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Ken talks with his guest Joseph Pearce about three of his most recent books: Candles in the Dark – The Authorized Biography of Fr. Richard Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor (St Benedict Press), Shakespeare on Love- Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet (Ignatius Press), and Bilbo’s Journey- Discovering the Hidden Meaning of the Hobbit (St Benedict Press). The Fr Ho Lung and Bilbo’s Journey books are available at St Benedict Press www.saintbenedictpress.com Shakespeare on Love is available at Ignatius Press www.ignatius.com
On June 13th Ken talks with guests Roy Wenzl author of The Miracle of Father Kapaun – Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero (Ignatius Press) and Barbara Hosbach author of Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes (Franciscan Media) Wenzl’s book on Fr Emil Kapaun-priest, soldier and Korean War hero- is a rare man. He has been awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, and is also being considered by the Vatican for canonization as a saint. His book is available at www.ignatius.com
Barbara Hosbach says that Fools, Liars, Cheaters and Other Bible Heroes is her response to the questions raised in her mind while reading Scripture. Each chapter describes a different character from the Bible, their unique combination of strengths, weakness, and circumstances. To learn more about Barbara visit her website: http://www.biblemeditations.net/ Her book is available at: catalog.franciscanmedia.org
On June 6th Ken talks with guests Russell Shaw American Church – the Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America (Ignatius Press) and David Calvillo Real Men Pray the Rosary – A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer (Ave Maria Press) Russell Shaw asks if the “Americanization” of American Catholics-their cultural assimilation, has been a blessing or a curse for the Church in the United States? Or has it been a bit of both? Cultural assimilation has undoubtedly conferred many benefits on Catholics. Their absorption into the secular culture of America, however, now threatens the Catholic identity of millions of faithful and of their institutions, such as schools, universities, and hospitals. His book is available at: www.ignatius.com
Ken’s second guest David N. Calvillo says that the Rosary isn’t just for “old ladies and funerals,” that it’s a powerful tool for men as well. Praying the Rosary “enables one to see our Lord and experience our Christian faith through Mary’s eyes.” David’s book is available at: www.avemariapress.com To find out more about his organization visit: http://realmenpraytherosary.org/
Ken talks Regina Doman about her latest novel Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold (Chesterton Press). Regina’s book is the latest in her Fairy Tale Retold series. This one is for an older audience who has grown up with her novels. It tackles very challenging issues facing teens and young adults. Her book is available at: www.chestertonpress.com
Ken’s first guest is Robert Spencer author of Not Peace But A Sword – The Great Chasm Between Christianity And Islam (Catholic Answers) Some Christians view Islam as a sister religion, a branch of the same Abrahamic tree—lacking the fullness of revelation but nonetheless a religion of peace. Others are more critical of Islamic teachings but still see Muslims as valuable partners in the global fight against secularization and the Culture of Death. Robert Spencer argues they’re both wrong—and warns Christians against the danger of thinking that Islam is an easy ally. To learn more about Robert visit: www.jihadwatch.org His book is available at shop.catholic.com
Ken’s second guest is Marge Fenelon author of Imitating Mary – Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom. In this first and only book to offer Mary’s life as a template for living as a faithful Catholic mother today, the Mother of God is presented as the ideal guide for the vocation of Catholic motherhood. To learn more about Marge visit: www.margefenelon.com Her book is available at: www.avemariapress.com
Ken talks with his guest Dr Matthew Bunson author of Pope Francis (Our Sunday Visitor) In this book you will learn about the final year of Pope Benedict XVI, the selection of Pope Francis, and finally, who is Pope Francis? You will learn about the humble man who has become the 266th pope, his early life in Argentina, his calling to the priesthood, and his dedication to the poor and marginalized. You will learn about his first days as pope and what it may imply for the future. To learn more about my guest Dr Matthew Bunson visit: www.salvationhistory.com Dr Bunson’s book is available at: www.catalog.osv.com
Ken talks with Deacon Henry Libersat author of Catholic and Confident – Simple Steps to Share Your Faith (Servant Books) Deacon Libersat is the co-author with Sister Briege McKenna of the bestseller Miracles Do Happen. In his latest book he shows you how to spread the gospel and share your story. His book is available at: www.franciscanmedia.org To learn more about Deacon Libersat visit: www.henrylibersat.com Note: The expected interview with Regina Doman in the second half of the program didn’t occur due to scheduling issues. Look for a discussion with Regina at a future date.
Ken’s guest is Matthew Leonard author of Louder than Words – The Art of Living as a Catholic (published by Our Sunday Visitor). Matthew Leonard combines the stories of the saints triumphs and struggles along with his own personal anecdotes and wry humor to show us all a fresh take on the art of being truly Catholic in a contemporary world. Visit Matthew Leonard‘s website : www.matthewsleonard.com His book is available at: www.osv.com
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