“Prayers to the Holy Spirit” Book Giveaway

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine

 
Since I've built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.
 


 
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Thanks to the Word Among Us Press, today I'm giving away FIVE copies of a helpful new prayer book by bestselling author Bert Ghezzi (check out his new website!). Bert, who you probably know as the author of our monthly "Learning From the Saints" column, is recognized around the world as an expert on prayer and the saints. His newest book, Prayers to the Holy Spirit, brings all of that wisdom to you to help supercharge your relationship with the Holy Spirit.
 

Prayers to the Holy Spirit: Power and Light for Your Life

by Bert Ghezzi

Word Among Us Press, 212 pages, paperback

Prayers to the Holy SpiritHow can the Holy Spirit bring power and light to your life? This pocket-sized book features seventy-five reflections that will expand your knowledge of the Holy Spirit and encourage you to pray specifically—and expectantly—for the gifts he bestows.

For each reflection, popular author and speaker Bert Ghezzi begins with a brief Scripture passage and then highlights one or more ways that the Spirit works in us, using examples from the Bible, Church Fathers, and the lives of the saints and contemporary Catholics. Then he prays a blessing for you to receive this gift and offers a “prayer starter” that leads you to ask the Holy Spirit for that grace.

“Open this book every morning, read the one-minute reflection, say the prayer from your heart, and your day will be transformed. I started doing that today!”
— Rev. George T. Montague, SM, STD, professor of theology, St. Mary’s University, and author of Holy Spirit, Make Your Home in Me

“In his new book, Bert Ghezzi invites us to discover for ourselves a ‘personal Pentecost’—an encounter with the Holy Spirit, the sweet guest of the soul. I pray that the reading of his book will be the opportunity for Jesus to ‘baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire’ (Luke 3:16)!”
— Patti Gallagher Mansfield, author and international speaker

 


 

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The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

In the future I'll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.

(Since I'm covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

Our Newest and Most Beautiful Project

Blogging has been a bit slow over the past few weeks, but I have a good excuse: Gianna Lucy Vogt. Our newest baby girl, the fourth child after Isaiah (5), Teresa (3), and Augustine (1), emerged healthy and beautiful early yesterday morning. Here are some pics of her and the family:
 

My beautiful wife, Kathleen, looking radiant even at 1:30am while experiencing massive contractions.

My beautiful wife, Kathleen, looking radiant even at 1:30am while experiencing massive contractions.


 
She's arrived! The jubilant Gianna Lucy.

She's arrived! The jubilant Gianna Lucy.


 
Mommy and baby for the first time.

Mommy and baby for the first time.


 
Daddy gets to hold Gianna.

Daddy gets to hold Gianna.


 
Gianna, already a company girl.

Gianna, already a company girl.


 
Isaiah and Teresa meet their little sister for the first time.

Isaiah and Teresa meet their little sister for the first time.


 
The entire brood!

The entire brood!


 
Daddy rocking Gianna to sleep.

Daddy rocking Gianna to sleep.


 
Family picture with formal attire.

Family picture with formal attire.


 

“The E Word” Book Giveaway

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine

 
Since I've built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.
 


 
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Thanks to the incredibly talented Michael Marchand, a youth ministry guru who also designs awesome websites, today I'm giving away FIVE copies of his insightful new book, The E Word.
 

The E Word

by Michael Marchand

Lulu, 54 pages, paperback

EWordIt's true, Pope Paul VI explained that the Church "exists in order to evangelize". Evangelization is the primary reason for her existence! It's not just one the things that the Church should do, it is THE thing she MUST do.

Be honest: when you take a look at your parish, would you say that the primary purpose of it is to evangelize? When you look at the lives of most Catholics you know, does it look like they exist to evangelize? When you look at your own life, do you exist to evangelize? Do you even know what evangelization really is?

In this short, easy to read book, Michael answers six important questions about evangelization:

  1. What is evangelization?
  2. Why are we supposed to evangelize?
  3. Who is called to be an evangelist? (Hint: The answer is all of us.)
  4. Where is our mission field?
  5. How do we do it?
  6. What would the result be if we all took up our calling?

The book is a quick read on your own, but the format would work great as the text for a workshop on evangelization or as material for small group discussion.

 
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I'm using Rafflecopter to help with the giveaway, which is great because it gives you multiple entries for commenting, posting on Facebook, sharing on Twitter, etc. Click below to enter:


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The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

In the future I'll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.

(Since I'm covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

“Gimme Shelter” Book Giveaway

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine

Since I've built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.


 
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Thanks to Kathy DiFiore and Several Sources Shelters, today I'm giving away TEN copies of Kathy's new book, Gimme Love, Gimme Hope, Gimme Shelter: The True Inspiration Behind the Movie Gimme Shelter.

I recently interviewed Kathy over at the Word on Fire blog. She's one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. She's touched countless lives through her work with young, pregnant teenagers and has the same deep faith and tenacity of her friend, Mother Teresa.

PS. If you're interested in helping open a shelter in your own area, check out Kathy's free How to Open a Shelter kit on her website, SeveralSourcesFD.org.)
 

Gimme Love, Gimme Hope, Gimme Shelter: The True Inspiration Behind the Movie Gimme Shelter

by Kathy DiFiore

178 pages, paperback

Gimme ShelterGimme Love, Gimme Hope, Gimme Shelter is the spiritual and real-life story behind the film "Gimme Shelter". Several Sources Shelters founder, Kathy DiFiore, shares the events and experiences that led her to take great risks for others to ensure that she could provide shelter for the young women who came to her door.
Through her relationship with Mother Teresa, Kathy found the support and courage to take on bureaucratic mountains so she could assist young girls facing life-altering decisions, women abandoned, lost in hopelessness, and babies who deserve the chance to be born.

In Gimme Love, Gimme Hope, Gimme Shelter, Kathy will take readers deeper into the struggles she encountered and the life-changing results that became a reality. Readers will be inspired by her tenacity, compassion, and dedication to the purpose God has for her life.

 


 

I'm using Rafflecopter to help with the giveaway, which is great because it gives you multiple entries for commenting, posting on Facebook, sharing on Twitter, etc. Click below to enter:


(If you're reading this through email or RSS and don't see the giveaway widget, click here.)
 


 
The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

In the future I'll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.

(Since I'm covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

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  • "There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint." - Léon Bloy