Ken talks with Heidi Bratton, author of Homegrown Faith – Nurturing Your Catholic Family (Servant Books) A series of insightful and often humorous weekly reflections on raising faithful Catholic families, Homegrown Faith, draws on familiar situations—sibling rivalry, fender-benders, lost shoes before Mass—to reveal unexpected sacramental riches. Visit Heidi’s website at http://www.heidibratton.com Her book is available at www.franciscanmedia.org
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Ken talks with Dr John Bergsma, author of Bible Basics for Catholics – A New Picture of Salvation History (published Ave Maria Press) From biblical scholar John Bergsma—two-time Teacher of the Year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville—comes Bible Basics for Catholics, a fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to the “big picture” of salvation history. This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma’s wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University. Those looking for a deeper understanding of the Old Testament and its great figures will find this book to be an easily accessible and enlightening resource. Visit Dr Bergsma’s website at http://johnbergsma.com/ His book is available at https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-291-3/Bible-Basics-for-Catholics/
Ken talks with Jared Zimmerer, author of The Ten Commandments of Lifting Weights – Recommendations to the Devout Body Builder (published by Bezalel Books) This is a great book that talks about how fitness can help us grow in holiness. That may not be such an obvious connection, but I would invite you to listen in. Jared give some great guidance, for example, are we being prideful and sinful by wanting to improve our bodies? Jared and his book will help explain how to avoid this trap. Jared blogs at http://strengthforthekingdom.blogspot.com His book is available at http://www.bezalelbooks.com/bookstore.html
Ken talks with Fr Joe Kempf about two of his books, “No One Cries the Wrong Way: Seeing God Through Tears” and “Sometimes Life Is Just Not Fair: Hope for Kids through Grief and Loss” (both published by Our Sunday Visitor) Fr Joe has written twin strategies for coping with grief and loss – one for adults, the other for children – that coach the broken-hearted and vulnerable thought the toughest times in their lives. To learn more about Fr Joe visit http://welovebigal.com/ His books are available at www.osv.com.
Ken talks with Frank Mercadante about Engaging A New Generation – A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens (Our Sunday Visitor) Frank is the founder and director of Cultivation Ministries, and apostolate dedicated to dedicated to supporting Catholic youth. In Frank’s book is an excellent resource for anyone working with Catholic youth, e.g., teachers, youth ministry, catechists etc. Frank explains how the current generation of youth are different from earlier generations, and provides a path for creating a vibrant faith. To learn more about Cultivation Ministries visit www.cultivationministries.com Frank’s book is available at http://catalog.osv.org.
Ken talks with Art & Laraine Bennett about The Temperament God Gave You (Sophia Institute Press) and The Temperament God Gave Your Kids (Our Sunday Visitor) Gaining insight into our unique temperaments can improve all our relationships, including our relationship with God. You may also want to check out their other books which include The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse and The Emotions God Gave You. Visit their web site: temperaments.sophiainstitute.com Their books are available at shop.sophiainstitute.com and www.osv.com.
Ken talks with Deacon John Green, author of Streetwalking with Jesus – Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy (published by Our Sunday Visitor). For over two decades John has been ministering to inter-city men on the margins of society. John shares the lessons he learned through the stories of men who struggle to escape poverty, addiction and sexual sin – while encounter Christ in the process. Learn more about Deacon Green’s ministry at www.streets.org and www.streetwalkingwithjesus.com John’s wife has a vital role in his ministry and is a singer/songwriter. To learn more, and listen to some of her music, visit www.greenchoby.com John’s book is available at www.osv.com
Ken talks with Brandon Vogt, author of The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (Published by Our Sunday Visitor). Brandon tells us how Christians can harness all the new media tools to reach out, teach, cultivate community, and change the world. Brandon blogs at two websites, bother are a treasure trove of great information: www.brandonvogt.com and www.churchandnewmedia.com His book is available at www.osv.com
Ken talks with Fr James Kubicki about A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Published by Ave Maria Press) Fr Kubicki explains one of the oldest, but also often misunderstood, Catholic devotions. Learn more about Fr Kubicki and the Apostleship of Prayer and order his book at www.apostleshipofprayer.org His book is also available at www.avemariapress.com Learn more about Fr Kubicki and the Apostleship of Prayer. If you order his book from his website he will inscribe it for you: www.apostleshipofprayer.org
Parenting Your Adult Child: Keeping the Faith (And Your Sanity)
Ken talks with Susan Vogt about Parenting Your Adult Child: Keeping the Faith (And Your Sanity) (Published by Franciscan Media) How did your baby grow up so quickly? As a parent, do you have anything left to say to your son or daughter? Is there anything your child still needs to hear from your – or tolerate you saying? Susan blogs at www.SusanVogt.net/blog Her book is available at www.franciscanmedia.org.