“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 Our Sunday Visitor, today I’m giving away FOUR different books on love and marriage. Four winners will each receive one of the following:
The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning
by Simcha Fisher
Our Sunday Visitor, 128 pages, paperback
Released on February 4, 2014
An easy and lively read-funny, frank, and thoroughly grounded in Catholic theology.
So, you’ve decided to use Natural Family Planning.
Has it blessed your marriage? Deepened your respect for your body? Has it made your sex life fantastic? Do you and your spouse hold hands at sunset, and do pink flowers grow around your marital bed?
If so, this book is not for you.
But if you’ve tried Natural Family Planning and have discovered that your life is now awful-or if you feel judged or judgey, or if you trust NFP but your doctor doesn’t, or if you’re just trying to figure out how the heck to have a sex life that is holy but still human-you’ll find comfort, encouragement, honesty, wit, and, most important, practical advice in The Sinner’s Guide to NFP.
Popular Catholic writer Simcha Fisher shows what it’s really like to practice NFP, and how to achieve those fabled “marriage building” benefits.
by Greg Popcak
Our Sunday Visitor, 256 pages, paperback
Released on March 1, 1999
Dr. Gregory Popcak is a nationally-recognized Catholic psychotherapist and author of eight books. He and his wife, Lisa, host a daily program on Ave Maria Radio. Drawing from years of clinical practice, he integrates proven psychology with orthodox Christianity in a way that will surprise and challenge you, whether you are newlyweds or celebrating your Golden Anniversary.
This entertaining, practical, and completely Catholic guide will show you how the marriage of your dreams is possible today.
The book explores the characteristics that create strong relationships and helps couples determine both their strengths and their weaknesses.
Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter
edited by Hallie Lord
Our Sunday Visitor, 160 pages, paperback
Released on March 6, 2012
Here is a fresh look at life from the perspective of ten Catholic women who live in the spotlight of the Internet — ten bloggers who keep it real every day with their personal posts relating their triumphs, trials, and temptations for all to see.
In the same way, nothing is off limits in Style, Sex, & Substance. Each of these women brings a refreshingly open and humorous perspective to growing in faith and improving their relationship with Christ.
Enjoy real stories, real struggles, and best of all, real faith and trust that God will bring out the best in all circumstances — whether in the family room, the bedroom, or at work.
Stress-Proof Your Marriage
by Cory and Heidi Busse
Our Sunday Visitor, 64 pages, paperback
Released on October 20, 2009
The world is full of one-stop, quick-fix, magic-bullet promises that any problem can be solved in an instant.
But, while we all know marriage can certainly be broken in an instant, it will never be fixed that way. Whether you’re just starting out in a marriage or are longtime marriage “veterans,” we can all use a road map to making our marriages stronger, happier, and more resilient when faced with inevitable difficult times.
- Why did we fall in love in the first place?
- What are the taboo topics that always cause a fight?
- How can I be more emotionally available?
- How are we developing our prayer life?
- When was the last time I said, “I’m sorry”?
- When was the last time I said “I love you”–and really meant it?
Stress-Proof Your Marriage takes seriously the subject of marital bliss (without taking itself too seriously). Reinvigorate your marriage today. Take the first step to grow in faith, laughter, and love.
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The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.
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.
(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)