Weekly Giveaway (12/7)

“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.


Thanks to The Maximus Group, this week I’m giving away four great items. One winner will receive:

The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton

Dale Ahlquist

“Thinking”, wrote G.K. Chesterton, “means connecting things.” His ideas are not only connected to each other, they are also connected to us, showing that the thought of Chesterton is timeless. In a world of increasing specialization, Chesterton connects us to the big picture by helping us see how the many and varied elements within our experience fit together. He sheds light on almost every subject and opens doors from one thing to another with dazzling clarity.

Drawing on literally hundreds of references from Chesterton’s vast writings, Dale Ahlquist conducts a symphony, with Chesterton playing all the instruments in perfect harmony.

Chesterton’s thoughts on almost everything—from east to west, from old to new, from politics to economics, from Shakespeare to Dickens—are woven together to create an illuminating whole.

The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction about Catholicism

Dr. Christopher Kaczor

The Roman Catholic Church has long been the target of suspicion and hostility. But how much of this is based on ignorance and prejudice and how much is the fruit of thoughtful consideration of the facts?

This book separates fact from fiction. Without excusing or justifying wrongdoing, author Christopher Kaczor clarifies official Catholic teaching and demonstrates that much popular opinion about Catholicism is based on misunderstanding and misinformation. He also provides robust and lucid arguments for Catholic belief and practice.

This work examines seven of the most controversial and most common myths about the Catholic Church. They include:

  • The Church opposes science
  • The Church opposes freedom and happiness
  • The Church hates women
  • The Church is indifferent to love because she rejects contraception
  • The Church hates gays
  • The Church opposes same-sex marriage for irrational reasons
  • The Church’s abuse crisis was due to priestly celibacy

Advent at Ephesus CD

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles

The first of its kind, charged with joy, and graced with angelic blend of voices, this new release captures in song the spirit of hope and expectation of Advent.

This unique CD is recorded by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles: a young, monastic order of Sisters located in rural Missouri, dedicated to prayer for priests. Advent at Ephesus includes an amazing variety of traditional Latin and English hymns, polyphony, Gregorian Chant, medieval harmonies and an original piece to prayerfully lead you through the sacred season in preparation for Christmas.

GoBible Traveler Catholic Edition

This little device is packed with more than 70 hours of content. Pop in some headphones and you’ll begin listening to the entire Catholic Edition of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible; reflections for use in praying the Rosary (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries); and a set of well-known Catholic prayers. Before his retirement, Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati granted the Imprimatur on the content. It’s edifying, it’s high-quality, and it all fits right in your pocket.


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The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Pat L. for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the items. 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.

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.