Meet the Author with Ken Huck

Each week Ken Huck talks with Catholic authors about their books, both recent publications and older works that have stood the test of time . Listeners will become aware of solid Catholic literature that will nourish their spiritual lives and discover books that they can recommend to friends and loved ones. The books showcased will cover the entire spectrum of literature including fiction, biographies, theology, history, current topics, classical works, and conversion stories. Listeners are always welcome to call in to talk with their favorite authors or ask questions of the guest.

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October 05 2017 Tommy Tighe “The Catholic Hipster Handbook: Rediscovering Cool Saints, Forgotten Prayers, and Other Weird but Sacred Stuff” and Mark Brumley “The Great Heresies”

Ken talks with Tommy Tighe “The Catholic Hipster Handbook: Rediscovering Cool Saints, Forgotten Prayers, and Other Weird but Sacred Stuff” (Ave Maria Press) and Mark Brumley “The Great Heresies” by Hilaire Belloc (Ignatius Press). Tommy’s book is available at:  https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-707-9/The-Catholic-Hipster-Handbook/ The Belloc book is available at: https://www.ignatius.com/Products/GRHE-P/the-great-heresies.aspx To learn more about Tommy and the book: http://thecatholichipster.blogspot.com/  

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September 28 2017 Derya Little “From Islam to Christ: One Woman’s Path Through the Riddles of God” and Matt Swaim “Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers”

Ken talks with Derya Little “From Islam to Christ: One Woman’s Path Through the Riddles of God” (Ignatius Press) and Matt Swaim “Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers” (Ave Maria Press) Derya’s book is available at: https://www.ignatius.com/Products/ISCH-P/from-islam-to-christ.aspx   Matt’s book is available at: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-549-1/Catholic-Puzzles-Word-Games-and-Brainteasers-Volume-1/  Follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattswaim  

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October 12 2017 Steve Weidenkopf “The Real Story of Catholic History”

Ken talks with Steve Weidenkopf “The Real Story of Catholic History” (Catholic Answers Press) Steve’s book is available at:  https://shop.catholic.com/the-real-story-of-catholic-history-answering-twenty-centuries-of-anti-catholic-myths/ Vist Steve at: www.ourcatholichistory.com and www.crusadesbook.com    

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September 14 2017 Robert Whaples “Pope Francis and the Caring Society” and Allan Wright “Jesus in the House: Gospel Reflections on Christ’s Presence in the Home”

Ken talks with Robert Whaples “Pope Francis and the Caring Society” (Independent Institute) and Allan Wright “Jesus in the House: Gospel Reflections on Christ’s Presence in the Home” (Franciscan Media) Mr. Whaples book is available at: http://www.independent.org/publications/books/summary.asp?id=125  To learn more about the Independent Institute: http://www.independent.org/ Mr. Wright’s book is available at:  https://shop.franciscanmedia.org/products/jesus-in-the-house-gospel-reflections-on-christs-presence-in-the-home   To learn more about Allan: www.allanwright.org and https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=allan%20f.%20wright  

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September 07 2017 Dr. Holly Ordway “From Atheism to Catholicism: Nine Converts Explain Their Journey Home”

Ken talks with Dr. Holly Ordway “From Atheism to Catholicism: Nine Converts Explain Their Journey Home” edited by Brandon McGinley (EWTN Publishing/Sophia Institute Press). The book is available at: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/from-atheism-to-catholicism To learn more about Holly: https://www.facebook.com/dr.ordway  

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August 17 2017 Sherry Weddell “Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World”

Ken talks with Sherry Weddell “Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World” (Our Sunday Visitor). The book is available at: https://www.osvcatholicbookstore.com/Shop/Product?ProductCode=T1734  To learn more about the Catherine of Siena Institute: http://www.siena.org/  Visit the Forming Intentional Disciples Forum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/436537336408999/

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August 10 2017 Dr. Carrie Gress “The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis”

Ken talks with Dr. Carrie Gress “The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis” (TAN Books). The book is available at: https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/the-marian-option-god-s-solution-to-a-civilization-in-crisis.html To learn more about Carrie: http://www.carriegress.com/

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August 03 2017 Bret Thoman “St Francis of Assisi: Passion, Poverty and the Man Who Transformed the Catholic Church” and “St Clare of Assisi: Light from the Cloister”

Ken talks with Bret Thoman “St Francis of Assisi: Passion, Poverty and the Man Who Transformed the Catholic Church” and “St Clare of Assisi: Light from the Cloister” (both books published by TAN Books) Saint Francis book, and interview with publisher Conor Gallagher,  is available at: https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/st-francis-of-assisi-passion-poverty-the-man-who-transformed-the-church.html  and Saint Clare book: https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/st-clare-of-assisi-light-from-the-cloister.html  To learn more about Bret and his tours: http://www.stfrancispilgrimages.com/  

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July 27 2017 Joseph Bessette “By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment” and Father Terrence Ehrman “Man of God: Lessons for young Men About Life, Sex, Friendship, Vocation, & Loving with the Heart of Christ”

Ken talks with Joseph Bessette “By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment” (Ignatius Press) and Father Terrence Ehrman “Man of God: Lessons for young Men About Life, Sex, Friendship, Vocation, & Loving with the Heart of Christ” (Catholic Answers Press).  Joseph’s book is available at: https://www.ignatius.com/Products/MBS-P/by-man-shall-his-blood-be-shed.aspx  and Father Ehrman’s book is available at: http://shop.catholic.com/man-of-god-lessons-to-young-men-about-life-sex-friendship-vocation-and-loving-with-the-heart-of-christ.html  

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June 13 2017 Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. “Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics” and Timothy O’Malley “Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life”

Ken talks with Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. “Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics” and Timothy O’Malley “Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life” (both books published by Our Sunday Visitor)          Fr. Pacwa’s book is available at: https://www.osvcatholicbookstore.com/Shop/Product?ProductCode=T1784  and Tim’s book is available at: https://www.osvcatholicbookstore.com/Shop/Product?ProductCode=T1807&ref=slider  To learn more about Fr Pacwa: www.fathermitchpacwa.org  Tim’s “Opening the Word” column weekly for OSV Newsweekly: https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/Perspectives/Columnists/Article/TabId/797/PID/13632/authorid/1532/Default.aspx?AuthorName=TimothyP.OMalley  

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