Weekly Giveaway (9/14)
"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine
Because I've built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give away some absolutely free, no strings attached.
Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning each Friday, and you can enter any time during the week. Check out the past giveaways items here.
[2 books] 7 Secrets of the Eucharist + 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration
by Vinny Flynn
This week's giveaway is courtesy of the charming and gracious Vinny Flynn, whom I got to meet at the Catholic Marketing Network expo. Vinny's son, John, the talented designer behind my website, wanted to connect me with his father for a long time and when he finally did, Vinny and I hit it off immediately.
Vinny's sincerity shines through any conversation you have with him. The guy has a simple, focused mission: to introduce people to the Lord through the Eucharist. He's ambivalent about things like popularity, book sales, or money. In fact at the expo, he gave away copies of his book left and right and dumped close to a dozen in my own bag.
So this week's giveaway includes a *signed* copy of his modern spiritual classic, 7 Secrets of the Eucharist (Ignatius, paperback, 130 pages), which has sold more than 100,000 copies, and a copy of his newest book, 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration (Ignatius, paperback, 176 pages).
Here's the publisher's description of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist:
"Pope John Paul II referred to the Holy Eucharist as the greatest treasure of the Church, and yet even many devoted Catholics have a very limited understanding of this powerful sacrament. 7 Secrets of the Eucharist will change all that.
The reader will come away with a completely new awareness that the Eucharist is not just about receiving Communion; it's about transforming your daily life.Deeply based on the Scriptures, the writings of the Saints, and the teachings of our two most recent Popes, this profound and remarkably readable book will introduce you to some of the hidden truths of the Eucharist, truths that have always been embraced by theologians, saints, and mystics, but have rarely been passed on to the average person in a meaningful way.
Perfect for personal devotion, catechesis, study groups, book clubs, and theological studies, 7 Secrets of the Eucharist will rekindle the Eucharistic amazement called for by Pope John Paul II."
And here's background on Vinny's newest book, 21 Ways to Worship:
"Anytime people start talking about Eucharistic Adoration, one question always seems to come up: "A whole hour? What'll I do for a whole hour?" The purpose of this little book is to present at least a partial answer to that question enough to encourage you to give it a try if you've never done it, or to offer some additional suggestions if you've already spent some time in Adoration and would like to experiment with more ways to pray while you're there."
In order to win this week's giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:
What do you like most about the Eucharist?
The winner will be randomly selected next Friday and the giveaway item will be sent out, free-of-charge, shortly thereafter.
The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Joanne B. for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the book. If you don’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam box—apparently e-mails with “giveaway” in the title are prone to end up there.