“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.
(If you missed it, read my interview with Emily about the book.)
The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States
by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson
Image Books, 416 pages, hardcover
Released on September 30, 2014
What do Buffalo Bill, John F. Kennedy, Vince Lombardi, Dorothy Day, Fulton Sheen, and Andy Warhol have in common?
They’re all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 inspiring stories celebrate the historic contributions of American men and women shaped by their Catholic faith. From famous figures to lesser-known saints and sinners, The American Catholic Almanac tells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholics’ influence on American history, culture, and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, this unique collection of stories highlights the transformative role of the Catholic Church in American public life over the last 400 years.
Did you know…
- The first immigrant to arrive in America via Ellis Island was a 15-year-old Irish Catholic girl?
- Al Capone’s tombstone reads “MY JESUS MERCY”?
- Andrew Jackson credited America’s victory in the Battle of New Orleans to the prayers of the Virgin Mary and the Ursuline Sisters?
- Five Franciscans died in sixteenth-century Georgia defending the Church’s teachings on marriage?
- Jack Kerouac died wanting to be known as a Catholic and not only as a beat poet?
- Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years before the English settled Jamestown?
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(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)