at: www.ignatius.com
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Ken talks with Milton Walsh author of Into All Truth : What Catholics Believe and Why (Ignatius Press) Karl Keating, Founder, Catholic Answers, said it best: “Decades of turmoil have left many Catholics in a state of suspension. They aren´t sure what the Church teaches and what they are to believe. They will not find a better resource than Milton Walsh’s latest book, written precisely with these ‘suspended’ Catholics in mind.” You can purchase Milton’s book at: www.ignatius.com The study guide for this book is at: www.intoalltruthbook.com
Ken talks with Mark Shea about his book By What Authority? : An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition In this newly updated, expanded version of his popular work of apologetics, Shea presents a lively and entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition. As an Evangelical, Shea accepted the principle of “sola scriptura” (Scripture alone) as the basis of faith. Now as a Catholic convert, he skillfully explains how and why Sacred Tradition occupies a central role in Divine Revelation. Tracing his own journey of intellectual and spiritual awakening, Shea begins by looking for a rejoinder to those modern-day false prophets who would claim that Scripture itself is not to be trusted, and ends with his conviction that tradition, as explained by the Catholic Church, is the only sure guarantee of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ. You can purchase Mark’s book at: www.ignatius.com Mark blogs at: www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/ and www.ncregister.com/blog/mark-shea/
Ken talks with Alyssa Bormes author of The Catechism of Hockey (ACS Books) & Michael O’Brien author of Voyage to Alpha Centauri (Ignatius Press) Alyssa Bormes uses the metaphor of devotion to hockey, and sports in general, to explain the responsibility of Catholic parents to raise their children in the teachings and observances of the Church.
Michael O’Brien’s latest novel is set eighty years in the future and chronicles an expedition sent from the planet Earth to Alpha Centauri, the star closest to our solar system. The story explores vital question about human nature, and the resiliency of the Church. You can purchase Alyssa’s book at: http://www.chesterton.org/store/#!/~/product/category=2885097&id=27012421 To learn more about Alyssa Bormes visit http://alyssabormes.com/ You can purchase Michael’s novel at: http://www.ignatius.com/Products/VAC-H/voyage-to-alpha-centauri.aspx To learn more about Michael O’Brien visit: http://www.studiobrien.com/
Ken talks with Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller author of Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars. (St Benedict Press) Since 1976, Monica Miller has made it her life’s work to defend the unborn: she has counseled pregnant women outside abortion clinics and organized pro-life groups and sit-ins at many of those same clinics. She has blocked abortionists cars, been arrested, and gone to jail. And she has pulled the bodies of thousands of unborn babies out of dumpsters and given them a proper burial. Abandoned is the profound, breathtaking, and often daring journey of one woman, but it is much more than that. It is a history of the Pro-Life movement since Roe vs. Wade, a suspenseful, true-life tale of life and death, an insightful look into the unique and terrible horror of abortion, and a plea for the protection of the most helpless and innocent members of the human family. You can purchase Monica’s book at: books.benedictpress.com To learn more about Dr. Miller and her work on behalf of the unborn visit the following websites:
Ken talks with Sherry Boas & Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur. Sherry Boas (author of the popular “Lily” series) is back to discuss her novel “Wing Tip” (Caritas Press). In this story a young priest discovers that his dying mother has been holding onto a family secret. This unique tale of relentless love offers a profound look at the mercy of God as revealed through the trials of one man and the failures and flaws in his family line. Patrice’s “The Catholic Baby Name Book” is part of the CatholicMom.com series from Ave Maria Press. With more than ten thousand names of saints and biblical figures, this first-ever guide to Catholic baby names helps expectant parents find a beautiful and creative name for their child, or a Confirmation name for older children. Each entry includes the meaning of the name, language of origin, variations in form, a capsule biography, and relevant feast days and patron saint information. While it has become increasingly popular to name a baby after a town or a food, readers of The Catholic Baby Name Book will discover a bounty of names that are fun, creative, and Catholic. You can purchase Patrice’s book at: www.avemariapress.com You can purchase Sherry’s book at: www.caritaspress.org
Ken talks with Jennifer Roback Morse & Betsy Kerekes authors of 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other & Joseph Pearce author of Race with the Devi: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love. 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage (Ave Maria Press) is designed to help Catholic couples improve their relationships by making small changes in their habits, attitudes, and spirituality. Suggestions for everything from the most mundane aspects of marital life (housework, budgeting, and weekend football) to the make-or-break components (forgiveness, kindness, prayer) help readers to love and appreciate their spouses anew. In Race with the Devil (St Benedict Press) you will learn that Joseph Pearce, the world’s foremost Catholic biographer, was a leader of a British-nationalist, white-supremacist group. Before he published books highlighting and celebrating the great Catholic cultural tradition, he disseminated literature extolling the virtues of the white race, and calling for the banishment of all non-white from Britain. You can purchase Jennifer and Betsy’s book at: www.avemariapress.com To find out more about the Ruth Institute visit: http://ruthinstitute.org
You can purchase Joseph’s book at: books.benedictpress.com
Ken talks with Paul Thigpen author of A Year with the Saints: Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God (St Benedict Press) and Karen Edmisten Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line (Our Sunday Visitor) In his beautifully bound book, Paul Thigpen’s 365 reflections draw from the writings and lives of holy men and women across two thousand years. Their spiritual and practical insights for Christian living are as fresh and relevant today as they were when they were first written. When you pray to the saints, you speak to them, and let them speak to you. In Karen’s book you’ll read the compelling stories of thirteen people who finally found peace with the Lord in the last months, weeks, or even hours of their lives, including: Oscar Wilde, John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Gary Cooper, Gangster Dutch Shultz, Buffalo Bill, and many more. You can purchase Paul’s book at: books.benedictpress.com You can purchase Karen’s book at: www.osv.com To find out more about Karen Edmisten visit: www.karenedmisten.com
Ken talks with Teresa Tomeo and Mark Latkovic. In her new book, God’s Bucket List: Heaven’s Surefire Way to Happiness in This Life and Beyond (Image) Teresa examines what God wants for each of us: mercy, fruitfulness, fellowship, and peace, just to name a few, and will explain what the Christian faith teaches about these gifts and how we can begin to achieve and cross out, one by one, the items on that heavenly list. In his book What’s a Person to Do? : Everyday Decision That Matter Mark Latkovic discusses everything from Internet access to lottery tickets, pet ownership to R-rated entertainment, we’re faced with more ethical decisions than we might realize, every single day. What’s a person to do — especially when there is no definitive Catholic teaching on a subject?
You can purchase Teresa’s books at: www.imagecatholicbooks.com To find out more about Teresa: www.teresatomeo.com Mark’s book is available at: www.osv.com/Shop and he has a Facebook site for the book: www.facebook.com/whatsapersontodo
Ken talks with George Weigle, biographer of Blessed Pope John Paul II, about his two most recent books Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church and Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches (Basic Books) In Evangelical Catholicism he explains why the Catholic Church is on the threshold of a bold new era in its two-thousand year history. Evangelical Catholicism a way of being Catholic that comes from over a century of Catholic reform; a mission-centered renewal honed by the Second Vatican Council and given compelling expression by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Roman Pilgrimage documents how, in recent decades, Americans in Rome have revived an ancient Christian custom: the daily pilgrimage to dozens of Rome’s most striking churches during Lent and Easter Week. Along this historical and spiritual pathway, pilgrims encounter hidden artistic wonders and treasured Christian commentaries, while also confronting the great mysteries of the Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings. This book is illustrated with beautiful photographs. You can purchase Mr. Weigel’s books at: http://perseusbooks.com