Weekly Giveaway (11/16)

“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 past giveaways here.


 

This week’s giveaway is a brand new *signed* copy of Bert Ghezzi’s masterpiece, Voices of the Saints: A 365-Day Journey with Our Spiritual Companions (Loyola Press, 808 pages, paperback). Whenever someone asks me for a good saint book, this is the first one I recommend.

The book’s defining and most delightful feature is that, as the title suggests, it’s a collection of the saints own voices. Almost every entry includes writings and quotes directly from the saints themselves. Instead of reading third-hand accounts or spiritual biographies, you encounter them directly which makes them much easier to befriend and emulate than just study.

Each of the 365 entries follows a typical structure. They begin with a half-page overview of the saint’s life, then an excerpt from the saint’s writings—usually a letter, sermon, poem, or song—and then a short reflection from Bert. It’s the perfect book for morning devotionals, especially when used to encounter each day’s official saint.

 
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The winner will be randomly selected next Friday and the giveaway item 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.)

28 thoughts on “Weekly Giveaway (11/16)

  1. Brandon, you inspire me to be the best me I can be. You are so young and have made such a difference in the world. It brought tears to my eyes looking at the seminarian’s pictures. I did donate to your project…and even now I’m not sure how I even knew about it–It must have been a “God thing”! PTL!

  2. St John of the Cross, St Teresa of Avila, St Therese of Liseux, St Teresa Benedicta. Yes, Fr Barron on two of these Saints was absolutely excellent. Blessed Thanksgiving to all. One of the things I love the most about our faith is we do have many, many years of Saints to inspire us throughout and through the years.

  3. Like many above, my favorite saint changes constantly. Right now, I am appreciating St. Cecilia very much. My bosses came back from leading a pilgrimage in Italy just recently, and they gave me a St. Cecilia medal — on its reverse side, a tiny reliquary contains soil from the St. Callistus Catacombs, where Cecilia was originally buried.

    Since I constantly suffer from physical pain due to fibromyalgia, I’ve been asking St. Cecilia to help me with this. Clearly, having survived two types of attempts on her life, she understands what it means to suffer!

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