Book Giveaway (5 copies): “Not Just Good, but Beautiful”


“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.

Thanks to Plough Publishing, today I’m giving away FIVE copies of a new book which includes talks on marriage by Pope Francis, Rick Warren, N.T. Wright, and teachers and leaders from several different major religions. It’s titled Not Just Good, but Beautiful: The Complementary Relationship between Man and Woman and it’s based on the extraordinary Humanum conference.

Also, here’s some great news! Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, even if you don’t win the giveaway, everyone who enters here will receive a 50% discount on the book after the drawing—it’s a no-brainer to enter. Learn more and enter below!

The “Humanum” Videos: Extraordinary Short Films on Marriage and the Family


The Vatican is just wrapped up an international and interreligious colloquium on men, women, and marriage called “Humanum”. Over 350 participants, including representatives from 14 religious traditions and 23 countries, united to uphold the value of marriage. (I recently interviewed Dr. Helen Alvaré about the gathering.)

As part of the conference, organizers released six extraordinary videos on marriage and the family. Filmed around the world and containing interviews with people like Fr. Robert Barron, Dr. Peter Kreeft, and N.T. Wright, the short films display timeless truths in extraordinary ways. What Fr. Barron’s CATHOLICISM series did for the Church’s beauty, this series does for marriage and the family.

The Pope’s “Humanum” Conference: An Interview with Dr. Helen Alvaré


Many Christians are buzzing about an exciting new conference that will be held at the Vatican from November 17-19. It’s called “Humanum” and it will bring together dozens of religious leaders from around the world—including several Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim leaders—to discuss the meaning of marriage, specifically its grounding on the complementarity of man and woman.

Here’s a beautiful video trailer for the event, featuring the voice of Dr. Peter Kreeft:

5 Must-Read Books on Marriage and the Family

Marriage and Family books

Over the next year, the Church will celebrate three major events dedicated to marriage and the family. Next month will bring the highly anticipated Extraordinary Synod, followed by next year’s Ordinary Synod, and then finally the World Meeting of Families next October in Philadelphia.

In light of these events, now is the time to read up on marriage and family. If you haven’t already, be sure to download the “Instrumentum Laboris”, the Extraordinary Synod’s working document, which will shape much of the dialogue this month (find it here in plain text, PDF, Kindle, or Nook formats.)

I also recommend any of the five new books below from Our Sunday Visitor and Ignatius Press: