Weekly Giveaway (7/13)

“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, I give away some each week, absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning each Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out a list of past giveaways items here.

The Heart of Catholic Prayer

by Mark Shea


This week’s giveaway is a beautiful new book by Mark Shea titled The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary. The book was just released by Our Sunday Visitor–who graciously supplied the giveaway copy–and here’s their description:

“To learn and understand the Our Father and Hail Mary is to learn the deepest contours of the Church’s interior life, for both are prayers that come from the Holy Spirit, who is the soul of the Church.
At once meditative and catechetical, The Heart of Catholic Prayer dissects the two anchors of our faith line by line in a journey into the Church’s deep tradition of prayer, drawing us more deeply into the heart of the mystery of God’s love. It’s no coincidence the Our Father and the Hail Mary are closely intertwined in the heart of the Church.
Mark Shea expertly weaves the contemporary with the historical and the theological with the practical as he opens up these most common of prayers with a fresh and penetrating perspective for all to see. Mere rote recitation of the Our Father and Hail Mary, without knowing what they mean, and why we say them, threatens to characterize God as a kind of cosmic vending machine demanding correct change.
Experience the ordinary truths of the Faith that the Church has always taught, but in ways which will generate a spark of recognition in the contemporary mind. Upon completion of this book, you will never recite either of these prayers in the same way again.”

In order to win this week’s giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:

Which do you pray more, the Our Father or the Hail Mary?


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 Grace 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.

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.