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Ken’s guest is Stephen Binz, author of the Lectio Divina Bible Study Series: Learning to Pray in Scripture, The Mass in Scripture, The Sacraments in Scripture, and the latest volume The Creed in Scripture (Series published by Our Sunday Visitor) Lectio Divina, the time-tested practice of scripture immersion, is at the heart of this series. Each chapter leads you through the five steps: Listening, Understanding, Reflecting, Praying, and Acting. For example in his latest volume on the Creed, the scriptural origins of each part of the Creed are examined in scripture so Catholics can understand and live it better. Visit Stephen Binz’s website : www.Bridge-B.com His books are available at: www.osv.com
Ken’s guest is Paula Huston, author of A Season of Mystery – 10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing A Happier Second Half of Life (Loyola Press) We live in a culture that tells us there are few things worse than aging, that we should avoid aging at all costs, and that we must shun death. And yet, no matter how much money we spend on health supplements, no matter how many gurus we consult, the fact remains unchanged: We will grow old. In A Season of Mystery, 60-year-old Paula Huston—a grandmother, and also a caretaker for her own mother and for her in-laws—shares with readers a far more fulfilling way to approach how we live and how we think about the second half of life. Each chapter offers a spiritual practice that is particularly suited to nurturing us in ways we would never have recognized in our younger lives. You can purchase her book at: www.loyolapress.com
Ken’s guest is Dr Aaron Kheriaty, author of The Catholic Guide to Depression (Sophia Institute Press) How can the saints, the sacraments, and psychiatry can help you break depression’s grip and find happiness again? Countless Christians-including scores of saints-have suffered profound, pervasive sorrow that modern psychiatrists call “depression.” Then, as now, great faith and even fervent spiritual practices have generally failed to ease this wearying desolation of soul. In his book, Catholic psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty reviews the effective ways that have recently been devised to deal with this grave and sometimes deadly affliction – ways that are not only consistent with the teachings of the Church, but even rooted in many of those teachings. You can purchase his book at: http://sophiainstitute.com
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
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