“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.
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor, the country’s largest Catholic publisher. They just finished celebrating their hundredth anniversary and few groups have impacted the American Church more in that span.
Their publishing division produces six regular periodicals, including:
- Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly
- Take Out: Family Faith on the Go
- The Catholic Answer
- The Priest
- My Daily Visitor
- Grace In Action
In addition, Our Sunday Visitor publishes and markets over 500 products including books, CDs, software, and education materials.
They’re also very savvy with new media (no surprise since they published my own Church and New Media book.) They offer Catholic mobile apps, beautiful websites for parishes, and are very active through social media.
For this week’s giveaway, Our Sunday Visitor donated TEN copies of their new biography, Pope Francis.
by Matthew Bunson
Our Sunday Visitor, 224 pages, paperback
Released on April 5, 2013
When the curtains were drawn and our new Holy Father stepped out into view of the 150,000 people waiting in St. Peter’s Square, it was a humble and gentle man from Argentina who greeted them, not in triumph, but with a gentle wave.
He’s a pope of “firsts” – the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first to choose the name of Italy’s most famous saint.
- He is the son of an immigrant railway worker, and sibling of four.
- He was an active, social young man who trained to be a chemist before pursuing a religious vocation.
- He is a Jesuit priest and beloved spiritual director who even as archbishop of Buenos Aires was referred to as Father Jorge.
- He is an outspoken leader who experienced firsthand the challenges of a society ravaged by war, economic despair and cultural unrest.
Pope Francis is still new to us, but in this biography you will get to know the man who became pope: A street priest at heart with a deep love for people and a pastor’s touch. He teaches in word and deed the truths of the Church and God’s merciful love.
Get inside access to the entire history-making event, from the startling resignation of Pope Benedict through the gathering of Cardinals for the Conclave and the installation of this Pope of the people.
Examine Pope Francis the man—his background, his ideas, his mission, and his challenges and opportunities as our new pope—including 16 pages of full color photos from Pope Francis’ past and present.
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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.
(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)